This homemade vegan strawberry milk is made with only four simple ingredients! Everything is natural with no added sugar. It doesn't get better than this!
We love this strawberry milk recipe, it's reminiscent of the old school Quik powder we used to drink but without all the sugar and preservatives!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
This recipe was originally published on 2/11/16
Between my vegan chocolate milk and now this, I am set for stuff I used to drink as a kid! There really isn't anything quite like a cold glass of strawberry milk on a hot day. YUM.
Making your own homemade strawberry milk is so worth it. The taste is amazingly fresh and delicious due to the simple ingredients used, which also means it's much healthier than any powdered mix!
Vegan Strawberry Milk Ingredients
This homemade strawberry syrup is simply 2 ingredients plus water, it's so simple! The strawberries and dates are the perfect combo of sweet to make this fully loaded in flavor. You could also swap the dates for maple syrup if you wanted.
- Dates or maple syrup
- Milk, to serve
While you can use any milk you prefer, for this recipe I used the Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk. It's richer than others and pairs so well with the strawberry.
How To Make Homemade Strawberry Milk
When making this vegan strawberry milk recipe, you first need to create the homemade strawberry syrup and this one is the very best! Then you can save it and mix with milk for a treat any time.
- Boil the ingredients.
- Blend or just squeeze the juice out. Heat to thicken if preferred.
- Use right away (you can blend with milk until frothy in the blender) or store for later use.
- I prefer coconut milk to give this dairy free strawberry milk the richest flavor, but any non dairy milk will work.
- If you do not have a fine mesh strainer you can use a nut milk bag or a super clean smooth towel to get all the pieces out.
- This recipe was written with frozen strawberries, but fresh will also work (especially in Summer when they're in season!). However, fresh will likely take less time to cook so keep a close eye.
- Maple syrup is another great sweetener option, start with ½ cup and then add to taste.
- Use 2-3 tablespoons of the syrup for every 8 ounces of milk.
- Blend the syrup with milk in a blender for a frothy drink, or simply mix in the glass with a spoon.
- Wait to mix the strawberry syrup with the milk until you are ready to enjoy it.
- Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. The storage time will depend on the freshness of your strawberries.
- If you have leftover already mixed strawberry milk you can keep it in the refrigerator, but it will settle so you will have to re-mix.
It depends on which type of milk is used as a base. Make sure to use a plant based milk such as coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, or almond milk to keep it vegan.
Most store bought strawberry milk contains artificial ingredients. However, it is easy to make your own at home with fresh and simple ingredients.
Usually flavored milk contains artificial ingredients and a bunch of added sugars which makes it not very healthy. This recipes skips those and uses strawberries and dates to naturally create a sweet treat that is much healthier!
More Dairy Free Recipes
You don't have to miss out on deliciousness if you don't consume dairy, try out these easy plant based recipes:
- Potato Milk
- The Best Vegan Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Vegan Sour Cream
- Vegan Queso
- Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese
Homemade Vegan Strawberry Milk
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 10 Medjool dates
- 1 cup water
- dairy free milk of choice , 8 ounces of milk per person
- Put strawberries, dates and water in a medium pot, cover and bring to a boil. This takes about 5-7 minutes depending on your stove top.
- Uncover and boil for 5-7 minutes. You can keep it covered if your pot is large enough but taking the cover off will help make sure it doesn't boil over.
- Pour into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Careful because it will be hot.
- Once cool enough, pour through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag to get all the pieces out. Use a large bowl or even the pot you boiled it in. If using a bowl, return strained liquid to the pot and boil with the top off until it thickens to your liking. I did about 10 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container like a jar.
- To use right away, you can blend with milk right in the blender to get it nice and frothy, using about 2-3 tablespoons of syrup per 8 ounces of milk. Drink warm or allow to cool in the fridge.
- To store for later, place in the refrigerator. When ready to use, combine 2 tablespoons syrup for each 8 ounces of milk and mix well.
- I used frozen strawberries, but fresh will also work. Just watch it while it boils as you may need less time.
- If you prefer, you can also sub the dates with maple syrup. Start with ½ cup and test sweetness.
- Number of servings is for the syrup only.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.
Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.
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Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship
I LOVE strawberry milk - I can't wait to make this in summer when I can get some decent strawberries!!! I don't count calories either - but I find nutrition info helpful to work out how many of something is a serving (I.e. if a recipe makes 6 pancakes - is that 2 or 3 servings - if I know how many calories is in each pancake I can work out how many would make a 'meal' amount of calories)
Thanks for your insight! Yes, servings is so individual. I eat more than the average because I exercise a lot where as someone else may eat less. I try and put how much it would make so people can figure out how much they want to eat of it.
First, I LOVE your blog!! I think you are a food wizard! I discovered it/you via pintrest and your most AMAZING cheese sauce recipe (That we literally make in triple batches and store in the freezer), and now I'm hooked!
