Homemade Strawberry Milk

The other day, I got out of my car and went inside the gas station to pay for gas and get a refill on my coffee. As I stood there, in line, I looked around the store to gather inspiration of things to remake at home.

And then, I looked at a group of kids in front of me and they each had a delicious bottle of strawberry milk in their hand. This gave me the idea to remake it at home, with all the strawberries we have in the fridge.

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After I put the kids to bed, I kept thinking about the strawberry milk, so got to work in the kitchen. The first thing I wanted to recreate was a “syrup” of sorts, made with the fresh, summer strawberries I had in my fridge.

I didn’t want to simply blend the berries with milk in the blender because my kids already complain about the strawberry seeds ; so I needed a new way to “mix” the strawberries and the milk. Then I thought that I could create a “sauce” just like I make for my blueberry pancake syrup and the strawberry pancake syrup recipes. CA_Strawberries_15

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You have to cook the berries a  little but the “sauce” for this delicious milk is great in yogurt, over pancakes or mixed with cream cheese to make strawberry cream cheese. After you see how easy it is to make, you’ll save the bottled strawberry milk for those crazy days on the go that you need a treat to hold over the kids.

What gas station treat would you like a homemade version of?

Real Strawberry Milk

You’ll love this “strawberry sauce” mixed in with milk, Greek yogurt, over pancakes or ice-cream… the possibilities are endless.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes - SuperGlueMom
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: fun recipe
  • Cuisine: Kids
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Ingredients

For Strawberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, cleaned & hulled
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

For Sauce:

  1. Clean your berries and slice. If you are using frozen strawberries, that first.
  2. In a small saucepan, cook berries over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Once they begin to break up and liquefy, add maple syrup.
  3. Simmer on low for another 5-8minutes until berries are fully broken up and it looks like a sauce. Set aside to cool.
  4. Pour berry sauce in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Filter sauce through a colander to remove berry-pits into a glass jar. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks -if it lasts that long.

To Make Strawberry Milk:

  1. Add 1-2 Tablespoons berry sauce to 1 cup of cold milk. Mix until sauce is dissolved.

23 thoughts on “Homemade Strawberry Milk”

  1. Will be trying this in the morning with the boys. They’ll eat it up. What other sweeteners can be substituted for the maple syrup?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Hi Charlie! You can try honey, but pure maple syrup gave it the best liquid consistency.

  2. Erin / Cooking With Erin says:

    Yay! This is brilliant. I’m going to make this tomorrow and surprise my kiddos with a fun after school snack.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Let me know how they enjoy it! 🙂

  3. Tiffany says:

    Making this right now.. we can’t wait to try it 🙂

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      let me know how everyone enjoyed it! 🙂

  4. June says:

    I saw on Pinterest where they took strawberry milk, poured it into heart shaped ice cube trays, then froze them. They used them in a glass of milk with a cupcake! So cute, but I was thinking that strawberry milk is so fake, I couldn’t do this but now I’m gonna see if the Dollar Store still has those ice cube trays! duh, so simple, but my brain must be on vacation, lol! Thanks for the idea!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      what a fantastic follow up to this idea!!!

  5. April Carrasquillo says:

    Thank you for the wonderful idea! I can’t wait to try it. My husband is a HUGE “strawberry” milk fan – and I shudder every time he pours himself a 24 oz water bottle full of it. Thankfully my children are not fans – though they may be of the real stuff! They are, however, huge fans of chocolate milk – they just only get it once or twice a week. Any recipe for real chocolate, chocolate milk? I’m making your spaghetti squash recipe at the moment and I’m super excited about it. Thanks for all of the GREAT recipes!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      April, here is a recipe for real chocolate syrup 🙂 http://www.momables.com/homemade-chocolate-syrup/. tell your husband that of course, the “real thing” won’t taste like melted strawberry ice cream… but it’s real! 🙂

  6. April Carrasquillo says:

    Regarding the above post^ just realized that was not your spaghetti squash I was referring to… Wow. My brain is dead today. I will be making your chicken salad though, that looks amazing. I’ve actually just printed several of your recipes and look forward to making them soon. Thanks again 🙂

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      haaahaaa. don’t worry, happens to me all the time 🙂

  7. Staci Anderson says:

    I made this today and mine was way too thick, almost jam-like consistency. Did I perhaps let it simmer too long?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Staci -yes, if it was too thick it might of simmered too long. don’t worry. it should still work to make chocolate milk. you can add a little water to it and blend it well.

  8. Mandi says:

    This is also the best way yo make “pink” lemonade. Homemade lemonade and strawberry syrup to taste, best ever!

    We leave the seeds and pulp in here, because the kids don’t mind either way. About 4 T of sugar does the trick if you are out of syrup, but the syrup tastes best. Frozen, good quality berries are tiding us over this year, poor berry season in Utah.

  9. Audrey says:

    Just came across your post and being that I am currently trying to eat healthier and cook more I have been scouring the world wide web for recipes. Just my luck I am a proud owner of the mysterious 4 year old creature who loves strawberry and chocolate milk. Question on this “sauce” do you happen to know if it freezes well?

    Thank you so much for making my transition to healthy easier!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Audrey, I’ve frozen the strawberry sauce into ice cubes and used them later to make strawberry milk. I hope this helps. enjoy!

  10. Lisa says:

    this was pretty easy to make, but dirtied a lot of dishes!! My son loved it though and I did too. I would NEVER entertain the idea of buying strawberry milk, so this worked great as a fun and healthy alternative. It tasted so fresh and natural and now that jersey strawberries are ready, I will be making it again!!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      sorry you made a mess in the kitchen! the good news is that you can make a big batch and freeze the sauce in ice-cube trays!

  11. Chloe says:

    Strawberries are sweet! You don’t need to add syrup or sugar! Just try it without the syrup. It’s a lot better for you and really refreshing!

  12. Macy Z says:

    This recipe worked out great! I didn’t have maple syrup so I used 1 tablespoon of agave nectar per 1 cup of strawberries. Could probably have used up to 1 and 1/2 tablespoons because the sweetness gets lost a little in the whole milk. Also used a 1 & 1/2 cup food “processor” to blend the syrup so didn’t have a lot to clean up. My husband and I both loved it!

  13. Kate says:

    How would this taste using unsweetened almond milk as that’s all we drink? Thanks! This sounds like a great recipe.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I dont see why you couldn’t do that Kate. Enjoy!

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