Homemade strawberry puree, almond milk, and sweetener come together to create this refreshing homemade Strawberry Almond Milk drink.
So skip the store-bought stuff and enjoy this lightly sweetened milk drink that is easy to make with 3 ingredients.
Quick and easy-to-make strawberry almond milk is a delicious, preservative-free, and dairy-free recipe. The perfect chilled drink for summer.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $2.38 or $1.19 a serve
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
You will love this strawberry almond milk because:
- It is an inexpensive drink to make and you only need three ingredients for this homemade strawberry milk.
- It is better than store bought almond milk because it is additive and preservative-free.
- It is a quick and easy recipe when you use store-bought almond milk, but you can also make your own.
- The milk is smooth and silky, slightly sweet, and delicious to drink.
- You can use almond milk or any other plant milk to keep it dairy-free.
- It is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
What Is Strawberry Almond Milk?
Strawberry almond milk is a type of non-dairy milk made with almond milk, strawberries, and a sweetener.
It can be a tasty and nutritious drink, provided it is not loaded with sugar.
It can be used in smoothies, cereals, in a variety of sweet dishes, or as a drink.
Ingredients In This Recipe
The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
Almond milk - Depending on your needs, you could use sweetened or unsweetened almond milk.
Homemade almond milk or store-bought almond milk can be used.
Sweetener - Use white granulated sugar or a vegan alternative to white granulated sugar like monk sugar or beet sugar.
You could also use maple syrup, however because of its golden color it will change the color of the milk.
White sugar will help keep the milk color looking clear and fresh.
Strawberries - you can use fresh or frozen strawberries.
- A medium saucepan with a heavy base to cook the strawberries in to make syrup, having a thick base will prevent it from burning.
- A fine-meshed strainer to strain the strawberry solids from the syrup.
Step By Step Instructions
Here's how to make strawberry almond milk.
Step 1 - Place the strawberries, sweetener, and ⅓ cup of water into a small saucepan, and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
Turn down the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes while stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.
Step 2 - Pour the strawberry mixture into a strainer and drain it into a small bowl.
If you want thin strawberry milk, discard the cooked strawberries or use them as topping on breakfasts like overnight oats.
If you want thick strawberry milk, use the back of a metal spoon to push the cooked strawberries through the sieve and mix them into the syrup.
Use the spoon to clean the pulp from the outside of the strainer and add it to the bowl. Discard the seeds left inside the strainer.
Step 3 - Place the almond milk into a large jug and pour in the strawberry syrup until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- When cooking fresh or frozen strawberries, add a little water to the pot to help start the cooking process of breaking down the strawberries.
- Do not reduce the amount of sweetener in the recipe because if you do it won't turn into a syrup.
- If you want a smooth lump-free drink, pass it through a sieve to separate the pulp from the syrup.
- Use this strawberry milk to replace plain milk in things like silken tofu strawberry smoothies or this strawberry shortcake overnight oats recipe.
This recipe makes about 600 ml (10.30 ounces) and serves 2.
Calories Per Serve
Each serving of this strawberry almond milk has about 162 calories.
Strawberry almond milk is a refreshing drink you can enjoy warm or cold.
- Serve it in a glass to have along side your morning toast.
- Pour it over your breakfast cereal.
- Use it instead of plain milk to make overnight oats.
- Enjoy it as a delicious afternoon drink instead of tea or coffee.
- Use it to make strawberry milkshakes or smoothies.
- Use it to make popsicles or ice cubes.
- Alternative fruit - For variety, you can replace the strawberries with other fresh or frozen fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or mangos.
- Make it sugar-free - Replace the sweeteners and use Medjool dates instead.
- For added flavor, mix in one teaspoon of vanilla extract or to taste.
Refrigeration - Store the strawberry milk covered in the fridge for up to seven days.
Freezing - I would not recommend freezing strawberry almond milk because almond milk does not freeze well - it has a grainy texture when defrosted, which can be off-putting when drinking.
However, if you have leftover strawberry almond milk, pour it into popsicle molds and enjoy it as a refreshing icy treat in summer.
Or freeze them in ice cube trays and add them into the blender when making fruit smoothies.
More Easy Recipes
When made with plant milk, this recipe is vegan.
I do you you try this delicious strawberry almond milk recipe. If you do, please come back and leave a comment below because I would love to know how it went.
Strawberry Almond Milk
- Fine meshed sieve
- 80 grams (2.8 ounces / ½ cup) diced strawberries, fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup white granulated sugar or monk or beet sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- 2 cups almond milk unsweetened
- Place the strawberries, sweetener, and ⅓ cup of water into a small saucepan, and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Turn down the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes while stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.
- Pour the strawberry mixture into a strainer and drain it into a small bowl. If you want thin strawberry milk,, discard the cooked strawberries or use them as topping on breakfasts like overnight oats. If you want thick strawberry milk, use the back of a metal spoon to push the cooked strawberries through the sieve and mix them into the syrup. Use the spoon to clean the pulp from the outside of the strainer and add it to the bowl. Discard the seeds left inside the strainer.
- Place the almond milk into a large jug and pour in the strawberry syrup until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Serve chilled.