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Strawberry Milk

Buttermilk was often enjoyed by my family as I grew up as a night-time snack with crackers. I have many memories of my dad standing at the end of the kitchen counter drinking the stuff. He would crush a few crackers into the buttermilk and eat them with a spoon. It’s about like eating soup with crushed crackers.


My parents and brothers liked buttermilk, but I never did. I tried it a couple of times, but one taste was all the sour I could stand. Later, when I was married and learning to cook, I discovered great recipes that called for buttermilk like pancakes and puddings (a pudding recipe is coming soon).

A few days ago I came across smittenkitchen.com’s blog with buttermilk as an ingredient. It looked so interesting that I decided I just had to try it out. It’s a strawberry milk recipe, and it is G-O-O-D!

I had just bought strawberries at the farmers market. Of course, I didn’t have any reason to keep buttermilk in my fridge (buttermilk still had not won me over), so I went to the grocery store to get some.

farmers market produce
Strawberries from Farmers Market


Strawberry Milk

Smittenkitchen.com explains the instructions well. For instance, the recipe clearly indicates that you’re supposed to “mix strawberries and sugar … and let them macerate for at least an hour.” Well, I guess I was too excited to try this interesting recipe that I totally forgot to let the strawberries and sugar “macerate” in a bowl.

Strawberries and sugar mix

I mixed them but then added the milk and buttermilk…

strawberry milk
Strawberries and Milk

then let it set all night in the refrigerator.

The next morning I fixed omelets for my husband (Mr. Fun) and me and served the special milk/buttermilk strawberry drink. It was incredibly delicious, and Mr. Fun loved it! We especially liked the “dessert” of strawberries at the bottom of the glass after drinking the milk. I had extra milk left and had some that afternoon and the rest of it the next morning for breakfast. I definitely will be making it again.

Here’s my version of Strawberry Milk:

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  1. It’s funny that I never liked milk with strawberries until I tried it with a bowl of cereal. Now I love my milk with fruit flavors. I still enjoy blackberries on cereal more than a drink. But with this summer of “hunnerd ‘n’ hot” temps, I may need to use my blender and get creative. Thanx for the ideas.

    1. Author

      I love blackberries in cereal, a smoothie, or just by themselves. Mmmm good! They are refreshing on these “hunnerd ‘n hot” temps!!

  2. I remember that my Mother always had a glass of Buttermilk with her cornbread. I really use Buttermilk quiet a bit in my recipes. Your breakfast drink with Buttermilk and Strawberries looks delicious. Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. I used to make a blended buttermilk and strawberry drink when I was first married. It was very good. Kind of like a strawberry yogurt drink. This drink reminds me of that one. I will have to pull out the recipep and compare.

    1. Author

      Miz Helen, did you ever try the buttermilk and cornbread? I never tried it, but my parents sure did enjoy it.

    2. Author

      I’m curious to know if your buttermilk and strawberry drink is like this one. It was so good that I made more tonight.

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