Berry Custard Shake

My latest smoothie concoction is this Berry Custard Shake.

Isn't it pretty?

I like to make us smoothies most days. I don't always manage, but I do try. It's a great way of topping up Cooper's five-a-day and he does so love them. Graham and I enjoy them too, but this one wasn't for Graham's vegan sensibilities as it has dairy custard and milk in it. I could have made him one with Alpro soya custard and soy milk, but he wasn't around, so he totally missed out. Shhhhhhh! don't tell him!

This luxurious concoction is full of strawberries, raspberries, custard, milk, flax seeds and cherry concentrate.

The cherry concentrate is from CherryActive and I have been adding it to a lot of our smoothies. It's lovely stuff and you only need a splash for a fresh cherry taste. Great when you think how short cherry season is and how expensive they are. Here is some blurb about it:

100% concentrated Montmorency cherry juice with no added preservatives. The gorgeous taste of Montmorency cherries! Each 210ml bottle typically made from the concentrated juice of over 650 Montmorency cherries. A 210ml bottle makes two litres of diluted juice (mix 30ml concentrate into half a pint of fresh water). Alternatively, add to natural yoghurt, smoothies or as a mixer.

10% off for my readers at CherryActive until 14 October 2013, just add the code JACQUELINE10 at the checkout.

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Berry Custard Shake
A slurpilicious shake of strawberries, raspberries and cherries.
  • 400g strawberries
  • 200g raspberries
  • 200g ready-made custard
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 tsp flaxseeds (linseeds)
  • 1 tsp cherry concentrate
  • a tray of ice cubes
1. Hull the strawberries.2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth. If your blender isn't strong enough to whizz up ice, then just add it to the glasses before serving.3. Enjoy!
Total time:
Yield: Makes 6 glasses

Disclosure: BerryActive kindly sent me some cherry concentrate to try. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Looks very tasty Jac and healthy to boot!

  2. Oh yum! I really want some of this now.

    We've been getting into smoothie making too but haven't yet managed to get away from banana bases.

    I also love your little milk bottle. What a lovely way to serve it.

    1. Banana makes such a great base for smoothies Laura and adds a nice sweetness is the fruit is a little tart. I have to admit most of our smoothies include banana too.

  3. Ohhh yum! That looks so pretty and sounds delicious x

  4. Wonderful smoothie. Would be perfect for Fall season.

  5. Love your presentation - so cute! I think if I showed Mr CC a drink containing custard he would never drink anything else again!

    1. Haha, you'll have to think carefully about this one then CC :)

  6. I had a kick of using cherry active for awhile for my joints. I would just drink it diluted but this sounds MUCH nicer. Poor Graeme. You'll need to make him a vegan one. Bet it would be just as lush

    1. I know I should make him one.

      I didn't realise it was good for your joints. Must tell my mother-in-law.

  7. This looks so good! I'm sure it even doubles up as a dessert and a great way of using up surplus fruit.

  8. I have never ever thought to put custard in a smoothie. What a fab idea. This is on my to do list.

  9. So glad I found your site! I try to have a smoothie every morning too- this one looks delish- will try out using custard :)


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