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Warm Strawberry Milk

COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
4
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COOK TIME
15 mins
PREP TIME
20 mins
SERVINGS
4
RATE THIS RECIPE
(2)

Ingredients

Whipped Cream
  • cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Strawberry Milk
  • 6 cups quartered strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 8 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups whipped cream (recipe above)
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed candy cane, for garnish
  • Chef notes

    Strawberry milk reminds me of a drink my grandmother made us in the winter as a pick-me-up. It takes me back to my childhood in Utah when I would ski and sled in the neighborhood park. This is a great recipe to warm up the kids after an afternoon out in the snow.

    Technique tip:  The baking soda and cornstarch will neutralize the acid in the fruit to prevent the milk from curdling.

    Swap option: You can substitute canned whipped topping for whipped cream.

    Preparation

    For the whipped cream:

    Add cream, vanilla and sugar to a bowl. Whip until soft peaks form.

    For the strawberry milk:

    1.

    Place strawberries in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed sauce pan. Add sugar, agave syrup, vanilla, salt, baking soda to the pan with strawberries. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook for 15 minutes.

    2.

    Mix cornstarch with cold water to make a slurry. Slowly add the slurry to the strawberry mixture and bring to a boil. Remove from heat when it comes to a boil.

    3.

    Transfer the strawberries to a blender and puree.

    4.

    Let the strawberry puree cool to room temperature.

    5.

    While the strawberries are cooling, place milk in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat and cook until your thermometer reads 140 F.

    6.

    Slowly whisk the puree to the milk mixture, adding about a cup at a time until all the puree has been added to the milk.

    7.

    While the mixture is warm, pour into a glass or mug. Top with whipped cream and garnish with candy cane dust.