Fresh Strawberry Milk Recipe

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Milk Recipe
Strawberry milk is a popular drink in Japan. Here’s how I make it at home using fresh strawberries.

I love strawberry milk! Ever since trying it in Japan I’ve wanted to recreate it at home. Here’s my simple recipe for creating strawberry milk using fresh strawberries. 

Fresh Strawberries VS Frozen

I use fresh strawberries for the strawberry milk pictured here. However, you can definitely substitute frozen ones and enjoy this all year around! When it’s strawberry season here in BC, I try to visit the local farms to pick fresh berries because it’s much cheaper than buying them at the stores. Pick the ripe ones to eat right away or freeze them for later use. Check out this article on how to freeze strawberries.

Note About This Strawberry Milk Recipe

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Milk Recipe

I created this recipe based on the idea of using a strawberry puree. However, I did some research afterwards and realized that a lot of recipes out there simply let the strawberry macerate in sugar to get strawberry syrup. I haven’t tried this method yet but I think the end results will be similar. In my version, the strawberry milk is flavoured with a thick puree and you will get a bit of strawberry pulp. If you don’t want pulp in your milk, you can lessen the time it takes to thicken and then strain the mixture to get syrup. Or simply use a no-cook method such as macerating the strawberries.

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Milk

If you make this recipe, please let me know on Instagram by tagging @jansfoodsteps #jansfoodsteps or in the comments below. I’d love to see your creations!

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Milk Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Milk Recipe

Fresh strawberry milk is so easy to make! Enjoy this homemade drink for breakfast or as part of your afternoon snack! The strawberry puree in this recipe can make 4-6 servings of strawberry milk.
Course: Drinks
Keyword: drinks, strawberry
Author: Jan Chan


  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 2-4 tbsp sugar (see note)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (per individual serving)


Instructions for making Strawberry Puree:

  • Add diced strawberries, sugar and into a saucepan and set it over medium heat. As the sugar melts and strawberries soften, mash the strawberries with the back of a wooden spoon or a fork.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn down the heat to low and simmer the mixture for 5-10 minutes or until thick and syrupy. Test the mixture to see if the sweetness level is to your liking. Add more sugar if needed.
  • Remove from heat and using an immersion blender or a regular blender, puree the mixture until smooth.
  • Let cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Instructions for making Strawberry Milk:

  • Add 2-4 tablespoons of the strawberry puree into a glass and top it with a cup of the milk of your choice. Mix thoroughly and adjust the flavour by adding more strawberry puree. Enjoy~!
How to Make Fresh Strawberry Milk Recipe
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