Strawberry Milk

by Marla on May 7, 2012 · 72 comments

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Homemade Strawberry Milk recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Today we need to have a talk. A little talk about strawberry love and pink milk. In this house we have a thing for all kinds of berries (I even have a Pinterest board called Berries Thrill Me).

Thankfully here in Southern California bright red strawberries are abundant pretty much year round. Our ground does not freeze and the crops keep coming. This time of year they are at their peak! There are a few strawberry farms within a mile of our house.

Thank goodness…

Homemade Strawberry Milk recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog

The only thing we need to worry about is what to do with all this strawberry bliss. We love our Citrus Roasted Strawberry Parfaits. Have you had a chance to roast strawberries yet? If no then you must. You could roast them for this pink milk or you can heat them in a saucepan instead. That is what I did here.

You house will smell amazing when you do this. I can assure you that.

Homemade Strawberry Milk recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog

This milk can easily be vegan, simple use coconut milk, almond milk, soy or rice.

If you are into dairy then use cows milk. Goats milk would be tasty too. You could make it super thick with some kefir too. Yum!

Homemade Strawberry Milk recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog

I believe Alice would like this strawberry milk. Perhaps I should invite her for a tea party some day… (by the way I have an Alice in Wonderland pin board too, in case you were curious)

Homemade Strawberry Milk recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog

When you blend this drink it forms a beautiful, thick frothy crema. A cream that sticks around even if you store it in the fridge for a few hours.

This healthy treat is pretty much a smoothie with no ice. Add the ice if you want a strawberry shake kinda thing. You can top with a dollop of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate whipped cream.

The yield is one cup of strawberry purée which is great stirred into oatmeal, parfaits. It is also wonderful as a pancake or french toast sauce…

Homemade Strawberry Milk recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog

So go ahead and make yourself and someone you love some Strawberry Milk. Something so simple never tasted so good…

Homemade Strawberry Milk recipe on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Strawberry Milk

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 32 ounces (4 servings)

Serving Size: 8 ounces

Strawberry Milk

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces fresh Strawberries (frozen OK too)
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops to taste, or your favorite natural sweetener
  • 24 ounces your favorite Milk (cow, goat, soy, almond, coconut, rice)
  • Optional
  • garnish with fresh strawberries
  • top with Homemade Whipped Cream

Method

  • Clean strawberries, remove stems and cut in half. In a medium saucepan bring strawberries to boil with 1/2 cup of water. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Strawberries should be fragrant and softened. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and cool in fridge or freezer until nice and cool.
  • Blend in a blender with your milk. Transfer to pretty serving glasses. Garnish with a strawberry and homemade whipped cream.
  • Notes
  • This makes one cup of strawberry purée which is great stirred into oatmeal, yogurt parfaits. It is also wonderful as a pancake or french toast sauce.
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1 Jenny Flake May 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

Love this Marla! I remember seeing the photo on Instagram. Love that towel!! Have a beautiful week my friend!

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2 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free May 7, 2012 at 6:38 am

LOVE the photography on this post. I love all your photos, Marla, but the props here are adorable! Where did you find that napkin with the ants?

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3 bridget {bake at 350} May 7, 2012 at 6:43 am

Just gorgeous, Marla! Yes, I think Alice would would it! ;) I’m also in LOVE with that strawberry box!!!

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4 Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) May 7, 2012 at 6:50 am

Looks delicious, and gorgeous photos, as always!

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5 Rosa May 7, 2012 at 6:55 am

A delightful drink! Thousand times better than the industrial kind, and healthier. The strawberries are very tasty this year…

Cheers,

Rosa xxx

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6 Amanda May 7, 2012 at 7:06 am

Sounds SOOOOO good! What a wonderfully healthy and delicious way to enjoy pink milk! :)

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7 Lori @ RecipeGirl May 7, 2012 at 7:07 am

This is delicious, Girl! I admit to sampling the artificial kind and sort of loving it… but this is so much better!

