Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Strawberry Syrup+Milk=LOVE (Strawberry Milk)

Homemade Strawberry Milk
I have actually been enjoying the start of summer even though I usually squirm the second the mercury begins to rise.  Baking Tot has been shouting "It's summertime!" for months now and finally it has arrived.  Memorial Day weekend  made summertime official as our neighborhood pools opened their doors.
A busy morning
We have been enjoying sweet watermelon, berries and white fleshed peaches from a neighbor's tree.  Our jalapenos & tomatoes are coming along nicely and we've been plucking herbs on occasion from our tiny "garden".  Every night we go on a sprinkler hunt and use our eyes & ears to find a neighbor watering their lawn.  Once found, we rush through the water once or twice and then go on to venture the blocks that lay ahead.
Feeding the ducks at our neighborhood pond
And I can't forget to mention our cool treats.  Frozen yogurt pops, smoothies, lemon popsicles & our new favorite-strawberry milk.  I love Promise Land Dairy's flavored milk and had the wild idea of making my own version of their strawberry milk.  I took a few over ripe strawberries from the fridge and made a simple strawberry syrup and swirled it right into milk.  Strawberry syrup+milk=LOVE.

Strawberry Milk
3-4 servings
1 cup strawberries, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
  1. Place strawberries, sugar & water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Boil for 10 minutes until it reduces and thickens slightly.  Strain the liquid syrup into a small bowl, set strawberries aside and reserve for another use.  Let strawberry syrup cool.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons syrup to 3/4 cup milk and stir to combine.
  3. Voila!  Drink Up!
Leftover syrup and /or reserved strawberries can be used as a topping for yogurt, ice cream, pancakes, etc.

1 comment:

Mama Pea said...

Sounds good. Elsa would like this!