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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.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade strawberry milk, strawberry milk, strawberry milk recipe, strawberry syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author April


  • Food processor or blender
  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Saucepan
  • Bottle to store the syrup


  • 3 cups strawberries sliced in half and stems removed.
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar Add less or more depending on your taste preference.
  • milk
  • 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.
  • 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