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Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk

Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk

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Made with fresh strawberries and only 3-ingredients, this Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk is a delight to have and brings back childhood memories of cafeteria strawberry milk, but with no artificial flavors. It is refreshing and might just become one of your favorite drinks to have!

Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk

Remember the carton of strawberry milk from school cafeterias?

Unlike what you may think, I didn’t like regular milk (unless it was with cereal) or chocolate milk when I was younger. My favorite was always strawberry-flavored. It was one of the things I looked forward to during school lunch and you should see the disappointment in my face when they ran out of it, which was not that often but when it happens…..

I loved it so much that I always tried to find it whenever I was out grocery shopping with my mom. However, I don’t recall finding one that I actually liked or stores that sold them. Instead, my mom would let me get one of those big bottles of strawberry syrup, the ones you top your ice cream with.

During the weekends, which was when I often had cereal, I would pour a large cup of milk and squeeze what I think now is too much strawberry syrup into it, mixing it until it tastes similar to the strawberry milk from school. I will drink half of it before I top it with some cheerios or Rice Krispies. I’m a milk before cereal girl.

Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk

I’ve been getting back to k-dramas very slowly and saw the love Korean cafes have with strawberry milk, banana milk, chocolate milk, etc. and it brought back memories of the time when I was so obsessed with strawberry milk. I haven’t had it since elementary school, being sick of it by the end of 6th grade, and have been craving some lately leading to this Korean version that is less sweetened and artificial in flavor.

So, what is Korean Strawberry Milk?
Korean strawberry milk is a popular drink served during the summertime in many, if not all, cafes. What I love most about it is that they are made with real strawberries and contains no artificial flavors or other processed ingredients. I also love the extra texture with the drink with the chunks of diced strawberries within it so you know for sure that the drink is made as fresh as possible.

Now, did I get you more interested in making this Korean Strawberry Milk? Let’s get to it!

Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk
Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk

Here is an overview of this Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk.


Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen strawberries to make the strawberry puree. I recommend using fresh, ripe strawberries if possible as that will bring out the strawberry flavor the most. However, you can still use frozen strawberries! If you use frozen strawberries, you can thaw it the night before to quicken the cooking process.

Plant-Based Milk: You can use any plant-based milk of choice. However, I recommend using oat milk as it is the creamiest. One of the key components of Korean Strawberry Milk is the creamy milk as they use regular milk. I find oat milk to be the creamiest.

Sugar: I used raw cane sugar, but you can also use coconut sugar if you want it to be refined sugar-free. You can use maple syrup but I find that using the cane sugar makes it more authentic to the original version.

Toppings: To keep the recipe as authentic to the original Korean Strawberry Milk version, I just topped it with fresh, diced strawberries. However, you can also top it with some whipped cream or foam milk.

Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk
Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk


How do I store this Korean Strawberry Milk?
This is best served fresh. If you have leftovers, store the strawberry puree separately in an airtight container for up to 3 days. When you are ready to have it, add the milk and toppings.

What types of plant-based milk do you recommend?
I prefer to use oat milk as it is creamier to me, but you can use any other plant-based milk of choice such as soy, coconut or almond milk. I recommend using ones that are not too watery.

Can I top the strawberry milk with additional toppings?
Yes! Feel free to add some whipped cream, foam milk or anything else you like!

Can I make this strawberry milk refined sugar-free?
I recommend using coconut sugar if you want to make it refined sugar-free! You can also leave out the sugar if you want a less sweetened drink or if the strawberries you are using are really ripe.

If you like this Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk, you might also like to try:
Vegan Chinese Snow Fungus Soup
Iced Rose Matcha Latte
Vietnamese Grass Jelly Dessert

I cannot wait for you to try this Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk! If you do, please tag me on Instagram @_withhelen or leave a comment below letting me know you like it!

Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk

Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk

Made with fresh strawberries and only 3-ingredients, this Vegan Korean Strawberry Milk is a delight to have and brings back childhood memories of cafeteria strawberry milk, but with no artificial flavors. It is refreshing and might just become one of your favorite drinks to have!

  • Author: Helen Au
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Korean
  • Diet: Vegan



120g (1 cup) ripe strawberries, sliced (fresh or frozen)
50g (¼ cup) raw cane sugar, plus more if you want it to be sweeter
60g (½ cup) fresh strawberries, diced
500ml (2 cups) unsweetened, plant-based milk of choice (I recommend oat milk)


  1. Add the sliced strawberries and cane sugar to a bowl and mix to combine. Allow the strawberries to sit for about 30 minutes so that some of the water will be released. If you are using frozen strawberries, combine the frozen strawberries and sugar in a pot instead.
  2. Transfer the strawberry mixture to a pot over medium heat and allow it to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until the strawberries are softened and some of the liquid has thickened. Allow the strawberry mixture to cool for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a food processor or blender and blend until a puree forms. Allow the strawberry puree to chill in the fridge.
  3. Add about half of the strawberry puree to 2 tall glasses. If you want a swirly pattern to your glass, gently swirl the strawberry puree around the glass. Add 1 cup of the plant-based milk of your choice to each glass. Top with some of the diced strawberries. Enjoy!

Keywords: strawberry, plant-based milk, vegan milk, Korean drinks, strawberry milk

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