Strawberry Milk

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Sweet, pink, creamy, and delicious, strawberry milk is a huge hit with the kids. It's so easy to make, too! Just three ingredients and a quick whir in the blender.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Why buy strawberry milk from the store when you can easily make your own? Also this way you know exactly what goes into it.

Strawberry milk is a quick and easy treat for kids and adults alike. All you need is a handful of strawberries, some honey, and milk. It also works just as well with almond milk (unsweetened) if that’s what you prefer or if you are going dairy-free.

It’s so easy to put together even a 4-year-old can do it. (See my goddaughter Piper with the blender? She couldn’t wait to make it!)

young boy putting strawberries in blender for strawberry milk

THE BEST STRAWBERRIES TO USE

This recipe is best with summer strawberries that are at the very peak of ripeness. This is how you’ll get a naturally sweet drink without needing to add a lot of additional honey.

This is also a great way to use up berries that are slightly past their prime, or you can use frozen strawberries. Frozen strawberries are strawberries that are picked at the peak of the season, so usually they are really good.

CAN YOU USE A DIFFERENT SWEETENER?

Sure! We liked honey in our strawberry milk, but you could make it with maple syrup, agave nectar, or any sweetener you prefer. Just start with a little bit at first, and then taste and add more as needed.

Strawberry Milk in glass

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Strawberry Milk Recipe

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  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1

You can also use frozen strawberries to make strawberry milk!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups milk or almond milk
  • A handful of strawberries, rinsed, stems removed
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons honey

Method

1 Combine: Put milk, strawberries, and 1 tablespoon of honey into a blender.

2 Blend: Blend until thoroughly smooth.

3 Taste and serve: Taste and add more honey if you wish your strawberry milk to be a little sweeter. Serve immediately.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Leonora

    In Mexico this would be a “licuado de fresa”. I love licuados! I would have one for breakfast before school each morning. On weekends, my best friend and I would go to the corner frutería and get a licuado to go, and then walk around the neighborhood. You can also add sweetened condensed milk (Lechera), and of course almost any fruit would work. In Mexico you can pretty much get a licuado of anything, even vegetables (Licuado de nopal is very popular among dieters) :)

  2. Laci

    I bet you could had some yogurt to that and make it into a nice tummy yummy smoothie!

  3. Lisa Joan

    Your god-daughter Piper is a world-class cutie. She also has good taste — this strawberry milk recipe beats that convenience-store soft drink by miles!

    I’m thinking this would also be good with blueberries as well as blackberries (although it might resemble “Swamp Water” rather than “Pink Yink Drink” if you added those darker colors).

    It sounds delicious, at any rate, and I shall be making my own as soon as I go to the supermarket and buy some strawberries! (I live in Eastern LI, and late May and all of June is “local strawberry” season out here — for the rest of the year, we rely on strawberries from the Left Coast.)

    Cheers!
    Lisa

    P.S., Elise, I love this site. I have saved many of your recipes to my “Simply Recipes” folder, and have made a few of them … all wonderful, and your Dad and Mom are terrific contributors — now we know why YOU’RE such a great cook! Excelsior!

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