Homemade Strawberry Milk

Homemade Strawberry Milk - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

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.

Homemade Strawberry Milk

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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.

Comments

07.06.2016 at 10:16 AM #

Catherine McCord

The new site AND this recipe are GORGEOUS!!!

07.06.2016 at 10:16 AM #

katiemorford

Thanks Catherine. It’s sort of fun to have a fresh new face to the site.

07.06.2016 at 11:32 AM #

Christin Hebron, MBA, RD, LD

Thanks for sharing this! What a great way to make homemade strawberry milk!

07.06.2016 at 11:32 AM #

katiemorford

Couldn’t be easier, too 🙂

07.07.2016 at 10:47 AM #

Monica

I’ll admit when I saw this recipe, I was like, duh, adding strawberries to milk makes the milk taste like strawberries, but since I had some strawberries I made it and WOW! I blended it last night, tucked it in the fridge and had it this morning and it was DELICIOUS! Like drinkable yogurt or the best smoothie ever. Much greater than the sum of its parts and definitely on my “best of” MKH recipe list! Can’t wait to try to make peach milk, blueberry milk, etc. You’re the best!

07.07.2016 at 10:47 AM #

katiemorford

That was sort of my thought before I made it, too. So glad you liked it as much as we do. And yes, to trying it with other summer fruits. You might play around with different sweeteners and flavors, ie honey with peach or a little ginger along with blueberries.

07.21.2016 at 6:03 PM #

Puneet

Tried this and loved it…Thanks for sharing. Its so simple, takes literally 5 minutes to prep. I used organic Strawberries though…

07.21.2016 at 6:03 PM #

katiemorford

oh yay!

07.21.2016 at 6:03 PM #

katiemorford

And I always say go for organic if available and in your budget.

09.15.2019 at 4:52 AM #

Omen

I’m not a huge fan of Maple Syrup.

Do you think honey would be a good substitute?

09.15.2019 at 4:52 AM #

katiemorford

Absolutely!

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