Berry Milk

Did you ever drink flavored milk growing up? We’re getting back into it as adults. It’s delicious when you want something cold and creamy but lighter than a milkshake. So, as the final post in our month of berry desserts, we’re sharing a recipe for strawberry or blueberry milk. Here’s how to do it…

Berry Milk

You’ll need:

1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries or blueberries
3 to 6 tbsp mild honey, agave or maple syrup
1 tbsp water
Splash of vanilla extract (optional)
Milk of choice

Combine your choice of strawberries or blueberries, 3 tablespoons sweetener and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the berries are soft and the juices have thickened, about 10-15 minutes.

Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve and press on the solids to remove as much syrup as possible. Stir in the vanilla extract, and add more sweetener if desired. Cool completely then chill thoroughly.

Stir 1/4 cup fruit mixture with 1 cup milk and serve.

Berry Milk

P.S. More recipes, including strawberries with cream and homemade chocolate ice cream.

(Photos and recipe by Yossy Arefi for Cup of Jo. Thanks to Stella Blackmon for helping with this series.)