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8 Lucy lean May 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

I too love all things Alice – I have the very same glasses that my aunt gave me for Christmas – time for pink milk. Do you know the Charlie and Lola book I’m not tired and I will not go to bed? In that they have pink milk with three tigers

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9 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] May 7, 2012 at 7:41 am

Not only does the strawberry milk look beautiful in those Alice in Wonderland glasses, but my mouth is watering for a cup! I cannot wait to make this at home with all sort of berries. Thanks Marla.

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10 Lisa May 7, 2012 at 7:42 am

Ooo, I’ve got to try this! Strawberry milk is so pretty and I am excited to have an alternative to the other powder stuff. Thank you lots. :)

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11 Lisa May 7, 2012 at 7:42 am

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12 aida mollenkamp May 7, 2012 at 7:48 am

What cute glasses, Marla! Clearly we’re both in love with strawberries today as I’ve been obsessing over strawberry lassi as of late!

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13 Marla May 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

Aida, oooooo strawberry lassi now that is sounding very good right now.

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14 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} May 7, 2012 at 7:49 am

My kids have never seen “pink milk” thank goodness, but I saw it on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution show and have since wanted to make homemade pink (fresh strawberry) milk too! Great minds ;) Have a great week, Marla!

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15 Marla May 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

Marina, great minds indeed. My kids have never seen the fake stuff and quite frankly I have never tried it either. Thank goodness! Thanks for stopping by.

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16 SMITH BITES May 7, 2012 at 7:53 am

much MUCH better than the powdered stuff masquerading as strawberry milk – perfect Marla!

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17 Marla May 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

Debra ~ you are so right. Masquerades are only for parties right?!

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18 Marina@Picnic at Marina May 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

What a lovely drink Marla. But I need to admit I am totally in love with those ants on the towel, so-so cute!

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19 Marla May 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

Marina, isn’t that towel great?! I flipped when I stumbled upon it.

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 7, 2012 at 8:07 am

Gotta love some strawberry milk. Sure beats the strawberry powder I’d dump in my milk as a kid! Love that glass!

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21 Marla May 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

Averie, gotta admit my folks never bought the powdered stuff ~ but I can only imagine. Did you try your new lens yet?

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22 Stephanie May 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

Loving the Alice in Wonderland details! I bet she would love your Strawberry milk! ^_^

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23 Bree May 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

My boys would love this! I will have to check out Stevia drops. I didn’t know it came in drop form!

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24 Lucy May 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

Did you know Yak’s milk is naturally pink – though not as sweet as yours I bet!

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25 Marla May 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Lucy…really? I had not a clue yak’s milk was pink. When did you have it? Was there an Everest trek that I missed?

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26 Angie May 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

Marla. That is so pretty!
Love my favorite berry. I made some pink milk with keifer and it was so yummy
I love those glasses!

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27 HeatherChristo May 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

Not the strawberry milk I remember as a kid- So much better!

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28 Shane R. May 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

Where did you get those Alice glasses? I love them!

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29 Marla May 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Thanks Shane! They were a gift :)

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30 Marla May 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Shane, Marci says you can get the glasses at Fishes Eddy in NYC :) yay!!

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31 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Those cups are so darn cute! I love this idea, perfect for so many occasions. Would definitely love to see your ideas for an Alice in Wonderland party. :)

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32 Marla May 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Thanks Rachel. Now I guess I need to throw an Alice in Wonderland themed party!

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33 Elizabeth Rodkey May 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Where did you get those awesome glasses??

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34 Jamie | My Baking Addiction May 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm

This sounds fantastic and so much healthier than the sugar laden pink stuff at the market! Super cute knife too!

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35 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm

This looks so good! Thanks for sharing my post!

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36 mr May 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Alice in Wonderland from Fishs Eddy. Have them, love me.

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37 Marla May 7, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Thanks Marci, I just passed on the word to Shane :)

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38 susan May 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm

what fun tumblers, Marla! Those are so you, as well as the “pink” milk! fun photos!

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39 Kristen May 7, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Very cute, Marla!

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40 Maria May 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Love this Marla!

