Blueberry Milk

June 18, 2012 by Ali

For all of you milk fans out there, I have a fun new recipe for you….blueberry milk!

That’s right. Not strawberry milk. Not chocolate milk. And it’s definitely not made from some processed syrup from the store. This is homemade, natural, healthy, feel-good-serving-to-your-kids blueberry milk! Whoo!

Although of course, it turned out a little more lavender than blue. Hmmm…. :)

All you need to do is whip up the blueberry syrup, and then you can refrigerate it or serve it right away with your favorite kind of milk. Super simple, and totally fresh and delicious. Cheers!

Blueberry Milk

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 cups


  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 cups milk


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. 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.

Ali’s Tip: This recipe will also work with strawberries, blackberries, and cherries.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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27 thoughts on “Blueberry Milk

  1. Well, not a new idea to mix blueberries and milk. This “recipe” is hundreds of years old in Nordic countries. Quite traditional summer treat that every kid has eaten. Except no syrup is added nor milk does get boiled. You just add some fresh blueberries into bowl of milk and eat. Adding both sugar and syrup makes it too sugary, IMHO. Or, you can just put your frozen blueberries into cold milk, which makes it more like a milky slush. Try sprinkling some cinnamon on top.

    - Jan

  2. Not wanting to insult but where do you get these ideas. I would’ve never thought about blueberry milk…I love blueberries. Its a must try. But yes is this ideas that just come to you, family recipes, etc.
    Keep posting what you post, you have my attention. Likin’ the website also. :)

    - Rachel R.

  3. My son likes mixing nestle quick into his milk and watching it dissolve into his milk. Just wondering how to get your recipe into a powder form – which would be healthier; he would love the blue color; and we could also transport easier on road-trips.

    - doug

    • I bet some dehydrated blueberries pulverized with some baker’s sugar (and a tiny pinch of salt) in a blender would do the trick.

      - Kryss

  4. I made some this today. I put some in my milk (which was delicious) and the rest on some cinnamon french toast,which was even more delicious. Great recipe!

    - Erin

  5. This is beautiful! And I bet tastes amazing! So smooth and perfect and creative!

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  6. what a fun idea! i’ve never seen blueberry milk before.

    - brandi

  7. Cool recipe, I like the simple ones, as it’s simple to do :) your pictures are amazing.

    - Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?

  8. Oh, yum! Next time I find blueberries for crazy cheap, I’m all over this!

    - Sara

  9. I’m not so great at drinking milk, but this would definitely change that! I love the blueberry flavor…and the color!

    - Baking Serendipity

  10. this is so unique and intriguing! i love the idea of this. it’s a really pretty color too :) my fav color, purple! hehe

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  11. Milk, you? I’m astonished!

    - Sarah

  12. I love this. What a great idea! Can’t wait to try it.

    - Gale

  13. Mmm yum! Love it!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  14. I am not a milk fan but I would try this just for the color. SO stunning! I have those straws too – great addition! :-)

    - Cassie

  15. Love this! And I happen to have a ton of blueberries that I froze…

    - melissa@IWasBornToCook

  16. This is so fun! I feel like no one drinks milk anyme except me! I bet I could win ‘em over with this blueberry version :)

    - DessertForTwo

  17. How fun! I need to make this asap because there is a huge blueberry sale at my local grocery store!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  18. Shut up! I love this!

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  19. Sounds yummy!!

    I love those glasses too!! Where did you find those??

    - Krista

  20. I have 2 little boys at home that LOVE blueberries! This is a brilliant idea!

    - cara

  21. My kiddos would go crazy for this!

    - shelly (cookies and cups)

  22. Love the pretty pastel colour!

    - leaf (the indolent cook)

  23. I posted a blueberry recipe today too:) Can’t wait to try your milk!

    - Maria

  24. Super cute jars and straws!

    - Therese