This easy Strawberry Milk recipe with no refined sugar and dairy-free is perfect for a healthy kid’s snack full of calcium, vitamins, and proteins.
Bonus, this recipe is also perfect for your kid’s party food table, especially for a pink birthday party!
My kids love flavored milk, strawberry milk, chocolate milk, banana milk, any milk that has a flavor and light sweetness is always a hit with kids. The issue with store-bought strawberry milk, they are full of sugar and not the good one.
So this healthy strawberry milk recipe is naturally:
- low-sugar – sweetened with refined sugar-free sweetener and mostly strawberries, no white sugar needed!
- vegan kid approved
How To Make Strawberry Milk
All you need to make this delicious homemade strawberry milk in 5 minutes are:
- Fresh Ripe Strawberries – I like to use ripe strawberries. They have the strongest sweet flavor and make the milk much more vibrant in color without adding food coloring.
- Whole Milk – any whole milk works, but we used soy milk calcium-fortified to keep our recipe dairy-free. Don’t use low-fat milk or high plant-based milk like almond milk as a base because the strawberry milk will be very thin, not creamy smooth.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – the combination of both milk makes the milk lighter but still creamy. You can, of course, swap almond milk for whole milk for thicker strawberry milk.
- Maple Syrup or coconut nectar or agave syrup – any liquid sweetener you have on hand works, but I recommend unrefined sugar to add nutrients.
- Vanilla Extract
First, wash the fresh strawberries under tap cold water. Then, on a chopping board, hilled the strawberries and roughly diced strawberries.
In a blender, add all the strawberry milk ingredients. Close the lid and blend at high speed until the milk is smooth and creamy.
Don’t over mix it, or it foams a lot on the top, which is actually tasty, but if you prefer the milk without foam, don’t over-blend it.
This cold milk is slightly foamy just after you blend it. So if you don’t like the foam, you can pour the milk into a glass over a mesh strainer to remove the foamy part.
Kids often don’t love the foam, and this strawberry milk is perfect as a fun and nourishing kid snack.
It’s full of vitamin C from strawberries, protein, calcium from soy milk, and refreshing.
You can serve this as:
- Kid afternoon snack
- Kid birthday parties
- Breakfast drink on the side of a banana oatmeal muffin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use frozen strawberries to make strawberry milk?
Yes, but you need to thaw the strawberries before using them in the recipe. If you use frozen strawberries in this recipe, it results in a smoothie texture. It will be frothy and delicious by far away from a classic flavored milk recipe.
Can I Skip The Sugar?
Absolutely, but it won’t be much sweet. Another option is to sweeten the strawberry milk with sugar-free stevia drops. Add 3-4 drops per batch for natural sweetness without the carbs or calories.
Why Is My Milk Not Pink?
If your strawberries are not ripe or vibrant red, the result of the milk color is light and pale. You can boost the color of your milk by adding some drops of natural pink food coloring or a pinch of beetroot powder.
Can I Use Almond Milk Only?
Yes, you can. But a 100-% strawberry almond milk recipe is very light and not as creamy as if you used a combination of whole soy milk and almond milk.
I don’t like soy milk, what can I use?
There are plenty of whole milk options in stores. You can use regular cow milk if you don’t mind the dairy, or use oat milk, coconut milk – this adds a strong coconut flavor but still make creamy milk.
This strawberry milk recipe stores for up to 24 hours in the fridge in a sealed glass mason jar.
You can also freeze this milk into an ice cube tray and add this to a blender along with almond milk to make a strawberry almond milk smoothie!
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Strawberry Milk Recipe
- 1 cup Fresh Strawberries hulled, chopped
- 2 cups Fortified Soy Milk or any other whole milk
- ⅓ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or more whole milk for a creamier strawberry milk
- 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Make sure you are using ripe strawberries for vibrant colors and the best flavors.
- In a blender, add the chopped, hulled strawberries, soy milk, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Blend on high speed for about 30 seconds or until a creamy, light pink milk forms.
- Serve immediately or store up to 1 day in the fridge in a sealed mason jar. You can the milk into cubes and use it later to make strawberry smoothies.