Making flavored milk at home is as easy as can be! This Fresh Blueberry Milk is made with a homemade blueberry syrup and the milk or dairy alternative of your choice and is packed with sweet fruity flavor.
Flavored milks are nothing new and most of us grew up with chocolate milk and even strawberry milk. But have you ever had blueberry milk?
Aside from mixing fresh blueberries into anything you can dream of, the key to adding blueberry flavor to everything is a simple blueberry syrup. This is one of the flavored simple syrups I make the most because it has so many uses.
But fresh blueberry milk may be my favorite use for it.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
You'll love this fresh blueberry milk recipe because it's easy to make at home with simple ingredients. It has real blueberries in it.
And it's really easy to control the flavor and sweetness of the milk by adding more or less syrup.
Plus, it's is such a fun color! Turning it purple and adding fresh blueberry flavor is a perfect way to get your kids to drink their milk and get some vitamin D!
The ingredients for this drink are simple... All you need is blueberry syrup and the milk type of your choice. I highly recommend making your own homemade blueberry syrup (it's SO good and so easy to make), but you can also feel free to buy a bottle if you prefer.
Here's what you'll need to make this fresh blueberry milk (see recipe card at bottom of post for ingredient amounts and full instructions):
- Granulated sugar
- Fresh blueberries
- 2% milk (or milk or dairy alternative of your choice)
If you plan to buy the blueberry syrup then all you need is the milk and some fresh blueberries for garnish!
🫐 How to make blueberry syrup
I have an entire post devoted to making homemade blueberry simple syrup, but I'll detail the instructions here. It's so easy!
All you have to do is put sugar, water, and fresh whole blueberries into a medium-size saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil.
Once it's boiling, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until blueberries have burst and mixture has thickened.
Now, strain the mixture into a bowl, being sure to press down on the berries to extract as much juice as possible.
Keep the syrup in bowl or pour into a mason jar and place in fridge to cool completely before using.
I do highly recommend making sure the syrup is fully cooled before using as you'll want your blueberry milk to be nice and chilled!
This simple syrup should last about a month in your fridge when stored in an airtight container.
🥛 How to make blueberry milk
Now that your syrup is cooled, you're ready to make the flavored milk... And it's as simple as 1, 2, 3! Actually, just 1, 2.
All you have to do is pour the milk of your choice into a glass. And then mix in 3-4 Tbsp blueberry syrup until combined.
I recommend starting with 3 Tbsp and tasting it. If you want more blueberry flavor and sweetness, add another Tbsp.
I also highly recommend adding a fresh blueberry garnish to make the milk extra special. I love these arrow skewers, but you can even use a toothpick.
Place the fruit garnish atop your glass and your homemade flavored milk is ready to sip.
How fun is this purple milk??
And even better is that it tastes absolutely delicious! I love knowing it's made with real fresh blueberries and isn't packed with preservatives like store-bought flavored milk.
And because of that, it tastes just like fresh blueberries!
You can even use this milk to make a blueberry milkshake or a blueberry smoothie.
❓ Can I use other kinds of milk?
Of course! I recommend making this with 2% dairy milk as I think it makes the blueberry milk a bit more decadent, but you can just as easily use skim or even whole milk or whatever type of milk you prefer.
And you can even use other types of dairy or a non-dairy alternative. Just remember that some dairy alternatives aren't pure white in color... Almond milk and oat milk are often more of an off-white color. And this can effect the finished color of the milk.
🧊 Can I use frozen blueberries?
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries for the syrup if you want. You can even use wild blueberries.
💡 What other flavors can I make?
Now that you know how to make blueberry milk, you can really make any flavor of milk that you can dream of! You can also add additional flavor to this blueberry milk; a splash of vanilla extract would be delicious.
If you want to get your kids to drink more milk or a dairy alternative, it could be as easy as adding just a little syrup.
If you don't want them to have a lot of sugar, you can just add a Tbsp for a lightly flavored and sweetened milk.
🛍 Where to buy blueberry syrup
I totally understand if you don't want to make your own syrup for this fresh blueberry milk (though I do highly recommend it!). If that's the case, there are lots of options for purchasing it. Here are a few:
- Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry Syrup
- Wäbry Organic Blueberry Syrup
- Torani Blueberry Syrup
- DaVinci Sugar-Free Blueberry Syrup
And yes, you can even buy blueberry milk at some stores... But I promise that homemade is better. No matter how you make it!
If you love blueberries, this is the drink for you! Not only is it a fun treat for kids, but adults will love it, too!
What is your dream flavor of milk?
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for garnish
- 4 cups 2% milk (or milk or dairy alternative of your choice)
- Put sugar, water, and blueberries in a medium-size saucepan and bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until blueberries have burst and mixture has thickened.
- Strain mixture into a bowl, being sure to press down on the berries to extract as much juice as possible. Keep syrup in bowl or pour into a mason jar and place in fridge to cool completely before using.
- Pour milk into glasses and mix in 3-4 Tbsp blueberry syrup until combined. Taste and add more syrup if desired.
- Garnish glasses with fresh blueberries.
- The homemade blueberry syrup should stay fresh in your fridge for about a month when kept in an airtight container (I recommend a mason jar).
- Keep in mind that some dairy alternatives have an off-white color and may affect the finished color of the blueberry milk.