Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
In Finland, they eat lots of berries, blueberries being one of their favorites. I have made this vegan by using non dairy milk, but in Finland they use fresh cow's milk. Adapted from Gimme Some Oven.
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar (or honey or other sweetener to taste)
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 2 cups milk (almond, rice, cow or other of choice)
- In a small saucepan, heat blueberries, sugar and water over medium high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes to reduce until it is thickens slightly and makes a syrup. Remove from heat and strain through a fine-mesh strainer if desired. Refrigerate.
- Whisk together 1/4 cup blueberry syrup with 1 cup cold milk to serve.
- This recipe will also work with strawberries, blackberries, lingonberries, and cherries.
I love this recipe! My kids are always asking for those flavored milk powders (where they got the idea I'll never know!), and I am always meanie mom for not being willing to buy them because they are (IMHO) full of yucky stuff. Imagine their excitement, then, when mom made them blueberry milk this morning! DD was especially excited since the milk turned out her favorite color (purple) :). Thanks so much for posting; I am excited to make this with other berries and finally be rid of the requests for the powder! Made for ZWT 9, Gourmet Goddesses.
It is at the beginning of our wild blueberry season in Alaska, and they were so good in this! This reminded me of the flavored milk powder that comes in a can, but a million times better! I used regular 2% fat cows milk this time, but I'll bet this would be delicious with almond milk! I would like to try the syrup on waffles too!
My son didn't like this milk but I did. I remember when I was a teenager and picking fresh blueberries. Then I added blueberries in the blender with sugar. It tastes almost the same. Thanks Sharon :) Made for ZWT9