This is a homemade recipe for Nesquik Strawberry Milk using fresh strawberries. It tastes just like you remember as a kid!
Many years ago Matthew and I were completely obsessed with NESQUIK strawberry milk. You know, the yellow containers of strawberry powder that you add to milk which transforms into sugary delicious milk? The containers feature the Nesquik Bunny who I found out is named Quiky. Being a person who buys food items based on how cute their characters are, I fell in love with Quiky. For some time they made plastic sugary milk syrup bottles in the shape of a bunny, ears and all. Being a person who is obsessed with anything cute I would not throw these bottles away. I would store them under my sink after rinsing them out thinking one day I could come up with a craft idea using them. Then the day came where we moved from Pittsburgh to NYC and I had to part with my collection of plastic bunny bottles. Somewhere in our photo archive there’s a photo of us, looking sad, hugging the bottles, right before we had to throw them out. If the plastic bottles are reading this post, I miss you guys.
Because the containers featured a bunny, strawberry milk was known as bunny milk right from the beginning. I looked up online to see if anyone else called it bunny milk but I mostly got results of photos that featured people feeding their bunnies milk. Still cute, but not what I was looking for.
It’s been a few years since we last had a sip of bunny milk, we stopped buying it because we couldn’t bear to throw away any more bunny shaped bottles. A few days ago though I was feeling nostalgic and hungry, so homemade Strawberry Bunny Milk was made. I have to be honest guys, WOAH, this is good. At first I was unsure if I could recreate the strawberry milk I remember dearly using just a few ingredients and fresh strawberries, but it’s exactly like it. Matthew wasn’t home when I first tasted it, but he was online so in return he got lots of weird instant messages saying “BUNNY MILK! OMG!!!!”. If you like NESQUIK strawberry milk then you will love this recipe, especially because of how fresh it tastes.
- 2 cups strawberries - hulled
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Put strawberries, sugar and water in a saucepan bringing to a boil over medium heat.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Transfer strawberry mixture to blender, blend until smooth.
- Put in jar, refrigerate until chilled.
- To make strawberry bunny milk, add 3-4 tablespoons of strawberry syrup to 1 cup of milk. Stir.
- This makes 6 ounces of strawberry syrup. The syrup can be stored in your refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.