I very recently saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen and said hey I have that book. Why didn't I notice that recipe? Then I looked at the Prune cookbook and saw the bookmark was only about 1/4 of the way through the book. I guess that's why I didn't see that recipe. It's not that I didn't like the book (so many people have had much to say about Gabrielle Hamilton both good and bad), I just have not gotten back to it and it sits amongst a few other goodies also. The one maddening thing about the book is that there is no freaking index - what's up with that?? Anyway, I decided to give this a try since strawberry season is upon us, and I've been buying buttermilk a lot lately (what's up with that?).
I remember having strawberry Quik when I was a kid. I would say that we had that less often than regular chocolate Quik. It was known as Quik back in the olden days not Nesquik as it is today. We only had the powdered kind not the newfangled liquid kind. So it might have been a little bit of nostalgia here making me want to try this out.
I agree with Smitten - the strawberries need to be blended in. I blended after the whole mixture sat overnight. I struggled a little fishing out all of the strawberries. So I do recommend buzzing up the strawberries after they have macerated for a while and then adding the milks.
Now for the taste. It was absolutely delicious. And that's not nostalgia talking.