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posted: 07/13/21

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Strawberry Milk is such an easy recipe to make from scratch at home! Just a few simple ingredients for this fun treat.

a small milk bottle filled with strawberry milk and two straws

When my kids were really little, one of their favorite books was Charlie and Lola. Lola’s very favorite drink was “pink milk” and this quickly became a thing in our house. The good news is that pink milk, or strawberry milk, is very easy to make at home.

I love being able to make things from scratch so I know exactly what is in them.

overhead of strawberries cut up on a cutting board

How to Make Strawberry Milk

  1. Cut up fresh strawberries. You will need 16 ounces to make about 1 cup of strawberry syrup.
  2. Combine the strawberries with water and sugar. In a small sauce pan, bring them to a boil while stirring regularly. Boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Blend the syrup. After it has boiled, transfer the syrup to a blender to make smooth. Then strain it with a metal mesh strainer.
  4. Allow the syrup to cool.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons of syrup to 6 ounces of milk. (Or more!)
strawberry simple syrup being strained into a measuring cup

Freezing Strawberry Syrup

This syrup lasts for 1 month in the refrigerator. If you would like to stretch it a little longer you could put it in ice cube trays and freeze it. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to an air tight container and store in the freezer for up to three months. You can have strawberry milk well into the fall.

a small corked bottle holding strawberry syrup

FAQ

How long does strawberry syrup last?

It will keep in the refrigerator for a month, so you will have lots of time to enjoy this strawberry milk recipe.

What does strawberry milk taste like?

This really fun pink drink tastes like a sweet strawberry flavored milk.

Can I use less sugar?

You can, but you may not like it as much. This is considered a treat in our house, so its had in moderation, and totally enjoyed.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

Yes! This is a great way to use up your frozen strawberries. Because they release a lot of liquid as they thaw, I suggest that you let the mixture simmer for closer to 12 minutes to get the consistency you are looking for.

strawberry milk in a small bottle with strawberry syrup in the background

Other Strawberry Recipes

If you have been strawberry picking recently and need more great recipes to use up your find, try these:

If you make this strawberry milk recipe or any of my other recipes, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

a small milk bottle filled with strawberry milk and two straws
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Strawberry Milk

Serves: 16 servings
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Strawberry Milk is such an easy recipe to make from scratch at home! Just a few simple ingredients for this fun treat.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces milk (per serving)

Strawberry Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 16 ounces strawberries greens removed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup of water

Instructions

Strawberry Syrup

  • Bring the sugar, strawberries, and water to a boil over medium low heat, stirring regularly.
  • Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  • Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Strain the syrup using a mesh strainer and store the remaining syrup in the refrigerator for up to a month in an airtight container.

Strawberry Milk

  • Once the syrup has compltely cooled add 2 tablespoons to 6 ounces of milk for a deliciuos and easy treat.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
a small milk bottle filled with strawberry milk and two straws

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