• This strawberry milk recipe is a delicious twist on the classic strawberry milkshake. And it is healthier to boot! Start the day before with the strawberry ices as they need to freeze overnight.

    Recipes by Vickie de Beer

    Styling by Leande Kleinhans

    Photographs by Donna Lewis 

    DID YOU KNOW? The word “milk” originates from the Indo-European word “melg”, meaning wiping or stroking – the technique used to get the liquid from a cow’s udders.

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    Strawberry milk

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 10 mins plus overnight for freezing


    • 500g (2 punnets) fresh strawberries, hulled
    • 125ml (½ cup) castor sugar
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
    • 1 litre ice-cold milk, to serve



    Place the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and process until smooth.


    Pour into ice-block containers and freeze overnight.


    Serve the ice-cold milk with blocks of frozen strawberry pulp