Fresh Strawberry Milk.
In Seoul, you’ll find bottles of these beautifully-made strawberry milk neatly lined up at boutique cafes.
I resisted buying one for a year – just because it’s expensive!
They typically sell for $6-7 a bottle.
But isn’t is just milk?
With a few nudges of Katie’s elbow – I added it to our order. After a few sips, I understood why it’s become a hit drink in Korea.
The milk is slightly sweet – with chunks of fresh strawberry.
It tastes light and healthy – like something you could have a few days of the week.
A nice option for non-coffee drinkers.
Lately, I’ve also been trying to wean off coffee. I haven’t had a cup in 4.5 weeks! So this was a nice dose of energy!
Our recipe will make enough puree for about 1-2 small bottles. Double or triple up the ingredients if you’ll make this for the whole family.
You don’t have to use fresh strawberries!
It’s okay to go with the frozen strawberries – just thaw them a bit before you throw them into the blender.
We used a total of 3 Tablespoons of sugar for the puree – and it was just right. (Not too sweet!).
If you want to make it healthier – use a blend of sugar and honey. Perhaps 50% sugar and 50% honey. Give it taste as you go!
How much puree should I add? We filled our bottles to about ¼. It was the right level of sweetness.
Don’t forget to add a few of the chopped strawberries at the end! It fun to chew on them as you drink.
The milk should last 3-4 days in the refrigerator. That’s if you can keep your hands off them.
Alrighty Neighbors, I hope you enjoy this simple treat.
If you make it for the family, snap a pic and send it to us on IG. (We love to see pics of you cooking!)
-Daniel out 🕺
P.s. If you're cooking (or eating alone) at home - don't get too lonely! Play our latest discussions in the background and enjoy some food-for-thought 🙉:
Fresh Strawberry Puree
- 10 Fresh Strawberries (Frozen Strawberries okay too)
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
- 5 Fresh Strawberries
- Few cup(s) Milk
- Start by sterilizing your glass jars (if you will store for a few days).
- Wash the strawberries. Cut the stems off 10 strawberries (this is for the puree).
- Place the 10 in a mixing bowl. Thoroughly mash them with a fork or heavy utensil. Once its thoroughly mashed, mix in the Sugar (3 Tablespoons). Set aside.
- Then finely dice 5 additional strawberries (this is for the toppings)
- Place the mashed strawberries into a pot. Bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, stir around for 20-30 seconds. Turn off heat.
- Now the hard part - wait until the puree completely cools down. (You can briefly place in the freezer to cool it down quicker.)
Make Fresh Strawberry Milk.
- Pour the chilled puree to about ¼ way up your glass bottles. Then add-in your milk. Don't fill the milk all the way to the top. Save some room for the diced strawberries. Add in as many diced strawberries as your heart pleases 🙂 Twist the lid on.
- Shake the drink well before drinking.
- (Note: You can drink it immediately - but we think it tastes better if you let it sit in the refrigerator overnight)
- Bon Appetit Neighbors!