Strawberry Almond Milk plus Fresh Strawberry Recipes #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry

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Strawberry Almond Milk plus Fresh Strawberry Recipes #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry
Strawberry Almond Milk #SundaySupper

Strawberry Almond Milk Photo by Sunday Supper

When I was a kid, I liked to stir powdered strawberry flavoring into a big glass of cold milk. It might have been more about watching the white liquid turn ballerina tutu pink than the flavor that caught my attention. The taste wasn’t so hot, really. Then I discovered homemade Strawberry Almond Milk.

I find many ways to use strawberries when Florida winter strawberries are in season. I live the next county over from the Plant City strawberry fields and I have occasionally driven there to buy flats of fruit. Jam is Job One when I do that. There are always some left over for experimentation and making strawberry syrup is something else I often make. It’s good for cocktails, among other things.

The Florida Strawberry Growers Association joins us for what promises to be a fun Twitter party at 7 p.m. ET tonight. (Join in by following the hashtag #SundaySupper.)  I wish I could transport a big cold glass of Strawberry Almond Milk to everyone who takes part. It’s that good. And vegan, thanks to the almond milk.

This is a recipe that leaves room for tinkering. You could use soy milk or cow’s milk, if you’d like. Play with the flavoring, too. Almond is a natural pairing with strawberries and the subtle almond flavor of the nut milk is boosted when you add in almond extract. The color is more of a blush than the brilliant pink of those long-ago powdered drinks, and that’s okay by me. The taste is what I am looking for. Want more sweetness and strawberry flavor? Add additional syrup.

Strawberry Almond Milk is a good base for smoothies. Hmmm, homemade strawberry ice cream with strawberry almond milk mixed together for an amazing milkshake? Back to the kitchen.

Strawberry Almond Milk #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry
 
Author:
Serves: 2 drinks
Ingredients
For strawberry syrup:
  • 2 cups trimmed and chopped Florida strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
For drink:
  • 2½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup strawberry syrup (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced strawberries for garnish
Instructions
  1. To make the strawberry syrup, place chopped strawberries, sugar and water in a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally and watch carefully so the mixture doesn't boil over. The mixture will thicken and reduce. Strain off solids, and cool and save to use as a topping for pancakes, pound cake or waffles, if you'd like. Refrigerate syrup until cold.
  2. To make two drinks, pour almond milk into small pitcher and stir in strawberry syrup and vanilla extract. Pour into drinking glasses and garnish with strawberry slices. Serve immediately.

Here’s what the Sunday Supper tastemakers cooked up this week using Florida strawberries.

Beverage

Breakfast

Salad

Main

Dessert

And: Nutritious Fresh Strawberry Recipes plus Strawberry Almond Milk from Sunday Supper Movement

Florida StrawberryNeed more Florida winter strawberry inspiration? Check out the website of Strawberry Sue, also known as Florida Strawberry spokeswoman Sue Harrell, for tips and recipes.

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    This post is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are those of individual bloggers.

Strawberry Almond Milk plus Fresh Strawberry Recipes #SundaySupper #FLStrawberry
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Janet K. Keeler

Award-winning journalist Janet K. Keeler was the longtime food and travel editor of the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fl. She is now an assistant professor of journalism and food writing at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Janet retired from daily newspaper journalism in April 2015, ending a 35-year career. She has been a news reporter, copy desk chief, and features editor. She is also the author of “Cookielicious: 150 Fabulous Recipes to Bake & Share,” which was published in 2010 by Seaside Publishing.

9 Comments

  1. I remember that strawberry milk powder. What a blast from the past. This is so much better!

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  2. 🙂 this is right up our alley and I too remember that strawberry milk powder! Such a pretty photo too!

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  3. So much better than strawberry milk powder. And the color is prettier too! 🙂

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  4. This looks so very, very good! My son would love it!

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  5. Homemade strawberry milk with almond milk sounds perfect to me!

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    • Thanks, Cindy. I wish I had little kids around for this one.

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