Homemade Strawberry Milk

Homemade strawberry milk only requires 3 simple ingredients and tastes like a summertime dream! This blog post is all about how to make homemade strawberry milk.

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This delicious four-ingredient strawberry milk is perfect for one or two people! It’s fruity, creamy and delicate – exactly what strawberry milk dreams are made of. Trust me, this recipe is a must-try! Kids will love it too! 

Made with real strawberries, this drink is refreshing, sweet, and completely satisfying. Whether you’re looking to cool down on a hot day or just wanting a tasty snack, this homemade strawberry milk will surely hit the spot!

This recipe is so easy and fun to make, and it tastes so much better than store bought strawberry milk – I dare say it’s even better than Nesquick Strawberry Milk! You can use fresh or frozen strawberries and any dairy or plant-based milk that you choose.

Ready to make some of your own? Continue reading both of my methods to make this delightful drink!

Continue reading how to make the most gorgeous looking (and tasting) homemade strawberry milk recipe.

WHAT IS STRAWBERRY MILK MADE OF?

This recipe is mainly composed of two stand out ingredients: milk and homemade strawberry syrup (strawberry concentrate).

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

This is one of those fun and feel-good recipes! Any time I serve strawberry milk, it makes people light up and smile. Who would have thought that something so simple and easy to make would get that result?!

Maybe you have kids and want to make them a tasty and healthy after school treat packed with nutrition? OR perhaps, you want to feel like a kid again and sip on some homemade strawberry milk whilst working, running errands or post-workout.

If you’ve said yes to any of the above, then you’re indeed in for a sweet treat!

Most times, I’ll make this decadent pink drink in leu of eating a heavy dessert. This is great to make for large families or even for one to two people instead of making a dessert after dinner.

This milk is healthy as it’s filled with vitamins and minerals. The protein in the milk helps aid in muscle recovery after a workout and the Vitamin D aspect helps kids bones grow strong.

Strawberry milk is quick enough to make during a hectic work week and best served chilled on a hot spring or summer day.

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HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY MILK

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This recipe takes 5-10 minutes – depending on which mixing method is used.

Yields:

1 ½ cups of strawberry syrup and 6-8 glasses of strawberry milk. I also give instructions for smaller quantities for serving one to two people below!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (frozen or fresh) strawberries. If making with fresh strawberries, cut strawberry into slices and remove green stems.
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • Milk – Whole milk or 2% Milk will work here. Non-dairy milk can be substituted – but may not taste the same.
  • Whipped cream (optional topping)

METHOD 1: STOVE TOP

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Recipe Instructions:

  1. To make strawberry syrup combine strawberries, water and sugar in a round saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer this syrup mixture 10-12 minutes whilst stirring occasionally, until everything is melted down and a rich, thick consistency – like syrup.
  2. Strain mixture. Take a fine mesh strainer and place it over a small-medium size bowl. Begin to pour strawberry syrup mixture through strainer. As all the liquid has passed through the metal strainer, use the back of a spoon to press the strawberries against the strainer. This will ensure you are getting all the juice part of the syrup mixture and not the chunks/seeds of the strawberries.

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3. Next, time to add milk! Pour 3/4 cup of milk into a glass and add the strawberry syrup! To make sweeter, add in more syrup. Same thing goes for making less sweet – just pour in less syrup. I personally like to add about 3-4 tablespoons of this sweet syrup, but this is totally up to you!

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4. Finally top off the strawberry milk with some whip cream and drizzle some additional strawberry syrup on top of that the whip cream right before serving. Walla! You now have a stunning, pink homemade strawberry milk to drink and share.

METHOD 2: BLENDER (Mixing method)

  1. Blend strawberry concentrate and milk.
  2. Blend for only a few short few seconds or until all is mixed and what’s left is a smooth, milky pink drink.
  3. Top off with whip cream and drizzle with strawberry syrup on top! 

RECIPE TIPS + TRICKS

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What else to make with strawberry syrup?

This sticky and rich strawberry syrup recipe makes 1-½ cups of syrup. This yields approximately 6 glasses of strawberry milk. I typically can’t drink all that milk by myself, so instead I will save leftover syrup.

I like to dazzle plain pancakes, oatmeal, greek yogurt parfaits, crepes, waffles, or a bowl of vanilla ice cream with this vibrant strawberry syrup. How fun and delicious right?

How to store the syrup?

You can store strawberry syrup up to one week. Although, you may see the color starting to turn 3-5 days in. The longevity of strawberry syrup depends on the quality and freshness of the fruit used as well as how well sealed the syrup container is.

How to make strawberry milk for one or two:

If you’re wondering how to make this recipe for only one or two people, well – I have that info!

To make 2-3 glasses of this milk then follow these following measurements:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

What Else to Make With Strawberry Sauce:

  • Strawberry Pancakes
  • Strawberry Waffles
  • Strawberry Crepes
  • Strawberry Drizzle For Ice Cream Sundaes

More Sweet Recipes to Enjoy With Strawberries:

  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  • Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Mousse
  • Strawberry Brownies

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