Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious alternative to store-bought dairy strawberry milk? Look no further than this vegan strawberry milk recipe made with fresh strawberries, cashews, water, and dates. This drink made with whole foods is perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack.
Plus, it's packed with vitamins and minerals essential to health, and it's super easy to make - you'll be ready to enjoy your delicious homemade strawberry milk in no time!
What's better than fresh strawberries in season? A tall glass of this simple strawberry milk is a delicious treat!
When strawberry season rolls around, I crave refreshing this wholesome and refreshing strawberry milk on a hot summer day!
This vegan strawberry milk is nothing like the syrupy, artificially sweet strawberry dairy milk filled with artificial colors and artificial flavors on the grocery store shelves. Instead, this homemade version with fresh strawberry flavor is free of refined sugar.
If you love strawberries as I do, try this Vegan Strawberry Gluten-free Crisp, Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, and this Strawberry Lemon Gin Granita.
Benefits of Strawberries
Strawberries are so good for you and are beneficial to your health. They contain antioxidants, minerals, polyphenols, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.
In addition, they are naturally low in calories and are a rich source of fiber.
Here are the simple ingredients and whole foods you'll need to make this delicious dairy-free strawberry milk!
- Strawberries - I used organic, fresh berries. If they're not in season, you can use frozen strawberries picked in peak ripeness. Thaw them in the fridge first. If you skip this step, your drink will be a smoothie, which is just as delicious but thicker!
- Cashews - I used organic unsalted cashews; I buy them in bulk. You can use store-bought cashew milk or any non-dairy milk you prefer.
- Dates - I used soft Medjool dates, easily found at the grocery store. Use any dates you like. If your dates are hard, soften them by soaking them in a glass of hot water for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Sea salt - just a pinch to bring out the flavors and sweetness of the strawberries.
- Vanilla extract - this adds another layer of flavor, but it is not essential!
See the recipe card for quantities.
It's easy to put this delicious vegan treat together! Here are the steps to this simple recipe:
- Pour a half cup of boiling water over the cashew pieces in a small bowl. To save time, you can do this the day before and store the bowl in the fridge overnight.
- Drain and rinse the cashews with fresh water. Place the cashews in a high-speed blender.
- Rinse the fresh strawberries. If you are using frozen, there is no need to rinse them.
- Add the fresh strawberries, pitted dates, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
- Add ice cubes if desired, I skipped this step since my ingredients were cold.
- Blend for approximately 30 seconds.
- Drink immediately or refrigerate promptly.
The strawberry milk may separate a little in the refrigerator; stir before serving.
- Dates - if you can't find dates use date syrup, maple syrup, or coconut sugar.
- Cashews - feel free to use the plant-based milk of your choice, such as almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. If you're looking for plant-based milk similar to the consistency of whole milk, oat milk and soy milk are great choices. Almond milk and rice milk are thinner, so the result won't be as creamy.
- Strawberries - I used fresh seasonal strawberries. You can use frozen strawberries; however, the drink will be much thicker, like a smoothie.
- Vanilla extract - feel free to omit this, or try a hint of almond extract instead.
Here are a few nice options you can try:
- Strawberries - instead of fresh or frozen strawberries, try raspberries or oranges. You can mix strawberries with other fruit, such as bananas, blackberries, blueberries, and mango.
- Deluxe - add whipped coconut cream on top, accented with a sliced strawberry.
- Flavor - add a pinch of ground cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, ginger, mint, or nutmeg for variety!
- Milkshake - make a creamy vegan strawberry milkshake by adding vegan vanilla ice cream!
- Protein - add a scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder or a tablespoon of nut butter.
Use a high-speed blender. I've had my Vitamix for over ten years, and it's still going strong!
Refrigerate this vegan strawberry milk for up to 2 days in an airtight container.
- The strawberry milk may separate a little in the refrigerator; stir or give it a shake before serving.
- To save time, soak the cashews the day before and store them in a bowl in the fridge overnight.
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Vegan Strawberry Milk
- High-speed blender
- Paring knife
- ¼ cup raw cashew pieces add ½ cup of water for soaking the cashews
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup fresh strawberries halved, or frozen strawberries
- 2 Medjool dates pitted
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch Sea salt
- Ice cubes optional
- In a small bowl, pour ½ cup boiling water over cashew pieces. Let rest for 30 minutes.
- Drain and rinse cashews. Place in a high-speed blender. Add strawberries, pitted dates, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Add ice if desired.
- Blend for 30 seconds. Drink immediately or refrigerate promptly.
- The strawberry milk may separate a little in the refrigerator; stir before serving.
- Thaw frozen berries overnight, or use frozen berries for a smoothie consistency.
- Refrigerate for up to 2 days.
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This strawberry milk looks delicious. Such a great breakfast idea!
Thanks, Biana! We're glad you enjoyed the strawberry milk breakfast idea. 🙂
My daughter loved this milk. Thanks for sharing
Hi MacKenzie, Thank you so much for trying this recipe and leaving such a positive review. I'm glad to hear that your daughter enjoyed it!
Love this strawberry milk recipe! It will be perfect for my daughter's mornings, thanks!
Thank you so much, Natalie! 🙂
Wow, this milk is amazing! Tastes better than store bought, is cheaper and healthier. Thank you for the recipe!
I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe for homemade strawberry milk, Jovita! It's one of our favorites too.
Love this vegan version of strawberry milk. So delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Kushi! I'm so happy to hear it! Thank you for leaving a review.
We loved this homemade strawberry milk. It's so much healthier than strawberry milk you buy at the grocery store. Thank you for the recipe!x
Thank you for trying my recipe for homemade strawberry milk, Keri! I'm glad you all enjoyed it!
Yummy! So creamy and delicious almost seems like it shouldn't be such a healthy treat. Love the idea of using cashews.
Thank you, Stephanie! I'm so glad you enjoy the recipe and find it creamy and delicious. Using cashews is a great way to make the dish creamy while keeping it healthy. Thanks for trying it out and letting us know what you think.
Made your strawberry milk for my kids last weekend. They keep asking for more, lol. Thank you for this vegan version!
Thank you, Natalie! I'm so glad you and your kids enjoyed the strawberry milk. It's one of our favorites too!
This is so nostalgic- love it!
Thank you for your kind words, Audrey!
Such a lovely fresh strawberry milkshake and easy to make. We all love it.
Thank you, Nancy, for your kind words about this recipe! I'm so happy you and your family enjoyed it.
Tried this for my husband who is on chemo and lost his taste. He used to love strawberry milk. He really enjoyed it icy cold. Thanks!
Thank you for trying this recipe, Mary! I'm glad to hear that your husband enjoyed the strawberry milk recipe.