Fresh Fruit Flavored Milk

Fresh fruit flavored milkl

Today we have our third installment of Kids Can Cook!  I’ve got my little helper Addy in the kitchen with me this week.

I asked Addy’s mom to get me a list of things she would like to learn how to make.  One of the things on her list was Strawberry Milk.   Not only did we make strawberry milk but we made banana and orange too!

Fruit Flavored Milk

We started with strawberry milk since that is what Addy had requested.  The first thing we had to do was hull the strawberries.  Since I didn’t want to use a knife we used this great trick to quickly and safely hull all the strawberries – we used a straw!

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Just remove the green top of the strawberry and push the straw up through the bottom of the strawberry, right through the middle.  So easy!

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The hull of the strawberry comes out with the straw.

Cooking with kids is all about the fun!  “I can see you!”

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Addy even made a little video for you to see how easy it is.

The steps to fresh strawberry milk are easy and it is done in the microwave so kids can help more easily than if it is done on the stove top. My baby girl Tessa is home for a month this summer and we even got her to help us out before she headed to work.fresh strawberry milkAfter hulling the strawberries we added sugar and then covered the bowl and put it in the microwave for 3 minutes at a time and then stirred.  We repeated the process 3 more times.  Then we just strained the syrup from the strawberries and let it cool before adding it to the milk.  It is so delicious!

Fruit Flavored Milk

Next we made fresh banana milk and there is no cooking required for this one – just a blender.

fresh banana milk

Bananas, sugar and milk are added into the blender and then pulse it together until smooth.  Addy loved that she got to turn the blender on!

Fruit Flavored Milk The third one was Fresh Orange Milk and it uses the rind of the orange and some cooking on the stove top.  So if your k ids are younger you will need to help with the cooking step.

fresh orange milk

The rind, sugar and water are boiled together and simmer for a bit and then it is strained.  Cool and add to milk.

Fruit Flavored Milk

All of the milk flavors were delicious and we loved using fresh fruit in them.

Fruit Flavored Milk

Addy and I both agreed though that the strawberry was definitely our favorite!  Addy asked me if I would give her the recipe and then she told me that if I would just put it on Pinterest she could pin it!   We start them young around here.

Fruit Flavored MilkFor other fun Kids Can Cook ideas check out these:

Chocolate Snack Cake

Chocolate Snack Cake

 Bread in a Bag 

Bread in A Bag Collage 2

Fresh Fruit Flavored Milk
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Milk
  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 4 C sugar
  • 4 C milk
Banana Milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ C sugar
  • 4 C milk
Orange Milk
  • 3-4 Tbsp orange zest
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 C water
  • 4 C Milk
Instructions
Strawberry Milk
  1. Place hulled strawberries and sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with wax paper.
  2. Microwave bowl on high for three minutes.
  3. Remove and stir
  4. Repeat 3 more times
  5. Strain liquid from berries and cool.
  6. Add 1 C syrup to 4 C milk and refrigerate
Banana Milk
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Chill before serving
Orange Milk
  1. In a sauce pan combine zest, sugar and water.
  2. Cover and simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove cover and summer another 5-10 minutes until mixture is reduced by one third.
  4. Strain through a strainer to remove zest.
  5. Combine milk and syrup and mix well.

Recipes from The Loveless Cafe

Enjoy!

Leigh Anne

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. says

    My father would make us banana milk all the time. Ripe banana with a TBSP vanilla and milk to about 3/4 height of banana in the blender. Delicious with no additional sugar.

  2. says

    Stopping by from the Party Bunch link party, my boys would definitely loves these. I was wondering, would the syrup itself have to be refrigerated and how long will it keep. Pinned, Diane @Mrs U Makes

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