Kids have been asking for a strawberry milkshake for couple of days. Today I picked up a crate of strawberries so there wish was fulfilled. The result was a gorgeous pink milk, just like the one Lola of Charlie and Lola loves to drink. Carrying the glasses to my kids I said: “Delivery for Lola”, to my daughter’s delight.

This made me think of the Charlie and Lola’s pink milk that I spotted in the supermarket a while back. I am not sure if that particular brand is still available but I did some searching on the internet and found information about the ingredients. The ingredients list is not much different from other strawberry flavoured milks that can be found on supermarket shelves. Milk first of course, than sugar, strawberry juice concentrate (about 1%) and some preservatives. There is also beetroot red colouring.

My pink milk has a cup of strawberries and half a banana, the strawberries is all you need to achieve the perfect pink hue. There is no added sugar and no preservatives or colours. And, of course, no cow's milk either! My son exclaimed this was the best strawberry milkshake he has ever had as he proceeded to spear the garnish with his straw (boys!). Hang on is that why they call them strawberries??? :)) My daughter’s glass was empty so quickly that I have no doubt she loved it too.


RAW if using homemade almond milk.

Makes 2 tall glasses.

375ml (1 and 1/2 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 cups strawberries
1 banana
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
handful of ice

  1. Place all ingredients into your blender.
  2. Process till smooth.
  3. Serve garnished with a strawberry.