Homemade Strawberry Milk

I saw a recipe for strawberry milk on We are Not Martha and decided to make it for my kids’ after school snack. It was simple to prepare and made the most delicious strawberry milk. My kids absolutely loved it and asked me to make it again very soon. I love that this milk put a huge smile on my kids’ faces and that it was made with real fruit.

Place the sliced strawberries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat  to medium low and let simmer, stirring often, until mixture thickens into a syrup, about 10 minutes.

Strain liquid into a bowl, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard solids (or feed them to your kids… my daughter gobbled them up). Place the strawberry syrup into the refrigerator to chill. Once the syrup is cold, pour about 2-3 tablespoons of the strawberry syrup into a glass of milk. Stir and taste, add more syrup if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Homemade Strawberry Milk

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10-12 min.

Total Time: 15-17 min.

Ingredients:

2 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled & sliced
1/2 cup of sugar, to taste (my strawberries were extremely sweet so I only used 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 cups of milk

Directions:

Place the sliced strawberries, sugar, water, lemon juice, and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low and let simmer, stirring often, until mixture thickens into a syrup, about 10 minutes.

Strain liquid into a bowl, pressing with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Discard solids (or feed them to your kids... my daughter gobbled them up). Place the strawberry syrup into the refrigerator to chill. Once the syrup is cold, pour about 2-3 tablespoons of the strawberry syrup into a glass of milk. Stir and taste, add more syrup if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Inspired by We are Not Martha

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25 Responses to “Homemade Strawberry Milk”

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    Honey What's Cooking — June 9, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    yum, this looks so incredibly good. I love strawberry milk.

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    gloria — June 9, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

    strawberries milk is delicious and. this sounds so good:)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — June 9, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    This is perfect, I’m going to try it this week. Strawberry milk brings back such great memories for me!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — June 9, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    I remember drinking powdered strawberry milk from a can when I was little. This sounds so much better and it’s homemade with real fruit! Sounds delish Pam.

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    Kris — June 9, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

    Oh, I know three little people that would love that!!!
    Your daughter is looking more like you every day!!!
    I love soft boiled eggs too!!
    xo Kris

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 9, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

    How fun is this?! I have a ton of strawberries to use up too!

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    lenia — June 9, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    Adopt me!Love this refreshing and delicious milk!

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    Jenn — June 10, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    YUM!! Wish my mom would have discovered this when we were kids.. we had to use that powdered stuff to get strawberry milk.. and I don’t even remember it tasting much like strawberries!! lol

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    Joanne — June 10, 2013 @ 5:40 am

    I haven’t had strawberry milk in AGES because the ingredient list and nutritional stats are so awful. Homemade is defintiely the way to go! yum!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — June 10, 2013 @ 5:51 am

    What a great idea! I’ll have to make this for my son!

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    Peggy Recker — June 10, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    That sounds very refreshing.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 10, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    Such a refreshing treat for kiddos and adults alike!

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    vanillasugarblog — June 10, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    I loved this as a kid. But I had the bad for you kind.
    This is waaaay better!

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    rosita — June 10, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    Esta combinación es deliciosa y refrescante me encanta,hugs.

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    Marjie — June 10, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    I’ve never tried cooking my strawberry flavoring. I just do it the lazy way, and throw everything into the blender. Now I want strawberry milk, too!

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — June 10, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    Great idea for homemade strawberry milk! I am going to have to try this!

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    Rhonda — June 10, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    What a great photo of them enjoying the milk! I used to love strawberry milk as a kid.

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    Blond Duck — June 10, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    And it’s in a little jar! How cute!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 10, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    Fresh, seasonal, homemade…. I love what you feed your family, Pam.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — June 10, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    This sounds yummy. It is a good way for kids to get their fruits.

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    grace — June 11, 2013 @ 12:57 am

    the strawberry milk you find at the store is SO unhealthy and SO expensive, and that always makes me sad because it’s one of the yummiest beverages i’ve ever had. this recipe is going into the archives!

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    Anon — June 11, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    And probably far more healthy than the stuff you buy in supermarkets, where you don’t know exactly what’s gone into it!

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    The Café Sucre Farine — June 11, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Looks so good! I know your kids love having you for a mom! So much better than the chemicals in the store bought stuff too!

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