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This 3 ingredient easy and delicious Homemade Korean strawberry milk is made with freshly chopped strawberries, homemade strawberry syrup, and milk.

Strawberry Milk is a popular Korean drink that is laden with fresh and luscious strawberries!

a female pouring strawberry milk from a glass bottle into a tall glass

No artificial coloring, no added flavors, no preservatives, and yet you get such pretty-looking milk. 

With every sip of this strawberry milk, you will get chunks of strawberry and a sweet strawberry milky flavor. No blending, just a little bit of chopping and mixing is all you need to do for making this Korean Strawberry Milk.

This fruity, creamy, sweet drink is a strawberry lover’s dream come true. If you haven’t tried Korean strawberry milk or heard about it before, then this is high time you try it out. 

korean strawberry milk bottle with two strawberries

This simple and easy-to-follow recipe hardly takes 5-6 minutes of your time. Just make it once and you will never buy store-bought strawberry milk again. 

During the strawberry season, stores are flooded with fresh, juicy, and gemstone-like strawberries. How can one not buy them when they look pretty and smell so amazing. 

I just love eating strawberries as it is, but sometimes when I buy them in bulk then I do end up with an abundance of strawberries that can’t be finished in a day or two. So for those times, I use them in my recipes like Strawberry Chia Pudding,  Strawberry Cheesecake Dip, No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites, Strawberry Panna Cotta Recipe, etc.

These days this strawberry milk is a frequent visitor at my home. My little one and I just adore gulping this sweet strawberry milk.

What is Korean Strawberry Milk?

Korean strawberry milk is a cooling and delicious favorite Korean summer drink served in cafes during the summertime. It is a bit different than the regular flavored milk because here you don’t blend the strawberries with milk and there is no use of artificial coloring here. This milk is mixed with strawberry chunks and chunky strawberry syrup.

Freshly made strawberry syrup and strawberry chunks add a nice texture and flavor to the milk. Strawberry syrup is made with just 2 ingredients — strawberries and sugar. 

Why would you love this Korean Strawberry Milk?

This strawberry milk has everything which makes people fall in love with. Because this Strawberry Milk:

✓ is fruity and delicious

✓ is ready in 5 minutes

✓ tastes like a gourmet drink

✓ looks gorgeous

✓ is so full of antioxidants

✓ tastes much better than store-bought strawberry milk

✓ is made from scratch

✓ takes only 5 minutes of your effective time

✓ is vegetarian and can also be made vegan

korean strawberry milk in a tall glass with a wooden spoon and a glass bottle

What are the ingredients needed for Korean Strawberry Milk?

Korean Strawberry milk requires only 3 ingredients. These ingredients are:

  1. Strawberries

  2. Sugar

  3. Milk

How to make Strawberry Syrup?

Strawberry syrup is sweet and slightly thick because it is only heated not boiled.

To make strawberry syrup, you can use fresh or frozen strawberries. Chop the strawberries and mix with sugar until strawberries release the juice. Then you can simply heat it in the microwave or heat it in a pan until it comes to a boil.

overhead shot of korean strawberry milk bottle and strawberry milk glass

How to make vegan Strawberry Milk?

To make vegan strawberry milk, you can use any non-dairy milk. 

I used 1.5% regular milk, but you can use any milk of your choice. Vegan and dairy both work wonderfully in this recipe. Below are the non-dairy milk alternatives which go well in this strawberry milk recipe:

  • Coconut Milk 

  • Oat Milk

  • Regular milk

  • Almond milk

  • Soy milk

  • Rice milk

  • Cashew milk

How To Make Homemade Korean Strawberry Milk?

Making strawberry milk is super simple and involves almost no cooking. The only part where you need cooking is heating up the strawberry syrup. 

This is how it is done in 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Chop strawberries and add sugar to them.

Step 2: Mix well until juice releases. Heat it up. Strawberry syrup is ready. Let it cool.

Step 3: Add strawberry syrup, chopped strawberries, and chilled milk to a bottle and refrigerate. Alternatively,  add cooled strawberry syrup to a tall glass. Top with chopped strawberries and chilled milk. Stir it and enjoy! 

For a full list of Strawberry Milk recipe ingredients and step-by-step photo and video instructions, please see the recipe box on this page.

a female holding a strawberry milk bottle

Can I add some toppings to this Strawberry Milk?

This tastes so great as it is, but yes, you can clearly add toppings to this strawberry milk if you are into fancy toppings. Below are some toppings you might want to add:

  • Vanilla ice cream or strawberry ice cream

  • Whipped cream

  • Caramel syrup

  • Chocolate syrup

  • White Chocolate shavings

  • Edible rainbow sprinkles

a hand hodling a wodden spoon with chopped strawberries over a tall glass

What are some tips, tricks, and variations to make strawberry milk?

Tip 1. Don’t use fat-free milk here, it won’t taste so good. Also when choosing dairy-free milk, make sure you don’t add too watery milk.

Tip 2. The strawberry syrup I’ve made has tiny chunks of strawberries. This is because instead of pureeing, I smashed strawberries with the fork. However, if you want pureed syrup then feel free to make a puree with the strawberries and sugar mix. 

Tip 3. I have made strawberry syrup with fresh strawberries, but you can also use frozen ones for making syrup.

Tip 4. Always use the chilled milk to make strawberry milk. 

Tip 5. Make sure to cool the strawberry syrup before adding it to the milk.

Tip 6. This strawberry syrup is pretty versatile — you can use it as a dessert or ice cream topping. 

Tip 7. Strawberry syrup stays fresh for up to 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Tip 8. Strawberry syrup also tastes great in strawberry hot chocolate.

Tip 9. To make it more rich and thick, you can also add some cream.

a female hand holding a strawberry over a strawberry milk glass

Korean Strawberry Milk [Recipe]

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This 3 ingredient easy and delicious Homemade Korean strawberry milk is made with freshly chopped strawberries, homemade strawberry syrup, and milk.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.9 from 5 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Drinks Korean 3
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
201 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients For Strawberry Milk:
  • 250 grams fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 450 ml chilled milk

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make Strawberry Milk:
  1. Chop strawberries.
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  2. Add half of the strawberries to a heat-proof bowl.
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  3. Also, add 1/4 cup sugar to the bowl. Smash and mix using a spoon until strawberries release juice.
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  4. Heat in microwave for 30-40 minutes. Alternatively, heat in a saucepan until boiled.
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  5. Remove from the microwave, and stir for a couple of seconds. Keep it aside to cool.
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  6. Pour strawberry syrup into a sterilized glass bottle.
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  7. Top with chopped strawberries.
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  8. Then fill the bottle with chilled milk to the rim. Close with the lid, and store in the refrigerator.
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  9. Shake the bottle and pour into serving glasses.
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  10. Alternatively, add cooled strawberry syrup to a tall glass. Top with chopped strawberries and chilled milk. Stir it and enjoy!
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NOTES:

  1. Don't use fat-free milk here, it won't taste so good. Also when choosing dairy-free milk, make sure you don't add too watery milk.
  2. The strawberry syrup I've made has tiny chunks of strawberries. This is because instead of pureeing, I smashed strawberries with the fork. However, if you want pureed syrup then feel free to make a puree with the strawberries and sugar mix.
  3. I have made strawberry syrup with fresh strawberries, but you can also use frozen ones for making syrup.
  4. Always use the chilled milk to make strawberry milk.

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