Second, I see that the recipe calls for Medjool dates and I was wondering if I could perhaps use other types of dates separately or mixed together with those, as we only have about 5 Medjool dates left and a wide assortment of other dates.
Third, nut milk bags are a raging pain and we have gone threw quite a few trying to find a good/great one , and we just discovered Aunt Lizzie's nut milk bag on Amazon and it's a game changer. It stands up on it's own and is very sturdy and large. So if you ever want to give it a whirl I recommend it.
Thank you again for the blog and all of the hard work you put into it!
I am SO getting that nut milk bag! Thanks so much for letting me know there is a bag out there that will not cause me to rip all my hair out. LOL! Linking that one on my recipe page too! And thank you for all your sweet sweet words! Totally makes my day. I'm so happy you love the cheese sauce as much as we do! We store it in the freezer too! Isn't it amazing how it magically gets creamy again once you slowly warm it up? The first time I tried to freeze it I thought for sure it was a failure, but magically it got creamy again! As far as the dates go, you can absolutely use others. Medjool are just the softest and one of the sweetest, so that's what I use. I'd add in a few more of the others to make up for the sweet factor and the size of the medjool. Since you have some there you can compare and see what you'd need. Let me know how it turns out! And you are SO welcome. I love what I do and it makes it all worth it to read messages like these!
The strawberry milk sounds awesome, but I know I don't have enough restraint to make it. I'd make the strawberry syrup and just go off and eat it with a spoon!
Ha!! Thank you! It's actually quite tempting but it's all natural sugars so grab a straw! Lol!
Sina @ Vegan Heaven
I absolutely love how healthy this is! Soooo much better than the strawberry milk you can buy at the store! And how great that you used dates to sweeten it. Awesome job, Sophia! 🙂
Thank you Sina! My goal was making something my kids could drink whenever they wanted!
Love how you used dates instead of sugar as most other recipes do. Looks quite delicious and such pretty photos.
Thanks Nicole! Trying to keep it as healthy as possible but retain the sweet. My kids loved it!
dixya @ food, pleasure, and health
i was a big fan of strawberry and chocolate milk too..only to find out they were full of so much sugar..love this version!!!
Thanks so much! Yup, sugar milk was the old way! Lol
Kerry | My Fruity Kitchen
What absolutely stunning photos! This looks so so delicious. I use to drink strawberry milk so much when I was a child! Great recipe 🙂
Thanks Kerry!! I did too. And now my boys can without drinking a glass full of processed sugar!
Strawberry milk makes me think of being a kid. I was very disappointed with Nestle Strawberry Quick, but this would have made my day!
Me too Kathy!! Thanks so much!
I've always been more of the chocolate milk kind of kid(all sugar and dairy of course, ugh) but you might have just converted me into a strawberry milk loving adult! I bet that hint of coconut form the milk makes it the perfect drink <3
Thank you Lucie!! Something about that pink drew me in!! If you like coconut you'll love it in this!
The Vegan 8
So funny when you said that the milk as a kid probably had nothing to do with strawberry, hahahah! So true! Pretty much anything kid-like is always so much more chemicals than food, YUCK! This is a much better alternative and I know Olivia would love it because, A: she loves strawberries and B: it's PINK! Haha! I made some blueberry milk that she died over and I bet she'd love this even more! Great idea!
I know, zero food in the old school strawberry milk. Lol!! But the pink milk always free me in, so pretty. This is now a staple here and we tried using maple syrup last time and it was great. Thanks so much for your sweet words!!!
I love Silk Coconut Milk. Out of all the flavours I think it's the best tasting and most versatile.
It looks fantastic with this strawberry syrup!
I spent almost my whole life avoiding milky drinks as I didn't ever like cow's milk. Now that I'm vegan I am discovering a whole new world of delicious milky drinks. I even had a chai latte yesterday which is a first for me and I am working on a milky drink creation for my blog too. It's like a whole new world and I will be sure to try your Strawberry Milk soon too!
Thank you Mel! I love all the different flavors of dairy free milks out there too! Such a great variety and so fun to create with!
Your pictures are absolutely stunning, Sophia! Screw drinking the strawberry milk, I'll take a bath in it! Looks lovely 🙂
Lol Vanessa! You crack me up. Thank you SO much!!
Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction
My daughter and I LOVE milkshake, we would be fighting over this strawberry one! Looks so good!
Thanks so much Marsha! This is actually a strawberry milk, not a milkshake. But I love actual milkshakes too!
I never liked the strawberry milk as a kid because it was just way too sweet for me (and I have a SWEET tooth!). This date sweetened strawberry milk I can definitely get on board with though! It looks amazing. My pink obsessed daughter would be giddy with joy if I handed her a glass of this. I love that pic with the little strawberry heart in the straw. So sweet!
Thanks Jenn! I had so much fun with these pictures. Yup, it's a hit with the pink loving crowd, my 4 year old included. LOL!