Saturday, April 27, 2013

Strawberry Syrup for Strawberry Milk

I think I was 12 when I first had strawberry milk.  I don't know why I never had it when I was younger but it was at the ripe old age of 12 that I first had strawberry milk.  I was babysitting and the kids wanted strawberry milk with their lunch.  I thought strawberry milk sounded odd but I made a small glass for myself as well.

Then I made another.

Then a third glass of strawberry milk.

It was only after glass number three that I realized that it was sloshing around my stomach and maybe I should stop.  Who knew how good strawberry syrup would end up being?  From then on whenever I babysat for the Wilkinson's strawberry milk would be a regular part of my diet.

I asked my mom to buy the strawberry syrup explaining to her that I would drink more milk if it were strawberry milk.  It was all about getting more calcium.  Really.  My mom's response was that she wouldn't buy it, but I was free to make it.

Make strawberry syrup?  Huh?

Turns out my mom had a recipe that is every bit as good as they stuff from the store and only costs pennies to make.  You can make almost any flavor you want to.  The flavoring comes from a packet of kool-aid.  I bed grape would be awesome.  Try whatever flavor you want and let me know how you liked it.

Strawberry Syrup

1 package kool-aid (strawberry)
2 cups sugar
1 cup water

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.  Let the syrup cool and then combine about a tablespoon of syrup with your milk.  Use more or less depending on what you like.

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