3-ingredient healthy and refreshing Korean strawberry oat milk takes as little as 5 minutes but is guaranteed to impress everyone!
P.S. I’ve included a video that you can watch to make this recipe even simpler! Scroll down past the image below to watch! 😉
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In this post you’ll learn:
- Why you will love this recipe
- Why is strawberry milk healthy
- Storage and meal prep instructions
- More recipes like this!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- This delicious strawberry oatmilk only requires 3 ingredients
- It only takes as little as 5 minutes (or only up to 10 minutes if you’re using the additional toppings and frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones)
- This strawberry milk recipe looks super pretty that it will literally impress anyone!
- It’s super refreshing and delicious
- It uses wholesome ingredients that make this drink super healthy and full of nutrition
- The strawberries are rich in antioxidants
- An easy and straightforward recipe to make
- It’s also 100% vegan and dairy-free as we’re using oat milk instead of cow milk
Why Is Strawberry Milk Healthy?
Strawberry milk that uses real strawberries contains all the health benefits of strawberries too! This means that you will get all the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Plus, they’re both low in glycemic index and calories. They can help in preventing age-related memory loss and are packed with nutrients that could decrease cancer risk. So much goodness in this fruit!
- Strawberries: Both fresh and frozen are just as good! We’ll turn them into an irresistible strawberry puree, which is the key to making this beautiful strawberry milk drink!
- Date: The natural sweetener in this recipe. I used medjool but any variety will work. Or you can also use any other sweetener such as maple syrup, agave nectar, or even plain old sugar if that’s what you have at home.
- Oat milk: Adds that cozy, comforting feel to this drink!
And the two optional ingredients
- Fresh strawberries: Chop this up to use as additional toppings.
- Vanilla extract: Gives a deeper flavor and adds that sweet vanilla aroma.
First, we’ll make the strawberry puree.
Microwave (Skip if using fresh strawberries): Thaw the frozen strawberries in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. You can also thaw them by putting them in the fridge overnight.
Simmer: Simmer the strawberries and dates on low heat until they are soft. Break them apart using a stirring spoon to make them cook faster and more evenly.
Puree: Use an immersion blender to make a strawberry puree. Then let it cool down
Chop (Optional): Finely chop some fresh strawberries into small dice to use additional toppings.
Mix (Optional): Mix your vanilla extract and oat milk.
Stir in: Stir in and add the strawberry puree to the sides of the glass. This is the step to make this drink pretty! Add the cubed fresh strawberries at this stage if you’re using them.
Pour: Pour in your oat milk and serve this super cute vegan strawberry milk immediately!
Storage and Meal Prep Instructions
Storage: I recommend serving this immediately because oat milk will separate after a while. If this happens, note that there is nothing to worry about. Just give it a good shake and you can still consume it 😉
Having said that, you can store the strawberry puree in the fridge for up to 5 days. Only add the oat milk just before serving.
Meal prep: Make ahead the strawberry puree. Just before serving, add the strawberry puree and the oat milk to serve!
Yes, you can!
To do so, blend rolled oats and water with a 1:5 ratio for 30 seconds. Be sure to not over-blend as it might get slimy otherwise. Strain using a nut milk bag and enjoy your homemade oat milk!
If you don’t want to make the strawberry puree and would like more of a strawberry smoothie consistency, you can just blend all the ingredients together in a blender for 30-60 seconds. So just blend your strawberries, dates, oat milk, and vanilla extract (if using) together. It makes this recipe way easier too!
Yes, that will also work!
Be sure to have enough strawberries for the blender/food processor to work properly. You can either double the recipe or add 1-2 Tablespoons of oat milk. Just be careful not to add too much liquid so the puree stays thick.
Want More Tasty Recipes Using Berries?
Check out these recipes!
- Frozen Fruit Overnight Oats
- Mixed Berries Overnight Weetabix
- Mixed Berries Baked Oats (Variation #4 in the recipe)
Or want something more indulgent instead? Try:
- Homemade Vegan Nutella
- Nutella Mochi Daifuku Balls (in just 25 Minutes!)
- Matcha Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream
- Brownie Baked Oats (Variation #2 in the recipe)
- Chocolate Chip Baked Oats
Strawberry Oat Milk
- 1 cup strawberries (280g), either frozen or fresh
- 1 medium medjool date (15g), or sub with 1 Tablespoon of any other sweetener
- 1 cup oat milk (237ml)
- 4 medium strawberries for toppings (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- (Optional) Thaw: If using frozen strawberries, thaw by microwaving them for 1-2 minutes.
- Simmer: Add the strawberries and dates (or any other sweetener) to a small saucepan. Cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes until the strawberries become soft. Squish them using a stirring spoon to break them into smaller pieces. This will help them cook more evenly and faster.
- Puree: Then puree the strawberry mixture using an immersion blender. Let the strawberry puree cool down.If you don't have enough strawberries to puree because you only have a big saucepan, either double the recipe or add 1-2 Tablespoons of oat milk. Just be careful not to add too much liquid so the puree stays thick.
- (Optional) Cube: Cube your fresh strawberries into small pieces. See the video for the size.
- (Optional) Mix: If using the vanilla extract, mix your oat milk and vanilla extract.
- Add: Now add the strawberry puree to the sides of your glass. It should somewhat stick to the sides of the glass so you will get that beautiful pattern.If using the cubed strawberries, add them at this stage.
- Pour: Lastly, pour your oat milk (mixture) into the glass and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- You can also make your own oat milk at home. To do so, blend rolled oats and water with a 1:5 ratio for 30 seconds. Be sure to not over-blend as it might get slimy otherwise. Strain using a nut milk bag.
- Feel free to sub the medjool dates with any other date variety or another sweetener of choice.
- If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can also use a normal blender or food processor. Be sure to have enough strawberries for the blender/food processor to work properly. You can either double the recipe or add 1-2 Tablespoons of oat milk. Just be careful not to add too much liquid so the puree stays thick.
- If you want more of a smoothie-like strawberry oat milk, you can just blend them all together. So just blend your strawberries, dates, oat milk, and vanilla extract (if using) for 30-60 seconds.
- Storage: I recommend serving this immediately because oat milk will separate after a while. If this happens, note that there is nothing to worry about. Just give it a good shake and you can still consume it Having said that, you can store the strawberry puree in the fridge for up to 5 days. Only add the oat milk just before serving.
- Meal prep: Make ahead the strawberry puree. Just before serving, add the strawberry puree and the oat milk to serve!