Scan a bottle of Nesquik Strawberry Milk and you’ll quickly find what’s missing: strawberries. What isn’t missing are some ingredients you could happily live without, including artificial flavors and red dye 3. Ick.

Why do that to yourself when I can show you how to make strawberry milk in your very own kitchen? It’s delicious, will take you about one minute to make, and gets its flavor and rosy color not from a chemistry lab, but from Mother Nature in the form of (you guessed it) strawberries.

Enjoy this as a nourishing drink any time of day. You’ll be getting a boatload of calcium and eight grams of protein in every glass, as well as a boost of vitamin C and fiber from the berries. If you stow it in the refrigerator overnight after blending, the pectin in the strawberries will cause the milk to thicken, which has an appeal all its own. Just give it a stir and enjoy.

If you’re looking for more healthy strawberry ideas, check out this line up over on Cooking Light. I’m also eager to try Chia Strawberry Jam from Kara Lydon. 

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Creamy Strawberry Milk

Since the sweetness of strawberries can vary, feel free to tinker with the amount of berries and maple syrup to suit your tastebuds. You can store this in the fridge overnight, if you like, and the natural pectin in the strawberries will result in a pleasingly thicker milk. Just be sure to stir well before drinking.
Course Drinks
Servings 1 serving
Calories 164 kcal
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 5 to 6 medium strawberries, stemmed and halved.
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a blender and run until frothy and smooth, with the strawberries completely blended into the milk. Taste and add more strawberries and/or maple syrup, as needed.
  2. Pour into a cup or cups. Add ice, if desired.

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