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Delicious, nutritious and beautifully colored. You’ve probably heard of chocolate milk and strawberry milk, but this sweet and delicious blueberry milk is just as good if not better. And, as a bonus it’s so easy to make!
🥛 What is a Blueberry Milk?
Blueberry milk is an easy combination of milk and blueberry simple syrup. The resulting drink is creamy, sweet and bursting with blueberry flavor.
Flavored milks like this are easy to make and a great way to get in a little bit of fruit and calcium and vitamin d. You can make other flavored milks in a very similar way such as strawberry milk, banana milk and raspberry milk.
The blueberry simple syrup used in this recipe is simply a combination of fresh or frozen blueberries, sugar and water. Flavored simple syrups are a great way to add in a little sweetness and flavor to a wide variety of drinks since they mix well in liquids. We have a whole post on the nitty gritty details on how to make your own blueberry syrup if you want.
Here are a few reasons why this recipe is a must try:
- Pretty purple. It is a bright purple color and is great for eye-catching attention at brunch or to serve to your toddler.
- Super easy to make. With only two ingredients, this is so easy to make and can be mixed up in about 2 minutes.
- Customizable. You can control how much sweetener you put into it as well is what type of milk you use. So, you can make it as healthy or a sweet as you want.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
This is a multi-purpose, versatile flavored milk. Try serving it at a few of these times:
- Afternoon snack
- Breakfast treat
- Evening sipping
If you’re interested in some slight flavor variations or ingredient substitutions, check these ideas out:
- Use different milk. We prefer 2% milk. However, you can use whole milk, reduced fat milk or whatever milk variety you prefer.
- Make it dairy-free. You can also use a dairy-free alternative such as oat milk, almond milk or soy milk. Do be aware that they might have a slightly different color or flavor.
- Use different sweetener. We like to use sugar to make our blueberry simple syrup. However, if you wanted a non-refined sugar sweetener then you could use honey when making the simple syrup.
- Buy the blueberry simple syrup. You definitely don’t have to make the syrup at home. You can certainly purchase it at the store. Just be aware that it won’t be as fresh or customizable.
- Highball glass or Rocks glass
- Bar Spoon
- cocktail shaker (optional)
- Hawthorne strainer (optional)
- 2 oz Blueberry Simple Syrup – You can use store-bought. Or make your own with 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup blueberries. Store bought is obviously going to be much quicker. But, homemade will be fresher.
- 4 oz of Milk – any type you prefer. We like to use 2%.
Gather together everything you need including milk, blueberry simple syrup, rocks glass, ice, jigger, cocktail shaker and Hawthorne strainer.
Notes: You can use any type of glass you prefer if you don’t have a rocks glass.
If you want to make your own syrup, you can see instructions in the recipe card below or for further details check out our blueberry simple syrup.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar or any jar with a lid on it to shake your drink. Or, you can simply pour everything into the glass and stir it with a bar spoon.
Fill both your cocktail shaker and your glass about to the top with ice.
Measure out 2 oz of blueberry simple syrup and pour it into the shaker.
Note: You can adjust the flavor and sweetness of the drink by adding more or less syrup.
If you want to measure in cups, check out the specific amounts in the recipe card below.
Measure up 4 oz of milk and pour it into the shaker.
Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker and then shake well. 15 seconds or so usually does it and the shaker will become cold on the outside.
Pop the top off the shaker and pour your blueberry milk into the glass.
- bar spoon
- highball glass or rocks glass
- cocktail shaker optional
- Hawthorne strainer optional
- 2 oz Blueberry Simple Syrup if making your own you will need 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar
- 4 oz Milk
Blueberry Simple syrup
- Put 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan.
- Put the pot on medium heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain the syrup to remove all the blueberry pieces.
- Add it to the fridge to cool.
- Fill up the highball or rocks glass with ice.
- Pour 2 oz of blueberry simple syrup into the glass.*see notes below if you want to measure in cups.
- Use the jigger to measure out the milk. Pour 4 oz of milk into the glass. Alternatively, you can just pour the milk straight into the glass to top it off.
- Take the bar spoon and mix it all up.
- ¼ cup of blueberry simple syrup
- ½ cup of milk
- You can also use a cocktail shaker and shake this to mix instead of stirring.
- Use dairy free milk if desired.
- You can also blend in blueberries and sugar instead of using blueberry simple syrup.