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!