Recipe

Korean Strawberry Milk

안녕하세요 (Annyeonghaseyo)

Or like, ” Hi , you!” in Korean.

Today we are making Strawberry milk !! My gosh, am I excited.

Strawberry milk was quite a treat growing up. I loved the artificial powdered Nesquik stuff (don’t judge) that my Mum used to make, and even to this day would choose strawberry milk when given a choice at the convenience store. So to find out I could make my own version was a , “Wait, I’ve never thought of that” moment for me.

Milky and sweet with a natural, slightly tart flavour from the strawberries.
This milky beverage was made popular by cafes in Korea and has recently been seen popping up on menus in local cafes too. It’s not difficult to see why! I mean, will you look at that adorably perfect shade of pastel pink though ! ❤

So delicious and Super simple to put together. Notice how I didn’t even use the word ‘cook’, because there is none involved !

Basically, here’s what you need:

  •  Strawberries . Fresh or frozen is fine. I used fresh strawberries and chopped them manually. You could also use frozen strawberries and blitz them in a food processor. Personally, I prefer chopping half of the strawberries to pulp while the other half I only roughly dice to small cubes. I do this because I love the contrast in texture and how I get to chew on strawberry pieces as I’m drinking.
  • Sugar. White or brown sugar can be used but I would recommend brown sugar as I feel it gives a deeper, mellow flavour. In terms of amount, I used a rough ratio of 1:0.5 strawberries to sugar. This might seem like a lot to some but the ratio is about right and the syrup can make more than a few cups depending how much you use. Feel free to adjust to your preference though!

To assemble the drink, I pretty much eyeballed the amount of milk. I was pretty satisfied with the strawberry-ness with 4 tablespoons of strawberry syrup to a cup of milk. But go ahead & adjust it according to how you’d like.

And that’s it ! I imagine this would go pretty well for a picnic or a children’s party, or just as a feel good drink, sipped through a colourful bendy straw on warm days.

Enjoy! *Korean finger heart*

Ingredients

1 box (about 200g) Stawberries, roughly chopped
80-100g Brown sugar
200 ml Milk

Methods

  1. Chop strawberries.
  2. Add brown sugar. Mix evenly.
  3. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight, until all the sugar has dissolved.

To assemble,

  1. Spoon strawberry syrup into a glass. See notes above.
  2. Pour milk. Add ice (optional)
  3. Stir & adjust to taste. Top with more strawberries (for aesthetic visual feelz)
  4. Sip and enjoy !

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