I discovered Blueberry Milk very recently, when I was trying to decide what on earth I was going to do with all the Blueberries Cody brought to us one day. I got to doing some research and was heading down the usual smoothies or pie route, then I came across a Blueberry Milk recipe that I thought sounded delicious (and became healthier once I swapped out the sugar for honey!)
Obviously, this will depend on the blueberry season, but you could use frozen blueberries too, that way this will be available year round.
❤️ Why you'll love it
The natural flavors in this blueberry milk make it so much healthier. You will love offering this healthy alternative to your children.
My kids were chocolate milk freaks, until they tried this.
- Fresh Blueberries (wild blueberries are best)
See recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities.
- Step 1: Place the blueberries, honey and water into a medium sized pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Step 2: Strain the remnants out with a sieve, that will give you a nice thick blueberry syrup.
- Step 3: Decant into a jar and refrigerate for use when desired.
- Step 4: Mix syrup with milk, when desired.
🔄 Substitutions and Variations
I wanted to make my blueberry milk just a little healthier by swapping out the sugar for honey. It isn't as sweet, however. Which I don't mind, I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but if you think the honey is not going to cut it go ahead and use granulated sugar instead. Just swap it out during the simmering process.
You can use skimmed milk, whole milk or even almond milk will work well with this recipe.
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No special equipment is required, just a pot to simmer the ingredients and a sieve to strain the syrup.
Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
It also freezes well (just the blueberry syrup). Add the syrup to an ice cube tray, freeze, then remove the syrup cubes and put into a freezer safe ziplok bag and pull them out when you need to.
Expert Tip: Make the syrup and store in the refrigerator. That way you can make blueberry milk on demand (or even add to ice cream desserts, etc).
I've often wondered are blueberries good for dogs. I checked into it while making this post. Blueberries are actually fantastic for dogs according to Purina, they are a healthy antioxidant that will help nourish your dog.
Yes, blueberries are good for cats too.
Blueberries will last a day or so at room temperature. About 6-10 days in the refrigerator.
Yes, blueberries freeze well - for up to 6 months.
Blueberries are actually not blue, more a shade of deep purple. They have a pigment called Anthocyanin which gives it this color.
Add blueberries to a pan with some water and honey/sugar and simmer for 10 minutes. This will thicken and give a delicious blueberry syrup.
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Delicious homemade Blueberry Milk, made with fresh blueberries and sweetened with honey - healthy and easy!
- 2 Cups Blueberries, fresh
- ¼ Cup Honey, raw
- ¾ Cup Water
- 3 Cups Milk, 2%
- Add the blueberries to a medium sized pan, with the water and honey.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain the blueberries through a sieve and the remaining syrup can be placed into a decanter and refrigerated until desired.
- Add ¼ cup of the syrup to 1 Cup of Milk.
I used honey in this recipe as I like to avoid sugar where possible. If you prefer your milk drink sweeter feel free to add sugar to the blueberries when cooking down.
Nutrition InformationYield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 264Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 119mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 2gSugar 45gProtein 9g
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