Vegan Strawberry Milk

'Tis the season for fresh, locally-grown strawberries! Maybe some of you are growing them yourselves in your backyard gardens?



This recipe consists of Creamy Oat Milk mixed with a delicious summer strawberry syrup. If you don't feel like making the oat milk from scratch, you can use store-bought plant milk (but you may need to adjust the sweetness depending on how that milk tastes, though!).



In my opinion, the key to a strawberry syrup is using frozen strawberries! When berries are frozen and then defrosted or heated, they release even more juices and the berry flavor is even more berry-y.


RECIPE

Makes 32 oz (1 quart, 1 liter)



Ingredients

  • 4 - 4 1/4 cups Creamy Oat Milk

  • 3 cups frozen strawberries

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup

*Note: You may need to adjust the sweetness depending on if you use store-bought plant milk or not.


Instructions

  1. In a saucepan on medium-low heat, add the strawberries, water, and maple syrup. Stir occasionally.

  2. As the strawberries soften, mash them up a bit with a spoon or masher (it's ok if they're not fully mashed).

  3. When the mixture thickens into a syrup-like texture (like maple syrup) remove from heat and strain through a mesh strainer. Spread out the mixture well, rubbing it against the strainer to make sure all of the liquid is extracted. Save the strawberry pulp and eat it as a jam!

  4. Store the strawberry syrup in an airtight 32 oz/1 liter bottle. Add the milk, mix and shake, and enjoy as is or chilled.


Happy summer solstice,


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