For this berry smoothie, we will use readily available frozen mixed berries (from major supermarkets) and fresh strawberries.
We will combine mixed berries with milk and vanilla yoghurt to give you a smoothie that tastes like no other. The tartness from the berries, a touch of sweetness and sourness from the vanilla yoghurt and creamy texture from the whipped cream makes all the difference.
What you need:
100g frozen mixed berries
50g fresh strawberries
500ml vanilla yoghurt
500ml frozen milk
250ml whipped cream
50g berry sauce (cook some berries and reduce them or dilute berry jam with a tablespoon of water)
What to do:
Remove the leaves from 5-6 strawberries and put them in a blender.
Add in the frozen mixed berries -- frozen berries tend to have more flavour and can keep for months in the freezer, perfect for making smoothies and sauces.
Add in the vanilla yoghurt then the frozen milk. Frozen milk will make your smoothie frothy.
Add in about 100ml of whipped cream then give it a good blend, resting the blender every 1 minute until the mixture is smooth.
Into the bottom of your preferred glasses, put some halved strawberries and pour in the cooked berry sauce.
Pour in the blended mixture to get a marble effect.
Using a piping bag with a star nozzle, pipe in the remaining whipped cream for presentation purposes then pour some berry sauce on top.
Garnish with fresh strawberries and you are ready to serve your cooling berry smoothie.