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Recipe: Sweet Strawberry Milk for One

Recipe: Sweet Strawberry Milk for One

Sweet Strawberry Milk for One

by Erin Fletter
Photo by Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock.com
prep time
2 minutes
cook time
makes
1-1 servings

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Sweet Strawberry Milk for One

Strawberries and milk are a great combo. With this recipe, kid chefs make strawberry milk with their own homemade strawberry syrup!

Happy & Healthy Cooking,

Chef Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

Fun-Da-Mentals Kitchen Skills

  • measure :

    to calculate the specific amount of an ingredient required using a measuring tool (like measuring cups or spoons).

  • mix :

    to thoroughly combine two or more ingredients until uniform in texture.

Equipment Checklist

  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Metal spoon
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Ingredients

Sweet Strawberry Milk for One

  • 1 C milk **(for DAIRY ALLERGY sub dairy-free/nut-free milk)**
  • strawberry syrup remaining from Scrumptious Strawberry Pancake in a Bowl recipe—see recipe **(for STRAWBERRY ALLERGY sub syrup made from other berries or peach slices)**

Food Allergen Substitutions

Sweet Strawberry Milk for One

  • Strawberries: Substitute syrup made from other berries or peach slices.
  • Dairy: Substitute dairy-free/nut-free milk.

Instructions

Sweet Strawberry Milk for One

1.
measure + mix

Measure and add 1 cup of milk to the mug with the remaining strawberry syrup from the Scrumptious Strawberry Pancake in a Bowl with Quickest Strawberry Syrup recipe (or make the syrup now and let it cool). Mix thoroughly and enjoy!

Surprise Ingredient: Strawberry!

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Hi! I’m Strawberry!

"Hello! I want to introduce myself. I'm Strawberry—and I have my very own month—May! I'm great in desserts, breakfast foods, snacks, salads, and fragrances. I like to be a part of picnics and holiday celebrations. So combine me with blueberries and bananas (or whipped cream, vanilla pudding, or white cake) for a red, white, and blue dessert for Independence Day in the United States or Bastille Day in France."

History

  • The garden strawberry as we know it was first bred and cultivated in France in the 1750s. It was a cross between a Virginian strawberry and a Chilean strawberry. 
  • The ancient Romans believed strawberries had medicinal powers. So they used them to treat everything from depression to fainting to fever, kidney stones, bad breath, and sore throats.
  • Native Americans made cornbread with crushed strawberries and cornmeal; this is how strawberries were introduced to Colonists and served as an inspiration for the invention of strawberry shortcake.
  • In some parts of Europe, people once believed elves could control how much milk cows produced and that the elves loved strawberries. So farmers tied baskets of strawberries to their cows' horns as an offering to the elves.
  • California produces about 80 percent of the strawberries in the United States. Strawberries have been grown in California since the early 1900s.
  • Americans eat an average of three and one-half pounds of fresh strawberries per year. In one study, more than half of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit. They're nature's candy!

Anatomy

  • The strawberry isn't a true berry but is called an accessory fruit. Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds outside their skin, about 200 on each berry. And, to be super technical, each seed on a strawberry is considered by botanists to be its own separate fruit!
  • The strawberry plant is a perennial and can last for a few years, producing fruit each year.

How to Pick, Buy, & Eat

  • Some varieties of strawberries are easier to harvest than others. To pick a strawberry from its plant, grasp the stem just above the berry between your pointer finger and thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.
  • To store fresh strawberries, place them whole and unwashed in one layer in a plastic or glass storage container and put them in the refrigerator. Wait to clean them until you are ready to eat them, as rinsing them quickens their spoiling.
  • Strawberries can be pickled! Especially when you pick them green or unripe. If your berries are overripe, make jam!
  • Strawberries can be puréed into smoothies or milkshakes and baked into tarts, pies, cakes, and tortes. Or, roast them and serve over ice cream and berries. You can also dehydrate and mix them into granola or purée raw strawberries and freeze them into yogurt pops. Dip them in chocolate or drizzle them with cream. Strawberries are incredibly versatile—the fruit we wait all year to enjoy once summer weather hits!

Nutrition

  • Strawberries are a HUGE source of vitamin C, especially when eaten raw! One cup of strawberries contains 113 percent of our daily recommended value. Vitamin C is excellent for the heart, bones, and teeth. When we cut ourselves or break a bone, vitamin C comes to the rescue to help repair our tissues. 
  • Strawberries contain natural fruit sugar, called fructose. However, fructose is better than table sugar (white sugar) because it comes packaged with other vitamins, nutrients, and fiber from the rest of the fruit. Plus, the fiber in fruit helps slow down the effects of sugar in our blood.

 

The Yolk's On You

Why were the little strawberries upset? 

Because their parents were in a jam!

Lettuce Joke Around

What do you call a cow that doesn’t give milk?

A milk dud!

That's Berry Funny

What do you call a sad strawberry? 

A blueberry.

THYME for a Laugh

What is a scarecrow’s favorite fruit? 

Straw-berries!

THYME for a Laugh

What do you call strawberries playing the guitar? 

A jam session!

Lettuce Joke Around

What did mama cow say to baby calf?

It’s pasture bedtime.

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