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41 Sanjeeta kk May 8, 2012 at 1:59 am

Wow..those Strawberries in the 2nd click look so lively, and what a cute checkered knife that is.

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42 Alyssa (Down_To_Earth) May 8, 2012 at 3:16 am

This sounds great! I just bought 32oz of strawberries and I’ve been using them slowly (and uncreatively) all week. Perhaps this milk (or one of your roasted strawberry recipes) will be the way to go!

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43 Katrina May 8, 2012 at 4:49 am

You made this simple recipe so pretty (like always). I can’t wait to try this!

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44 Antonia @ healthinspirations May 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

This really makes me want to move to California right now! Beautiful pictures as always!

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45 Damaris @KitchenCorners May 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

This is really something! You make the simplest things come to life in such an amazing way. It’s a great reminder that the simple tastes delicious.
xoxo

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46 Marla May 9, 2012 at 5:11 am

Thanks D!! I really have so much fun using the simplest of ingredients. Awesome to show folks how healthy and accessible great food can be :)

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47 Kitchen Belleicious May 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm

okay, I can not make my 3 yr old drink milk for the life of me but I bet you if I made this he would dig right IN!

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48 Marla May 9, 2012 at 5:10 am

Awesome Jessica! I hope you can encourage your son to drink his milk now :)

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49 Christine May 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Love, love the glasses! I’m sure the strawberry milk tastes extra special because of it. ;)

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50 Marla May 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Christine, I do believe the fancy little glasses always add to the impact ;)

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51 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch May 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Gorgeous and I know it tastes oh so perfect!

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52 Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet May 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Yum Marla…you just made me get all giddy inside. I love pink milk. Love it. I’ve never made it from fresh berries…and well, I’d never buy the powdered stuff now that I’m a Mom. You better bet this is going to be made in the next day! Bring on the pink milk. :) Great recipe darlin.

xo
Heather

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53 Marla May 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

Yay Heather, giddy is GREAT!! Enjoy your pink milk :)

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54 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

This is a great recipe! I am going to have to try this for my son for sure!

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55 Katie {EpicureanMom.com} May 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

Yumm!! Love this! My girls, and I, would happily drink this right up! :)

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56 Michelle Schneider May 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I’ve been dying to make this with my daughter. We’ll be trying it out tomorrow night since it’s taken me nearly all week to find decent organic strawberries!

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57 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 10, 2012 at 2:29 am

Oh I love the idea of using kefir! I’ve been loving that stuff lately.

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58 Jenn @therebelchick May 10, 2012 at 6:22 am

Thanks for sharing your treat, this sounds much better than Strawberry nesquick!

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59 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 14, 2012 at 2:05 am

We have a huge affection for everything berries too! Lovely and delicious drink :)

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60 Kristina Vanni May 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Beautiful photography, delicious and simple recipe! I love it!

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61 Angie May 27, 2012 at 6:33 am

How beautiful! I love fresh strawberries

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62 calli mcgann May 27, 2012 at 8:11 am

My 3.5 year old son & I had a ton of fun making this and we got rave reviews :) Although, my presentation wasn’t quite as pretty…

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63 Marla May 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Hi Calli, love that you made this strawberry milk with your sweet son :) My little boy is obsessed with this pink milk too. Hope you having a great weekend!

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64 Jiliankm June 9, 2012 at 12:10 am

This looks delicious….my daughter would love this…..so would “Lola”.

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65 Amy June 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for all your creative recipes!! :)

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66 Miranda September 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Oh goodness… I must know where those glasses came from!!??

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67 Marla September 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Miranda, those glasses are from Fishes Eddy in NYC :)

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68 Bee March 29, 2013 at 7:28 am

Where did you get those glasses?? Those are perfection for my life, and the milk looks like just the thing make when I get home after this looong Friday.

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69 Marla March 29, 2013 at 8:41 am

Aren’t those fun?! Got them at Fishs Eddy in NYC.

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70 Miss.D April 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Props from Egypt :D love the recipe yuuuum

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