Homemade Strawberry Milk filled with fresh strawberry flavors. Ditch the store bought syrup; this easy recipe is only 3 ingredients, with no artificial colors, flavors, or dyes.
Are you ready to feel like a kid again? I made you strawberry milk! And not just any strawberry milk, but strawberry milk with no artificial colors or flavors. That pretty pink hue is all from fresh strawberries. Woohoo!
I will admit that I probably only had strawberry milk a few times during my childhood. My mom never bought strawberry syrup. Have you looked at that ingredient list? Eeeeeek. Thanks, mama. When I had the idea for strawberry milk made with real strawberries (and not much else), I knew this had the potential to be reeeaaallly good.
You can make this with fresh or frozen strawberries. The results are just as good either way. You can also use a non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut milk.
Simply boil the strawberries and sugar to make a syrup. Strain out the solids and refrigerate the syrup. Whenever you’re ready for a glass of sweet and creamy Strawberry Milk – just add the strawberry syrup to milk and voilà!
I’m looking forward to making this strawberry milk for my kiddos on Valentine’s Day. They both LOVED this! I allowed our one year old, Juliette, a few sips of this milk before putting her down for a nap and when she woke up the first thing out of her mouth was, “Milk, milk!” She couldn’t wait to have more. I can’t say I blame her. Enjoy!
Strawberry Milk (no artificial colors or flavors)
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
- Milk, preferably whole or 2%; non-dairy milk can be substituted
- Whipped cream or sprinkles, for topping (optional)
- Place the strawberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and juicy.
- Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the strawberry mixture through the strainer. Use the back of a spoon to press the strawberries against the strainer, extracting as much juice/syrup as possible. Chill the syrup. You can either discard the solids or save them for topping oatmeal or yogurt.
- To serve: pour 1 cup of milk and add syrup to taste (I add between 3-4 tablespoons of syrup per cup of milk). Stir and serve.