A very simple South Korean style strawberry milk with just three ingredients…
The way that South Korea has come up on the world map is very interesting. From superstar bands like BTS – which has an “army” for itself – to its dramas and its food, the whole concept of the country has been done in an intriguing way. Rasha watches a lot of Korean dramas and I used to wonder what is great about it. Once I started with “Crash Landing with You”, there was no turning back. 😀 But now, I am just putting a little brake on watching them since they take up so much of my time! I specifically love how they eat food in their series. The actors will be really fit and thin, but the way they eat their rice, kimchi and all the sides is as if they have never been fed. I love watching people eating food with lot of love and yearning. Hehe… The only Korean food that is constantly being made at home is packs of Samyang Ramen, especially the Carbonana flavor, which is Azza’s favorite. Finally, I made something yet a very simple recipe to be a part of the “Trending Recipes” theme for this week’s Blogging Marathon #144.
I think it was around 2021 that Korean fruit milks became a craze, mainly because of its easiness. Instead of blending the fruit with the milk as is usually done with all milkshakes, the fruit is mashed, kept chunky and topped with milk and ice. I found it a very interesting way to have your fruit and milk together. I really wanted to try kiwi but it is quite expensive now, and hence stuck to another fruit that is used and is very much in season now – strawberries. I only made one cup for the sake of the blog and instantly regretted it. 😀 When you make a big batch, a part of the fruit is either mashed or pureed and the other part is cut into small chunks. They are then put into the serving glasses, topped with ice and milk to go with it. The mixture is stirred before enjoying it. If you ask me my honest opinion, I loved this. I am not a smoothie person. I prefer eating my fruits and this was a fancy way to enjoy the strawberries. 😉 And what more, there is no other flavoring added, so the strawberry is the star…
Korean Strawberry Milk
- 5-6 strawberries large ones
- 1 tbsp sugar add more for sweetness
- Milk to top
- Ice to serve
- In a bowl, chop the strawberries into quarter and sprinkle the sugar on top. Keep aside for 15 minutes. The strawberries will start oozing its juices.
- Mash with a fork till a little pulpy but with bites.
- Pour into the serving glass. Top with ice and milk.
- Stir slightly before enjoying.