Homemade Strawberry Milk
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.
Servings 6 people
- 3 cups strawberries sliced in half and stems removed.
- 1 ¾ 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
- ½ 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.
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
- 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.