Happy Valentine’s Day my friends! I wanted to post a very quick and easy and sweet recipe to make with the kids.
This is really delicious in summer especially when strawberries are so sweet- you don’t need any sugar for fresh strawberry milk. In the winter when the berries aren’t as fresh and ripe, I use either 1/4 cup sugar or up to 1/2 cup sugar. You will get quite a bit of puree from this recipe so many glasses of this yummy milk or try it drizzled over a spinach salad, fresh mango and yogurt or pancakes.
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
- ¼-1/2 cup sugar (depending on the sweetness of your berries)
- Wash berries thoroughly, remove stem and cut in half.
- Place in a saucepan with up to ½ cup of sugar.
- Add ¼ cup of water and stir well.
- Place over medium high heat and bring mixture to a boil.
- Once it begins to boil, lower heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Continue to stir occasionally to avoid burning- the sauce should be very fragrant.
- Remove from heat and once cooled, puree well in blender.
- Add 3 tablespoons of mixture to 1 cup milk and mix well.
I like to add the strawberry puree and milk to a mason jar and just shake it up to incorporate but you can also just stir it. If the seeds are an issue, you can always run the puree through a strainer too.
Post simmering, the mixture should be fragrant and fresh. Pop in a blender to puree and you will wind up with a liquidy version of jam.
And I love to have the kids help with stuff like this. My big girl got some practice chopping fruit. We had this with pancakes for Valentine’s Day breakfast this morning.
I think it would be adorable for movie night or slumber parties or maybe make a batch and sit on the couch with a stack of Pinkalicious books this summer.