There is nothing that tastes more like warmer weather than a fresh strawberry! One of my favorite things to make ( and my kids favorite too!) is this homemade strawberry milk syrup. It is so so tasty and an awesome way to say hello to the happy little berries arriving at the grocery store!
My kids love strawberry milk.
The unnervingly pink syrup that is full of suspicious ingredients. None of which happen to be strawberry?? How does that work?
But I purchase it, on occasion, because they beg for it.
Then I found out you can make it… oh happy day.
I’m not sure why this didn’t occur to me before, I’ve made strawberry jam, blueberry syrup, simple syrup & coffee creamer… but homemade strawberry milk syrup… didn’t think of it.
So we made some last night. Nathan helped and could barely wait until it was cool to try it.
“This is better than the stuff you buy at the store.” He declared, “Seriously Mommy, like, you could make this and sell it and make a lot of money.”
That, my friends, is a seal of approval.
I am not a fan of the pink syrup, but this is super tasty. Think strawberry ice cream (like good not artificially flavored) tastiness.
Here’s what you’ll need for this homemade strawberry milk syrup-
2- Cups of Strawberries (I had some frozen from over the summer, fresh or frozen doesn’t matter)
1- Cup of Water
1- Cup of Sugar ( I used Cane Sugar)
Put everything in a medium/ large pot and turn the heat to med/high. Stir it as it heats up to dissolve the sugar, keep heating until it comes to a boil. Keep it on a low boil for about 10 minutes stirring every couple minutes. Keep an eye on it you don’t want it to just simmer, but you don’t want a rolling boil.
The strawberries will become mush, and chunky you can kind of mash them as you stir, but chunks are ok.
When you’re boiling time is up take it off the heat and let it cool a little. Put it through a mesh strainer to get out the seeds and any chunks.
Let cool completely.
You can add it to your milk as much or as little as you want. We used about 2 Tbsp to 3/4 cup of milk and it was super tasty!
Store it in the fridge in a jar or bottle, whatever you have handy. You could even rise out your store bought bottle and everyone will think they improved their recipe!
Do your kids love strawberry milk? I’d love to know if they like this homemade strawberry milk syrup!
Tamara Camera says
What a great idea! I loved Strawberry Quik as a kid, but those ingredients are just too shady. I bet this tastes so good too!
Krista R says
The kids love it & then I had the idea of putting it in iced tea, I’ll be trying that one next!
Dina M. says
How perfect and I love the mason jar idea as well! I love that I can control what goes into the syrup. Looks delicious:)
Victoria Burke says
I had no clue it was that easy to make strawberry syrup for milk! I know what I am going to be making this spring when we pick fresh strawberries!
Krista R says
Thanks! I love it too! My kids went through more than half of it in 2 days and I felt ok with it!
Krista R says
I think it will be even better with fresh! I’m hoping to get enough in my garden this year to make a bunch!
Lauren Dalton says
Stopping by from the Comment Love Tribe! This looks so delicious and easy! I have recently started switching over to almond milk and wasn’t sure how the artificial flavoring would taste in it. Plus, why put something unhealthy into a healthy drink? Like your kids, I can’t get enough of strawberry milk. One of my goals this year is to start making more things at home and this is something I will definitely add to my list!
Laura Cyra says
I love this healthy alternative compared to purchasing strawberry syrup full of chemicals at the store. Thanks for sharing we’re going to make some soon 🙂
Creative Party Themes says
Thanks for this healthy recipe. My kids will love it.
Lauren @ infinite.nu says
At some point recently (I think last week when I made raspberry filling) I became a pretty big fan of using fresh fruits to make store-bought trash (OK, I’m being a tad melodramatic there). Still, this is really great and I’ll be bookmarking it. I want to come up with some more ideas for it, and use it! If I write about it, I’ll be sure to link you.
Stopping by from #SITSblogging!