This homemade Strawberry Almond Milk requires only 3 simple ingredients and is dairy-free, vegan and naturally gluten-free.
Making your own strawberry milk at home is super simple and tastes even more delicious than the store-bought version. Similar to our Chocolate Milk, this homemade strawberry milk is ready in no time!
For more strawberry recipes check out Strawberry Milkshake, Banana Strawberry Smoothie, No-Banana Strawberry Smoothie.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- For this simple strawberry milk, you'll only need 3 ingredients!
- It gets it's delicious strawberry flavor from whole, fresh strawberries. There are no additives like syrup or artificial flavors included!
- It's dairy-free, vegan and naturally gluten-free.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Fresh Strawberries: This recipe calls for fresh strawberries but it also works with frozen strawberries. Make sure to choose ripe strawberries for a sweeter taste.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk: We used unsweetened almond milk for this recipe. If you don't have store-bought almond milk on hand you could also use homemade almond milk. Instead of almond milk, you could use any other dairy-free milk such as unsweetened oat milk, soy milk or cashew milk. You'll find more details below in the recipe card.
- Maple Syrup: Is the sweetener in this recipe. Feel free to use your sweetener of choice such as honey, a granulated sweetener (brown sugar, stevia...) or dates.
- Ice Cubes (optional): to serve
How to Make Strawberry Almond Milk
STEP 1: Blend. Put all of the ingredients (fresh strawberries, almond milk, maple syrup) into a high-powered blender.
Blend on high until smooth.
STEP 2: Strain the milk. Line a large bowl or measuring cup with a nut milk bag.
Lift up the bag and squeeze the milk into the cup. Taste and adjust. If you prefer a sweeter milk, add a bit more maple syrup to the strained milk. For a thinner milk, gradually add more almond milk.
- Cold Milk: Use chilled almond milk to create a refreshing, cold strawberry milk.
- High-Speed Blender: The stronger your blender, the easier it will be to strain the milk because it will already be quite thin. A regular blender will also work but you will probably be left with more pulp in the bag.
- Nut Milk Bag: I do not recommend using a cheesecloth instead of a nut milk bag. It's so much easier to strain the milk with a proper nut bag.
- Homemade Almond Milk: If you don't have any almond milk at home, you could replace the almond milk with water and actual almonds. You will need to soak the almonds in a bowl of water overnight and then blend it together with water, strawberries and maple syrup.
- Berries: Feel free to add other types of berries such as blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.
- Vanilla Extract: Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract for some delicious, subtle vanilla flavors.
- Refined Sugar-Free: Skip the maple syrup and use Medjool dates instead to keep this strawberry milk refined sugar-free.
- Snack: Simply enjoy this delicious strawberry milk as a sweet treat or snack.
- Cereal: Take your breakfast cereal up a notch and use this strawberry milk instead of regular milk.
- Oatmeal: Try any of our oat recipes such as these Almond Milk Overnight Oats with strawberry milk instead of regular non-dairy milk.
- To store: Store any leftover strawberry milk in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
No, if you feel that the milk is already thin enough for your taste then you can skip this step. This way the milk will also contain more fiber.
Homemade strawberry milk kept in an airtight container lasts for about 3 days in the fridge.
Yes, this recipe will also work with frozen strawberries!
This recipe uses real strawberries and not strawberry syrup. Strawberries are rich in vitamin c and antioxidants. They are also a great source of magnesium, phosphorous and calcium. You can read more about the health benefits of strawberries here. We would also recommend using unsweetened almond milk.
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Strawberry Almond Milk
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk *store-bought or homemade: see notes
- 4 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 handfuls of fresh strawberries (~12-15 strawberries = 5oz/ 140g) ,hulled
- Put all of the ingredients (fresh strawberries, almond milk, maple syrup) into a high-powered blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- Line a large bowl or measuring cup with a nut milk bag.
- Lift up the bag and squeeze the milk into the cup leaving as little pulp behind as possible.
- Enjoy right away or transfer the milk to an airtight container and store in the fridge.
- Homemade Almond Milk: Instead of using store-bought almond milk you could make your own. However, the taste will be a bit different which is why I would recommend using store-bought if possible. You'll need a strong-powered blender though. Soak ⅓ cup (50g) almonds in a bowl of water overnight. Then drain and add them, together with 1 cup (240ml) of fresh water, strawberries and maple syrup to a blender. Blend then strain the milk as described above.
- Refined Sugar-Free: You can use 3 Medjool dates instead of maple syrup to keep this recipe refined sugar-free
- Sweetness: If you prefer a sweeter milk, add a bit more maple syrup to the strained milk.
- Consistency: For a thinner milk, gradually add more almond milk.
- Amount: This recipe yields 2 small glasses of strawberry milk. Feel free to double the recipe.
- To store: Store any leftover strawberry milk in the fridge in a sealed container or jar for up to 3 days.
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