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…
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.