Strawberry Milk (Made with Fresh Strawberries)

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All you need is milk and a simple syrup made from fresh strawberries and sugar to make this tasty strawberry milk.

A pitcher of strawberry milk next to two full glasses

Strawberry Milk with Fresh Strawberries

My kids love strawberry milk but most strawberry milks, including the kind they have at school, is full of corn syrup and red food dye. Skip the powdery drink mixes and the artificially flavored ice cream syrups and make your own at home with just a few simple ingredients. If your kids are a fan of strawberry milk, it’s totally worth it to put in the little effort to make it using fresh. It really doesn’t take any time at all! Make a batch of strawberry simple syrup and leave in the fridge.

A girl drinking strawberry milk through a straw

What is Strawberry Milk Made Of?

Homemade strawberry milk is made from your favorite milk, mixed with a simple syrup from fresh strawberries and sugar. That’s it! Fresh, real ingredients that you can feel good giving to your kids. Adults love it, too! It’s like a strawberry milkshake without a lot of fat and calories.

Milk in a liquid measuring cup with a cup of strawberry syrup next to it

Strawberry Syrup

The syrup in this recipe will make much more than just one serving. This recipe makes about 2 cups of syrup but one serving will only use 2-3 tablespoons of syrup. The mixture is also a simple syrup which means there aren’t any chunks of strawberries or seeds. All you need to do is boil fresh or frozen strawberries in sugar, a little bit of water and a splash of lemon juice, strain out the larger bits of strawberry and chill. The syrup will thicken up slightly as it gets colder. You can also add a little cornstarch to the mixture while it’s boiling to thicken.

Strawberry syrup in a clear syrup jar

Korean Strawberry Milk

Korean strawberry milk has been all the rage on TikTok lately. In Korean strawberry milk, you simply stir in the strawberry mixture without straining it to make a simple syrup. You can serve this with a spoon or a thick boba straw so you can sip up the bits of strawberry with your milk.

Cooked strawberries being pressed through a fine mesh strainer into a liquid measuring cup

Substitutions

Looking for ways to make your strawberry milk healthier? Swap out the sugar for some honey or artificial sweetener such as Stevia, Splenda, or monk fruit sweetener. For a vegan alternative, use almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk, or cashew milk instead of dairy milk.

Stawyberry milk in clear glasses with straws

What Else Can I Use Strawberry Syrup For?

Strawberry syrup can be used in many different ways! Check out our original strawberry syrup recipe for more ideas to use strawberry syrup including:

  • Italian soda
  • Strawberry lemonade
  • Pancakes
  • Ice cream
  • And much much more!
strawberry milk being poured from a pitcher into a glass

Frequently Asked Questions

Can use use frozen strawberries?

Yes! If you don’t have fresh strawberries on hand, frozen strawberries are a great alternative.

Can I blend the strawberries in a blender instead of straining the berries?

Sure! You may get little bits of seeds in your syrup but it will ultimately taste the same. You can also strain the strawberry milk after you have mixed the syrup in. The seeds will separate easily by straining it just once through a fine mesh strainer.

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How To Make Strawberry Syrup

A pitcher of strawberry milk next to two full glasses

Strawberry Milk (Made with Fresh Strawberries)

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All you need is milk and a simple syrup made from fresh strawberries and sugar to make this tasty strawberry milk. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries well. Remove stems, hull, and cut into quarters
    Hulled strawberries next to their stems
  • Place strawberries, sugar, ¼ cup water, and lemon juice in a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat
    Fresh strawberries on a saucepan next to a container of sugar and a lemon
  • When the mixture comes to a light boil, reduce heat and simmer 8-10 minutes or until strawberries become soft and syrup thickens.
    Cut up strawberries in a sauce pan
  • Pour mixture into liquid measuring cup or jar through a fine mesh strainer (this will help remove the seeds). Press the strawberries gently to release excess juices. Skim foam from the syrup if needed. Allow to cool before serving.
    Cooked strawberries being pressed through a fine mesh strainer into a liquid measuring cup
  • If syrup is too thin, return to sauce pan and bring to a simmer. You want the syrup to be thick enough to coat a spoon. Thicken by combining ¼ cup water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Add slowly, stirring constantly, until desired thickness is reached. 
    Strawberry syrup in a clear syrup jar next to a stack of pancakes
  • Allow to cool. Stir in 2-3 tablespoons of syrup to 2 cups of milk.
    Milk in a liquid measuring cup with a cup of strawberry syrup next to it
  • Stir until pink and well combined.
    Store excess syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
    W liquid measuring cup with milk and strawberry syrup combined to make strawberry milk

Nutrition Information

Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 82IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 0.2mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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