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