It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.
Today: You can -- and you should -- recreate the strawberry milk of your childhood using Samantha Linsell from Drizzle and Dip's recipe for strawberry syrup that doesn't come from a bottle.
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One taste of homemade strawberry syrup and you will never be able to buy the artificial, store-bought kind again. This syrup, made with essentially two ingredients, is the perfect way to use up any extra strawberries you may have during the peak of their season.
I like to keep the syrup simple, flavored only by the intense taste of strawberries, but you can also play around and add additional flavors like orange zest, mint, black pepper, or balsamic vinegar.
You can keep the syrup in your refrigerator for several weeks, leaving you with plenty of time to add the syrup to milkshakes, pour it over waffles, pancakes, or ice cream, or mix it with soda water to make a sparkling strawberry spritzer.