Homemade Strawberry Milk Recipe

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes from my childhood with you today! Homemade strawberry milk! Strawberry milk is perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Mother’s Day or just the random weekday morning you want to make something special for your kids!

Err…. or yourself.

With just a few ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up this fun, pink, delicious strawberry milk that even the pickiest little eater will love.


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First, you’ll start by bring strawberries, sugar, and water to boil over medium to low heat. Let the berries simmer for a little bit to make a delicious strawberry simple syrup.

Then, I like to throw my berry syrup into my blender to get it nice and smooth before allowing it to cool completely.

Usually, I like to go ahead and make my strawberry syrup the night before and allow it to cool in the refrigerator overnight.  But really, it’s cool enough in about 15-20 minutes, even sooner if you pop it into the freezer for a quick chill.

Then, I just add a few tablespoons of the chilled strawberry syrup to a glass of ice cold milk and stir until it is well combined.

If I’m making more than one serving, I’ll add the milk and enough of the strawberry syrup for each of the servings into my blender and have it ready to pour into about 10 seconds!

You can’t beat that!


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It’s the perfect addition to a fun breakfast and definitely goes great with pancakes, waffles, or my strawberry and cream stuffed french toast or fresh strawberry cake!

You’ve just got to try it!

Here’s my recipe for Homemade Strawberry Milk.

Homemade Strawberry Milk Recipe
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Homemade Strawberry Milk is a fun addition to any breakfast or afternoon treat.
  • For the Strawberry Syrup
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • For the Strawberry Milk
  • 8 ounces ice cold milk, almond milk, or coconut milk
  1. Add strawberries, granulated sugar, and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Reduce heat and allow to simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into jar of a blender. Blend on high speed for 10 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, about 20 minutes or overnight.
  2. To make strawberry milk, add 3 tablespoons of strawberry syrup for each 8-ounce glass of milk. Stir well to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. Strawberry syrup may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to one week.


Enjoy and I hope your Valentine’s Day is full of all those folks you love!
Robyn xoxo

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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    I never would have thought to make real strawberry milk (as opposed to the fakey powder or syrup)!

    Yup, you’re a genius. Strawberry is my oldest’s favorite flavored frapp… I think I’m going to have to make this one this weekend.

  2. 2

    This would be a perfect after school snack for my son this afternoon!

  3. 3

    I need to try this… would love to wean my kids from their beloved strawberry syrup!

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. 4

    I’m looking forward to making this. One quick question I have is, do you ever find it necessary to strain the syrup before using it? Thank you, and enjoy your Valentine’s Day.

    • 5

      Hi Jocelyn,
      I’ve not had to strain it, probably because I add all the strawberries and the syrup to my blender and give it a whirl until smooth. Otherwise, you’d probably want to strain out the berries and use those separately as a topping for ice cream or something. :)

  5. 6

    Omgeeeee this stuff was like crack for me when I was a kid! Let’s be real, it still is. :) Pinning!

  6. 7

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmaking this!

  7. 8

    This would be such a great treat!

  8. 9

    LOVE IT!

    you can even make italian cream soda too with the syrup. sparkling water, strawberry syrup and a little bit of cream.

  9. 10

    That color is incredible! Love that you made this with fresh strawberries!

  10. 11

    Yum, this looks so tasty! Love how pink it is too!

  11. 12

    Talk about delish looking! I would love a glass!

  12. 13

    Can you sub the sugar for honey? How long can you store the syrup?

  13. 14

    How many servings do you think this recipe with the 2 c strawberries will make? We are going to make this for my son’s class Valentine’s party and I need to know how much I should make if we do 3 Tbsp syrup and 8 oz of milk for each kid.

    • 15

      Hey Sara,
      I usually get about 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups of strawberry syrup. For 1 1/2 cups that would give you about 24 tablespoons, or 8 servings for this strawberry milk. Hope that helps!

    • 16

      Thank you! This will be fun!

  14. 17

    Robyn, I love this!!


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