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Here’s how to make strawberry milk! This recipe makes a lightly sweet, refreshing drink that’s quick to blend up.

Strawberry Milk

Here’s a fun drink that works for kids and adults alike: homemade strawberry milk! This pale pink, berry flavored beverage is fast and easy to whip up at home using real berries and vanilla. It’s creamy and thick, lightly sweet with just the right hint of sweet berry. Whip it up in a blender and it’s a great snack for kids: or a refreshing altnerative to a smoothie. Here’s how to make it!

Ingredients in strawberry milk

Who knows what’s in store-bought strawberry milk. But this strawberry milk recipe has real strawberries, your milk of choice, and a little vanilla to amp up the flavors. It tastes so sweet and pure, it’s worth making homemade! Here’s all you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Milk of choice: use dairy milk or oat milk for dairy-free
  • Strawberries: fresh or frozen! If you can, refrigerate the fresh berries so the drink is colder out of the blender
  • Maple syrup or honey: or your sweeter of choice, like agave syrup
  • Vanilla: optional, but it adds a nice nuance
  • Pinch of salt: this brings out the flavors
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How to make strawberry milk: some tips

There are several ways to make strawberry milk. We prefer the quickest and easiest path, which is throwing everything into a blender and whizzing it up! But there are a few things to note about this method:

  • Blend the strawberries, sweetener, vanilla and salt. See the recipe below for quantities.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer. You can skip this step if you plan to drink right away. But the texture without straining is pretty thick: it separates quickly and has floating strawberry pulp. Run it through a strainer and the texture is beautifully smooth and fluffy. It’s worth the extra time!
  • Chill. After blending the milk may not be fully cold, especially if you use strawberries that are room temperature. Chill the milk or to cheat, throw a couple ice cubes in the blender and blend before straining.
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Storage info

Homemade strawberry milk does have some different storage instructions than purchased milk. Here’s what to know about how long it lasts:

  • Stores refrigerated for 3 to 4 days. It’s best the closest to when you’ve made it.
  • It naturally separates: just shake before serving! We like storing it in a covered jar: then just give it a shake before you pour it into a glass.

More strawberry recipes

Got more berries? Here are a few more recipes to make with this tasty fruit:

This strawberry milk recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For dairy free and vegan, use oat milk.

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Strawberry Milk

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 ¾ cup 1x


Here’s how to make strawberry milk! This recipe makes a lightly sweet, refreshing drink that’s quick to blend up.


  • 2 cups milk (dairy or oat milk)
  • 1 ½ cups hulled and halved strawberries (refrigerated if fresh, or frozen)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey or maple syrup, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until fully combined. Taste and add more sweenter if desired.
  2. Strain the milk into a large jar through a fine mesh strainer using a spatula. (This step is optional, but otherwise the milk separates quickly and has floating strawberry pulp.)
  3. Chill until serving. Store refrigerated for 3 to 4 days – it separates naturally, so shake before serving.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Drink
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Strawberry milk, how to make strawberry milk, strawberry milk recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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