DIY Strawberry Milk is bursting with the fresh taste of sweet strawberries. This recipe is easy to make and only requires three ingredients. It is ideal for one or two portions and far superior to the store-bought. I’ll demonstrate ways to cook it two ways: by blending fresh berries that are blended or using simple syrup of strawberries.
Three cups of sliced strawberries (fresh or frozen). I used one 16-oz bag of frozen strawberries sliced and frozen
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup of water
- milk, whole or 2%. Non-dairy milk may be substituted
- with whipped cream on top (optional)
- Put your strawberries, sugar, and water in a pot set over medium temperature. Cook for 10-12 minutes, frequently stirring until the mixture thickens.
- Place a fine mesh strainer in an empty bowl. Pour the strawberry mix through the strainer. Utilize the spoon’s handle to press the strawberry mixture against the strainer, removing the maximum amount of syrup or juice. If you see any foam that has accumulated on the syrup’s surface, the syrup, you may scoop it up immediately. The syrup should be chilled.
- To serve, pour 3 cups of milk into a glass and add syrup according to your preference (I add three to four tablespoons). Mix and serve.
YOU’LL ALSO NEED
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Blender or Immersion blender (if you want to blend the fresh strawberry milk).
Homemade Strawberry Milk for One or Two Recipe Notes
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This recipe requires a mesh strainer that can remove strawberries and seeds from the syrup. If you don’t have one, they’re cheap on Amazon and available in many grocery stores’ baking sections. Or, you can use a spoon with a slotted handle to scoop out strawberries. A few fruit and seeds will be at the bottom of the glass, which isn’t a problem.
The strawberry milk is an amazing pale pink; however, if you make it for children (or child-like adults), you can add a few drops of red food coloring to get an even more vivid pink hue. The images used two drops of food coloring to make the milk.
It is possible to make strawberry milk from any milk in your refrigerator, but whole milk creates the richest and most delicious drink. If you’ve got heavy cream, half and half available, it is possible to add some of it to the mix to create an extra-rich drink (highly suggested).
Are you looking for other strawberry recipes? Try my Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes, Easy Strawberry Sauce for Pancakes and Ice Cream, and Strawberry Syrup.
The Best Strawberries to Use
This recipe is ideal for summer strawberries near their peak ripeness. This is how to get an unnaturally sweet drink without adding lots of honey.
It is also a fantastic method to use some berries that have reached their peak. You can make use of frozen strawberries. These are strawberries that are picked in the prime of the season. Therefore, generally, they’re very good.
Can You Use a Different Sweetener?
Sure! We enjoyed honey in our strawberry milk. However, you can make it using the syrup of maple, agave, or any other sweetener you like. Begin with a tiny amount first, then taste it and increase the amount you need.
WHAT IS KOREAN STRAWBERRY MILK?
Korean Strawberry milk is a very popular drink in Korea served in the summertime in numerous cafes. Korean strawberry milk differs from normal strawberry milk since it is made from real strawberries. There are no artificial ingredients here, and the strawberry syrup isn’t processed in any way.
The primary characteristic that distinguishes Korean strawberry milk is the freshly picked pieces of strawberry inside to provide some texture. The fresh strawberry chunks give it a refreshing taste that I have found absent in other milk made with strawberries. This syrup of strawberries is prepared using frozen or fresh strawberries, which are then slowly heated until it’s at boiling. This thickens the strawberry puree a little, making it sweet and syrupy but not too thick, like jam.
The next step is to make the milk. It is possible to use any milk to make this strawberry milk at home, but milk from dairy is commonly utilized in Korea. Mix it gently so you can see the distinction between strawberries and dairy. In Korea, it’s served separately, so you must give it a vigorous stir before drinking. For my recipe, I made homemade coconut milk to make this recipe, and it turned out incredible! It was a fantastic coconut milk that is vegan!
START BY MAKING THE STRAWBERRY SYRUP:
- Blend frozen or fresh strawberries until you’ve got the strawberry puree.
- Mix the puree, strawberry pieces, and sugar in a pot, and bring it to a boil.
- Cook for one minute, then remove the heat. Let it cool.
- In a small saucepan in a small pot, mix to the pot the puree of the strawberries and one-third of the strawberries. Bring to the point of boiling. It should boil for about one minute, then turn off the heat and allow it to sit on the counter or in the fridge. (Note you can leave out the boiling step; however, I recommend eating the same day you made it. The puree will be thinner and more liquid, but it will also have more strawberry-like freshness since it’s not hot.)
ASSEMBLE THE HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY MILK:
- Add the strawberry syrup, and cool it in the tall glass. Then swirl it around the glass to create patterns.
- Then, add the fresh strawberries to your glass.
- Then, slowly add the milk you prefer. Then, swirl it around for an interesting result. You can also add foam to your milk before adding it to create more of a creamy texture.