How good is strawberry milk? And how gross is that stuff that you pour into it with 15 unidentifiable ingredients. So we gave this favorite treat a little SMP makeover with fresh strawberries, real sugar and a touch of vanilla. And the result? Not sure, it was gone in about 6 seconds. Click here for even more Valentine’s Day Recipes.

Homemade Strawberry MilkThis beloved children's treat gets a makeover with fresh strawberries, sugar and vanilla.
prep time
10 Minute/s
cook time
15 Minute/s
total time
25 Minute/s
Serves 8Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed & chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Milk
Instructions
  1. Put the strawberries, water, & sugar in a medium pot and lightly stir to combine.
  2. Heat over high heat until the mixture begins to boil, then turn the heat down slightly and boil for another 10 minutes. The mixture should reduce and thicken slightly.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract and remove from heat.
  4. Place a fine mesh strainer over a medium bowl and pour the mixture through the strainer. Press the strawberry solids with a spoon to extract all the syrup.
  5. Pour the strawberry syrup into a jar or pitcher for storage, set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  6. You can save the cooked strawberries to add to pancakes or oatmeal if you like.
  7. Add 3 tablespoons of strawberry syrup to a glass of milk and stir briskly (or more, depending on desired sweetness).