Yo! What’s for Breakfast? {Recipe: Homemade Strawberry Milk}

This is part of a series of posts on National Dairy Month written in partnership with Got Milk and The Breakfast Project. Homemade Strawberry Milk

So, I may be letting this whole “assign the kids to make breakfast” thing go to my head some. I mean, it is really nice to have the tables turned for once. Instead of the constant berating from my kids about where their breakfast is, I get to be the one harping on them.

Kelly is taking on our summer breakfast project like a champ, even when we are all bugging her to get moving and get some food on the table. She’s definitely got the morning person gene I lack. And she manages to be nice without coffee! She’s pretty much a saint.

Kelly-Cutting-Strawberries Kelly-spooning-syrup-into-cup Kelly-stirring-milk

On one of her assigned days this week, she decided she wanted to do cereal for breakfast – which I’m fine with… I could probably eat cereal for every meal if it were socially acceptable to do so. She wanted to take our milk a step further though and asked for Strawberry Milk. I didn’t want to buy the strawberry syrup, so we decided to make our own version, using fresh strawberries, sugar and water to make a tasty syrup. A last minute decision lead us to adding a teaspoon of vanilla too … that was a good call as it added a special taste to the syrup and complimented the strawberries very well!

You can find the recipe for our Homemade Strawberry Milk below, but first, my friends at the National Milk Mustache Campaign have TWO June Dairy Month and Breakfast Project giveaways for TWO lucky Dine & Dish readers!


June Dairy Month Giveaway from Got Milk

Up for grabs is a compilation of the goodies pictured above, for 2 winners.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post sharing how you use milk to create a healthy breakfast for you or your family.

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Entries must be received by midnight CST on Wednesday, June 19th 2013. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and notified via valid email address.

Strawberry-SyrupNow for the Strawberry Milk Recipe I’m sure you’ve been anxiously awaiting for!

Strawberry Syrup for Homemade Strawberry Milk
Make special Strawberry Milk using this simple strawberry syrup recipe!
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Place fresh strawberries in your blender and puree until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add strawberry puree, sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil for 5 minutes, until syrup starts to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and cool.
  4. Once strawberry syrup mixture has cooled, use as syrup for strawberry milk.
  5. For each 1 cup of cold milk, add 2-3 tablespoons of strawberry syrup. Stir and serve.
  6. Cooled syrup may be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Disclosure: This is part of a series of compensated posts written in partnership with Got Milk and The Breakfast Project campaign. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Dine & Dish possible. 


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  1. says

    Oh my gosh she is adorable. Gah. I love her strawberry milk. Our favorite way to eat milk is in overnight oats or in homemade yogurt with plenty of fruit for either.

  2. Sami says

    Milk is an important part of my breakfast routine. I make oatmeal with milk and enjoy it with my favorite cereals. If I have time for a hot breakfast, I’ll enloy a glass of milk (white, strawberry or chocolate) too. Breakfast is an important meal that I must have every day!

  3. Dana says

    My kids have cereal with milk nearly every day, but sometimes I like to switch it up and use milk to make fruit smoothies for them.

  4. says

    Oh my gosshh, Kristen! Your daughter is adorable, all those freckles! Wow, she is so pretty!

    Also, strawberry milk! Love this idea. I mean, I love milk and I love strawberries so I am beating I would probably go crazy for this!

  5. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says

    Oh these are the moments I wish I had kids and could put them to work! Does she make coffee? :) I don’t drink cold milk – I know, crazy. But love using a splash of milk in my eggs before scrambling them to make them extra creamy!

    • says

      I need to have my boys make more breakfasts. Ours usually consists of them each at different times having cereal. 😉 Though for the last two days my 11 yo keeps making pb/banana smoothies. I’ll have to see if he wants to make some strawberry milk, I have a bunch of frozen strawberries.

  6. Michelle L says

    We either use milk on our cereal or drink it alongside whatever else we might be having that morning.

  7. Rhonda says

    I love cereal and milk, so most days that is my go-to breakfast. Because I love milk, breakfast must have milk in some way.

  8. says

    Yumm! I have a strawberry shake that I love to get at a little icecream joint, I can never get it right at home, but I bet if I made this strawberry syrup it would work….the key to their secret is strawberry syrup not strawberries! Sorry. It just dawned on me as I was reading your recipe and now I’m very excited ; )


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