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!)
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You will need:
- Fresh Blueberries
Substitutions and Additions
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, full fat milk or even almond milk will work well with this recipe.
How To Make This Recipe
- 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.
How To Serve
This recipe is super easy to whip up, as well as to serve. Just take the syrup out of the refrigerator and add ¼ cup of syrup to 1 cup of milk. Give it a good stir and you're good to go.
- 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
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.