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Homemade Strawberry Milk is easily made with fresh fruit and milk and is quickly blended into a nutrient-dense drink. It's fun to sip a pretty pink milk that tastes fruity and is perfectly frothy.
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Homemade Strawberry Milk
  2. Why We Love This Strawberry Milk Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make the Best Strawberry Milk
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Drink Recipes
  11. Homemade Strawberry Milk Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Milk is so easy to make with just 4 real ingredients that are quickly blended to create a deliciously creamy sweet drink.

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Easy Homemade Strawberry Milk

This easy Strawberry Milk is made entirely from scratch, using only 4 ingredients to make a homemade strawberry syrup that combines into a frothy, fruity, pretty pink drink.

This recipe is so simple: blend your slightly sweetened fresh fruit with milk and cream, strain it into a pitcher, serve it for one or two, and sip it with a straw – no need for pots or pans, and no pink powder necessary!

This healthy delicious drink is a tasty way to serve a strawberry flavored nourishing, nutrient-dense snack or breakfast-on-the-go; it’s made with fresh strawberries and real milk, so it’s full of fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin D, calcium, and packed with other vitamins and minerals.

Drink it straight from the glass, pour it over your Homemade Granola, use it to make your morning Banana Bread Smoothie or Banana Parfait, or make a strawberry Chocolate Chia Pudding

Why We Love This Strawberry Milk Recipe

  • Quick and easy no-cook recipe.
  • Only uses 4 real ingredients–no artificial flavoring or colors.
  • Perfect for picky kids and a fun way to drink fruit-fortified milk.
  • Fruity, creamy, subtly sweet treat.
  • Strawberries are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and packed with other vitamins and minerals. 
  • Milk contains calcium, minerals, vitamin B12, and riboflavin that are very important for growing kids.
  • Delicious and nutritious satisfying sip of fresh fruit.
pouring strawberry milk into the glass

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • 4 cups strawberries roughly chopped (~ 32 fresh strawberries)
  • ⅓ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1½ cup whole milk: You can make your strawberry milk with whatever milk you have in the fridge, but whole milk makes the richest tasting drink.
  • ½ cup heavy cream 

Substitutions and Additions

  • More Milk Options: Feel free to switch out the whole milk for half and half, sweetened or unsweetened plant-based milk, lactose free milk, or 2% milk.
  • Swap The Sweetener: Instead of sugar, you can use honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, or any sweetener you prefer.
  • Thinner Drink: If you want a thinner drink, eliminate the heavy cream and use all half and half or whole milk instead.
  • Vegan Version: Coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk, hemp milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk are all non-dairy alternatives to dairy milk and blend perfectly into a vegan version of this recipe.
  • Tasty Toppings: You can top your milk with whipped cream, ice cream, or chocolate syrup for an extra sweet sip.
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  • Pitcher
  • Measuring tools
  • Strainer (optional)
  • Two (12 ounce) glasses
  • Blender
  • Medium bowl

How to Make the Best Strawberry Milk

This Strawberry Milk recipe is an easy and healthy way to make my pink milk because it is loaded with calcium, protein, antioxidants, and full of vitamins and minerals from fresh fruit and milk. A simple blend of 4 ingredients creates a frothy, fruity-flavored delicious drink–it’s better than any milk you’d buy at the market.

  1. In a medium bowl, add the strawberries and stir together the strawberries and sugar until berries are evenly coated.
  2. Leave the strawberries to sit in the sugar to macerate (soften) for 30 minutes. 
  3. Blend the macerated strawberries with the milk and heavy cream until the mixture is frothy. 
    Pro Tip: I ran the blender through the smoothie cycle twice. Blend according to you likeness.
  4. Optional: Strain the strawberry milk into a pitcher. 
  5. Serve in two glasses or refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  6. Enjoy!
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Tips

  • Since the sweetness of strawberries can vary, feel free to adjust the sweetener to suit your tastebuds.
  • Don’t be too quick to throw out the strained strawberries. They are delicious in a bowl of greek yogurt, over vanilla ice cream, or even mixed into cottage cheese.
  • If you want to avoid lactose, use any type of lactose-free milk you prefer.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store this Strawberry Milk in the refrigerator, covered, for 2-3 days.
  • To Freeze: Strawberry Milk can be kept safely in the freezer for up to 6 months in a freezer safe container, but the consistency may change over time. It will be best if used within one month.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh strawberries in this recipe?

You can replace the fresh strawberries with frozen strawberries, but you will need to make sure they are at least somewhat thawed before placing them in sugar. Using frozen strawberries makes this drink a little more like a smoothie or milkshake. Try it, it’s fun! 

Do I have to macerate the strawberries before adding them to the blender?

Macerating the strawberries is a process in which the roughly chopped strawberries and sugar are combined and then sit together for 30 minutes. This not only softens the strawberries, making them easier to blend, but helps to dissolve the sugar to prevent any graininess.

However, if you are short on time and want a quick breakfast or snack, you can skip this step altogether and simply throw all of the ingredients in the blender. I recommend doing an extra cycle of the smoothie cycle if your blender is capable of it.

What is the simplest way to make strawberry milk?

For a simpler drink more reminiscent of the Nesquik strawberry milk days, replace the strawberries and sugar with 2 ½ Tablespoons of strawberry syrup. There is no need to use a blender for this method.

Is this Korean Strawberry Milk

No, this is different than the popular Korean strawberry milk that became TikTok famous. Korean strawberry milk has chunks of strawberries in the milk. Our strawberry milk recipe blends everything together.

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Homemade Strawberry Milk

Serves — 2
Homemade Strawberry Milk is easily made with fresh fruit and milk and is quickly blended into a nutrient-dense drink. It's fun to sip a pretty pink milk that tastes fruity and is perfectly frothy.
Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries roughly chopped (~ 32 fresh strawberries)
  • cup granulated white sugar
  • cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Add the diced strawberries and granulated white sugar to a medium bowl.
  • Stir them together until the strawberries are evenly coated.
  • Let the strawberries sit in the sugar to macerate (soften) for 30 minutes.
  • Place the macerated strawberries in a blender and add the milk and heavy cream.
  • Blend everything together until well blended and the mixture is frothy. (I ran the blender through the smoothie cycle twice).
  • Optional: Strain the strawberry milk into a pitcher of at least 24 ounces.
  • Serve in two (12 ounce) glasses or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store this Strawberry Milk in the refrigerator, covered, for 2-3 days.
  • To Freeze: Strawberry Milk can be kept safely in the freezer for up to 6 months in a freezer safe container, but the consistency may change over time. It will be best if used within one month.
Tips:
  • Since the sweetness of strawberries can vary, feel free to adjust the sweetener to suit your tastebuds.
  • Don’t be too quick to throw out the strained strawberries. They are delicious in a bowl of greek yogurt, over vanilla ice cream, or even mixed into cottage cheese.
  • If you want to avoid lactose, use any type of lactose-free milk you prefer.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1206IU | Vitamin C: 170mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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