Homemade Strawberry Milk

Perfectly sweet and creamy homemade strawberry milk! With a simple strawberry syrup made with fresh berries. Stir into a glass of cold milk for a delightful sweet treat!

A glass of Homemade Strawberry Milk with a spoon in the dish.

Growing up I was always a sucker for strawberry milk.  Don’t get me wrong I loved chocolate milk too, but there was just something about strawberry.  

Probably the pretty pink color.  I’ve always been a girly girl at heart.  Pretty things make me super happy.

These days I don’t buy containers of strawberry or chocolate milk at the cafeteria for lunch.  

But, I do still enjoy a big glass of chocolate milk sometimes at night – kinda like a pseudo dessert.

{Side note – does anyone else remember the bags of milk at school?  My elementary school switched to bags – yes bags – for a short period of time.  Worst decision ever on their part – you can easily imagine the gigantic mess this made.}

Strawberry Syrup for Milk in a jar with a glass of strawberry milk to the side.

So anyway, a few weeks ago it hit me – homemade strawberry milk.  

I was convinced it would blow the fake stuff from my childhood out of the water.  And man oh man, it does not disappoint.  

Strawberry milk with real strawberries!  I mean, c’mon.  You just can’t go wrong with that.

I’ve been waiting to share this recipe with you until now.  Because you know, pink = Valentine’s Day.

A glass of Dairy Free Strawberry Milk with a pink straw.

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Homemade Strawberry Milk

Homemade Strawberry Milk

Yield: about 1 ¼ cups syrup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Perfectly sweet and creamy homemade strawberry milk! With a simple strawberry syrup made with fresh berries. Stir into a glass of cold milk for a delightful sweet treat!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • milk of choice, for serving

Instructions

  1. Add the strawberries to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Strain the strawberry puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds (using a wooden spoon to help push it through). Set aside.
  2. Add the water and both kinds of sugar to a small saucepan. Set the pan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar dissolves. Add in the strained strawberry puree and salt. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle simmer.
  3. Turn down the heat just a bit and continue to cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently (don’t wander away as the mixture will rise up and spill over very quickly if you’re not stirring frequently!). Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Let cool completely and then store the syrup in the refrigerator. The mixture will thicken slightly as it cools.
  5. To serve, add a few tablespoons (or to taste) of the strawberry syrup to a glass of milk and stir until combined.

Notes

To keep this dairy free / vegan - use a non dairy milk of choice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 16mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Protein: 0g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice. Nutrition info is ONLY for the strawberry syrup and does not include a milk of choice.