fbpx Skip to Content

Korean Strawberry Milk

Save and share!

Homemade strawberry milk is a fun kid-friendly drink made with fresh strawberries, homemade strawberry syrup and your favorite milk. A popular Korean drink that kids all over the world will love!

strawberry milk in a glass with strawberries and striped straw

Korean strawberry milk is a popular drink served during the summertime in cafes. It is made entirely with fresh, real strawberries – no artificial colors or syrups here! 

The chunks of fresh strawberries in the syrup give it a fun texture and extra strawberry flavor and make this version of strawberry milk to be extra special.

Fresh milk is added directly on top of the homemade strawberry syrup which gives a really fun and unique appearance because you can see the separation in the glass. Its so pretty! Then when you are ready to drink, you just stir it all up together. 

overhead image of two glasses with strawberry milk next to jar of strawberry puree

How is Korean strawberry milk different from regular strawberry milk?

The real difference here is the strawberries! The strawberries aren’t blended totally smooth, so you get great texture from the homemade strawberry syrup and the chunks of strawberries. 

Korean strawberry milk in glass next to jar of homemade puree

How to make this recipe

This recipe is so simple to make and is great for kids to assist with. For the complete set of directions, please make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below.

Make the strawberry syrup

  1. Wash, core, and dice the strawberries.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the diced strawberries, sugar, and water.
  3. Simmer over medium low heat, until it simmers. Cook, stirring frequently, until the strawberries are mostly cooked down. Mash the strawberries as you go with your spatula or wooden spoon. It is done when it has thickened into a nice thick syrup and most of the strawberries have broken down.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and allow to cool. 

Assemble the strawberry milk

  1. Place a few tablespoons of the cooled strawberry syrup into the bottom of a glass.
  2. Top with fresh chopped strawberry pieces.
  3. Pour in your favorite milk to top the glass.
  4. Enjoy!
pan with strawberries and sugar

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t use fat free milk! You want a rich, flavorful milk for the best tasting drink!
  • If fresh strawberries aren’t in season, you can make these with frozen berries, too!
  • Make sure you allow the strawberry syrup to cool all the way before adding it to the milk.

Storage Information

Store the cooled strawberry syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Assemble the strawberry milk when you are ready to have a glass!

two glasses of homemade strawberry milk with berries beside

How kids can help you in the kitchen

This strawberry flavored milk is a great recipe for kids to help make! It has easy steps that are perfect for kids to help with.

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you wash the strawberries, measure ingredients, and help to mix the strawberry milk when done.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above plus chop the strawberries.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above, plus help you cook the strawberry syrup.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

strawberry milk in two glasses with pink striped straws

Food tastes better when its shared! If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and rate below!

Yield: 4 servings

Korean Strawberry Milk

strawberry milk in a glass with strawberries and striped straw

Homemade strawberry milk is a fun kid-friendly drink made with fresh strawberries, homemade strawberry syrup and your favorite milk. A popular Korean drink that kids all over the world will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup diced strawberries
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 4 cups milk

Instructions

Make the strawberry syrup

  1. Wash, core, and dice the strawberries.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the diced strawberries, sugar, and water.
  3. Simmer over medium low heat, until it simmers.
  4. Cook, stirring frequently, until the strawberries are mostly cooked down. Mash the strawberries as you go with your spatula or wooden spoon. It is done when it has thickened into a nice thick syrup and most of the strawberries have broken down.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and allow to cool.

Assemble the strawberry milk

  1. Place a few tablespoons of the cooled strawberry syrup into the bottom of a glass.
  2. Top with fresh chopped strawberry pieces.
  3. Pour in your favorite milk to top the glass.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

The homemade strawberry syrup can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Assemble the strawberry milk right before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram, and don't forget to tag #gingeredwhisk.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

as seen in image with company logos
Skip to Recipe
Skip to content