I have been dreaming up all things strawberry milk lately and was dying to make some homemade syrup, but healthier. So here is what I came up with to sweeten the tea and make icy strawberry milk. For strawberry milk just ad any milk of choice with your strawberry syrup. You must try this yummy icy pink strawberry drink I concocted, plus its healthy. I based my recipe on the sweet milk teas I get in frozen yogurt places, Asian Cafes, markets. The delicate flavor of coconut kisses the sweet milky strawberry while they dance on Ice. Serve in a mason Jar, I love the things.
SKINNY Strawberry Syrup:
- 12 fresh strawberries chopped
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cap full of vanilla extract.
- 1 or 2 packets of Truvia sugar
- 1 tbsp of honey or agave nectar
- 2 tbsps of brown sugar
Put this all in a blender and blend. Transfer to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally for around a half hour until it thickens up a bit. Add some more sweeter or a little sugar throughout if needed. You want it sweet, light, but still tart. Then remove from heat and blend again. Then put your strawberry syrup it in a air tight jar or bottle and refrigerate over night or for at least a few hours. You can just use a cup of sugar too instead of the sweeteners, but it wont be as good for you.
Strawberry Iced Tea: Brew some strawberry tea in a pitcher, and add a packet of truvia or any sugar of your choosing, the idea is to sweeten it. Agave nectar is good to. Then add some sliced strawberries and some strawberry syrup. Let chill for a while, stir well, and serve over ice.
Strawberry Coconut Milk Iced Tea: Add some more syrup to a glass, some strawberry iced tea, and some coconut milk. Soy milk, or milk work too, but the coconut is so good for you, low in sugar, and tastes perfect with the strawberry.