The other day I was browsing through The Kitchn, one of my favorite websites, and came across for an incredible looking recipe for homemade strawberry milk. I had my first taste of fresh seasonal strawberries just recently and I am totally hooked on the season already. I can’t wait until I can go picking and start freezing and preserving them! In the mean time, with the small batches I’ve been buying I’ve been making delicious treats like Strawberry Nutella Country Cake and this homemade strawberry milk. I have never, ever liked the powdered mix idea, but I loved the sound of this. A homemade syrup stirred into milk seemed like just the mood brightening beverage on a rainy spring day. It worked well for me and I am sure it will for you too!
Homemade Strawberry Milk
1 cup strawberries, chopped (frozen can be used
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
1. Place the strawberries, sugar and water in a small pot of medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil for about 10 minutes or until it reduces and thickens slightly.
2. Remove the mixture from the heat and push it through a fine mesh strainer into a small bowl. Use the cooked strawberries to serve over ice cream, pancakes or cheesecake.
3. Stir 2 to 3 tablespoons into cups with about ¾ cup milk in each. Enjoy!
adapted from The Kitchn