Homemade Strawberry Milk

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You know you love it. Strawberry milk was such a treat growing up, that sweet pink powder mixed into ice cold milk.

Now that I’m all grown up I try to avoid buying powdered drink mixes that are mostly sugar but honestly I still love them. So I was super excited to find this recipe using fresh strawberries, it elevates strawberry milk almost to the status of health food.

Last week our family was visiting Tex and Marissa Bagley on their family farm. They had farm fresh milk straight from the cow in quantities that they could barely keep up with. While we were waiting for the cheese making supplies to arrive and for the yogurt to finish we got to brainstorming about some other uses of milk. My mother in law had recently sent us these cute popsicle molds and there was a container of over-ripe strawberries in the fridge.

Obvious answer strawberry milk plus strawberry milk popsicles!

We found this recipe in a recent Southern Living Magazine.

 

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Start with fresh or frozen strawberries. Slightly over-ripe are best and dice them up.

 

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Combine one cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar in a sauce pan.

 

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Add strawberries and boil for ten minutes.

 

 

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Strain. Mash on the berries some to squeeze out all the juice. Now your syrup is done. Store in the refrigerator. You can use it to make strawberry milk or pour over ice cream.

 

Now for making strawberry milk.

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Starting with farm fresh milk is a perk but any cold milk will do.

 

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Mix 3 tbs syrup into 3/4 cup milk, stir and enjoy.

 

Now on to popsicles.

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Reserve the berry mash from your strainer and put a dollop of this into each popsicle mold until it is all used up.

 

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Then make strawberry milk as above and fill molds.

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Ready to go in the freezer.

 

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Freeze and Enjoy!

Recipe:

Strawberry Milk

Ingredients:

1 cup strawberries chopped

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

Milk

Directions:

1. Boil berries, water and sugar for 10 minutes.

2. Strain out berries (reserve berry mash if you are planning to make popsicles).

3. Mix 3 tbs of strawberry syrup to 3/4 cup of milk.

For Popsicles

1. Use reserved berry mash, inserting a spoonful into each popsicle mold until used up.

2. Fill remainder of mold up with strawberry milk.

3. Freeze

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