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This homemade strawberry milk is delicious and easy to make. This gorgeous pink milk is made with only a few ingredients, fresh juicy strawberries, milk and sugar are just some of the ingredients. Kids will love helping you make it! Tastes way better than the store brands. And once you try it, you’ll never use store bought strawberry syrup again.
I’m totally OK with plain milk but every now and then my kid want homemade strawberry milk, so why settle with plain when milk goes so well with so many flavors?
I mean, chocolate milk is a crowd-pleaser, and I bet you already mastered that recipe. If not, I’ll be sure to post the recipe soon.
If you want strawberry milk, you must either buy it or get yourself a bottle of artificial strawberry syrup, and for me, neither makes the cut.
There’s nothing like an all-natural homemade strawberry syrup to flavor your milk (and drizzle over ice cream). So, I thought I’d share this fresh strawberry syrup, the key for the tastiest homemade strawberry milk you’ve ever tasted.
My kid loves strawberry milk. He often requests it because it reminds him of his school lunch breaks. He misses school so much. He’s a big fan of strawberries so this milk, as well as my strawberry soda float, are always a fun treat for him. You can even top your pancakes or waffles with this strawberry syrup.
Why this strawberry milk recipe works:
✔ It’s made with fresh strawberries.
✔ Strawberry milk is easy to make and way better than the store strawberry syrup. No added preservatives.
✔ You can omit the milk and just use the syrup over pancakes, waffles, ice cream. The possibilities are endless.
✔ It’s not watered down with water.
✔ It’s a pretty pink drink. What kid or adult wouldn’t want a pink drink?
What you’ll need
I’m sure you already have all you need to make this strawberry milk. A food processor or blender, a fine-mesh sieve, a small bowl, a saucepan, paper straws (optional) and a container or bottle (similar one) to store the strawberry syrup.
This is an easy three-ingredient recipe, so quality matters. Find fresh, organic strawberries. Make sure they’re bright red, with no green spots and not too mushy. You can always use frozen strawberries (thaw them first), but you can’t beat freshness. For a more vibrant pink milk, you can one or two tiny drops of red food dye
If you’re ready, prepare to meet your favorite fresh strawberry milk. Let’s get started!
Strawberry milk recipe
Here’s how you make it.
1. Remove the leaves from the strawberries and slice them in half. Put them into a blender or food processor.
2. Process until the strawberry puree is very smooth.
3. Strain the strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a the saucepan while pressing as much juice into the bowl as possible.
4. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the strawberry mix and sugar. Mix well. Let it come to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes occasionally stirring until slightly thickened.
Step 5. Pour it into a bottle and make a diy a cute label (optional but fun) Chill the syrup for about 45 -60 minutes.
Step 6. To serve, stir in about 1-2 tbsp of syrup into one cup of milk or more to taste. For a larger cup and glass you may want need add a bit more of syrup. And there you have it. A tasty strawberry milk that tastes absolutely delicious and so simple to make!
This strawberry milk is delicious and easy to make. It’s made with only a few ingredients. Fresh juicy strawberries, milk and sugar are some of the ingredients.
- 3 cups strawberries sliced in half and stems removed.
- 1 3/4 cup sugar Add less or more depending on your taste preference.
- 1 tsp lemon juice optional but it brings out more of the strawberry flavor
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add the strawberries into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Strain the strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into the sauce pan while pressing as much juice into the pot as possible. See process shots in the body of the post.
In a saucepan over medium-high heat add the strained strawberry mixture.Let it come to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes occasionally stirring until slightly thickened
Chill the syrup for about 45 -60 minutes.
To serve, stir in about 1-2 tbsp of syrup into one cup of milk (if using a larger cup or glass add more to taste).
This is an easy two-ingredient recipe, so quality matters.
- Find fresh, strawberries. Make sure they’re bright red.
- Green leaves with no green spots and not mushy.
- Look for plump strawberries. If berries are starting to look mush and dark it's no good.
- Make sure you can see all the berries in the package. They should all look fresh and ripe.
- You can always use frozen strawberries (thaw them first), but you can’t beat freshness.
- For a more vibrant pink milk, you can one or two tiny drops of red food dye
- Use this strawberry syrup as a topping on waffles, pancakes, ice cream and more.
Adjust sugar to taste. The strawberries I use were sweet but if yours aren't that sweet you may have to add more sugar.
Straining the strawberry mixture:
Don't worry if you don't strain all the seeds from the strawberries. You can also pour the finished strawberry milk through a strainer to remove any leftover seeds.
I've only tried this recipe with whole milk and coconut milk. I prefer to use whole milk.
How to store it:
Store in an airtight containers and keep it can be left in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Photos and recipe updated 7/30/2020
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