Make this 3 ingredient strawberry milk from scratch using fresh or frozen strawberries. It’s creamy, fruity, and very lightly sweet. (gluten-free, can be made vegan).
As strawberries are in season, try some of my other most liked strawberry recipes too – Strawberry Butter, Strawberry Muffins, Strawberry Cobbler, Strawberry Brownies, Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie, and Strawberry Jam.
About This Recipe
Made using fresh or frozen strawberries, this homemade 3 ingredient strawberry milk screams summer. It tastes creamy, fruity, and very lightly sweet.
Homemade strawberry milk is very easy to make from scratch and far better than those store-bought bottles. It is made using high-quality ingredients and has no artificial flavorings, colors, or preservatives. Plus it’s much economical.
The best part is that it can be customized according to your requirements. Make it vegan by using coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk. Make it healthier by reducing the amount of sugar or use honey or maple syrup.
A great summer snack, this strawberry-flavored milk recipe can easily be halved, doubled, or tripled, depending upon how many people you want to serve. To make the pink color a little more prominent, you can add a few drops of red food coloring.
This drink is also great to serve on Valentine’s day. Use frozen strawberries to make it if fresh ones are not in season.
There is a Korean version of this milk too. I will try to share the Korean strawberry milk recipe soon.
Strawberries – This drink can be made using fresh or frozen strawberries. In summers when strawberries are in season and they are cheap as well, I freeze them in bulk and keep using them round the year. Want to know how to freeze strawberries, then check out my post.
Milk – Use whole milk for a creamy texture. To make it vegan, replace dairy milk with any plant-based milk like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or oats milk.
Sugar – Adjust the sugar as per your liking. You can substitute sugar with honey or maple syrup, for a healthy alternative.
How to Make Strawberry Milk
Start by preparing the strawberries. Wash 1 pound (500 g) strawberries and chop off their top leafy part. Now chop them into small pieces. Add the chopped strawberries to a non-stick skillet along with ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water.
Note – If using frozen strawberries, thaw them and use in the recipe.
Cook on low-medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring at regular intervals.
Pass this mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Keep pressing the mixture with the back of a spoon and press the strawberry piece as much as possible. Discard the solids or use them to top oatmeals or yogurt.
Note – Do not blend the strawberry mixture in a blender. You will get strawberry puree instead of syrup.
Cool the strawberry syrup completely. It is important to cool the syrup completely before adding it to the milk otherwise the acid in the strawberries can curdle the milk.
Pour one cup of cold milk into a glass.
Add 4-5 tablespoon of strawberry syrup and stir well. Add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
When this milk is made at home from scratch, you are only using milk, strawberries, and sugar. There are no added preservatives, stabilizers, or artificial colors added to it. It’s perfectly healthy to drink homemade one.
Use skim milk and reduce the amount of sugar or replace the sugar with honey or maple syrup to make it healthier.
This milk is a great base to add powdered supplements. Add a scoop of the supplement you are taking like whey protein, collagen, etc and drink it pre or post-workout.
If you want to make this drink and you don’t have strawberries, worry not. Blend some strawberry jam with milk in a blender and your refreshing strawberry-flavored milk will be ready in no time. If the jam is hard, microwave it for 15-20 seconds, cool, and add to the blender. The strawberry-flavored milk made using strawberry jam might be sweeter as compared to when made from scratch.
The acid in the strawberries can cause the milk to curdle. But the process of curdling will not happen immediately, especially if the milk and the strawberry syrup are chilled. Do not add this syrup to hot milk and never mix the syrup with milk to serve later. Instead, mix the required syrup in individual glasses of chilled milk and serve immediately.
Strawberry milk can be served for breakfast or as a mid-day snack whenever hunger strikes. You can also enjoy it in the evening instead of tea or coffee.
To make it richer, top it with vanilla or strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, or even matcha syrup. Topping is great when you want to serve it to your guests.
You can make the strawberry syrup and store it in the fridge in an air-tight container or a glass jar for 5-6 days. When ready to serve, stir it with milk and serve!
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Strawberry Milk Recipe
- 1 pound strawberries (500 g, fresh or frozen)
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup water
- 4 cups chilled milk
- Start by preparing the strawberries. Wash the strawberries and chop off the top leafy part. Now chop the remaining strawberry into small pieces. Add the chopped strawberries to a non-stick pan along with sugar and water.
- Cok on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring at regular intervals.
- Pass this mixture through a fine-mesh strainer. Keep pressing the mixture with the back of a spoon and press the strawberry piece as much as possible. Discard the solids or use them to top oatmeals or yogurt.
- Cool the strawberry syrup completely.
- Pour one cup of milk into a glass.
- Add 4-5 tablespoon of strawberry syrup and stir well. Add a few ice cubs and serve chilled.