Strawberry Milk with Strawberry Boba: Inspired by Gintama
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Inspired by Gintama, I’m reacreating Gin’s favourite treat, Strawberry milk!

As much as I love the fall, I am not quite ready for the cold so I’m clinging to summer with this delicious drink!

If you’ve ever watched Gintama, then you’ve almost certainly noticed that Gin has a serious sweet tooth and is particularly obsessed with strawberry milk. If you havent, then you’re in for a treat. This is an absurd and hilarious anime. There are a bunch of scenes throughout this long running show that highlight Gin’s obsesssion with Strawberry Milk. He even gave a whole inspirational speech about it once!

So we are making fresh strawberry milk, with a homemade syrupy puree to really give that bright burst of flavour. I really love strawberry milk! It’s such a nice treat and I now totally understand everyone’s excitement! I am even making some strawberry boba to add in and make this drink extra fun. It really brought another great textural element and there’s something very satisfying about chewing on fresh boba. 

The puree is seriously tasty and with only 3 ingredients, you definitely need to try it. I use it in a bunch of recipes or even just on toast or added to yogurt. I love it as a filling in cupcakes (see my recipe for Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes for Anya: Inspired by Spy x Family)

To be honest, I was nervous to make boba for the first time, especially since I wanted them to burst with strawberry flavour. I am definitely looking forward to making boba again and testing it with other flavour combinations. It’s gonna be fun and tasty I think. I did use glutinous rice flour for this specific recipe so its more accurate to call these little mochi balls, but they’re great either way!

Yeah ok, the boba did come out way bigger than I expected, but they were surprisingly easy to make, and were a really yummy addition to the strawberry milk. Highly recommend taking the extra time to make them. However, if you want something quicker, this strawberry milk is still delicious without the boba! The fresh puree and chopped strawberries make this super yummy. 

Gintama is a special show that is truly unique! There’s lots of great food throughout the show, but it was fun to tackle this iconic one. This strawberry milk recipe is easy, delicious, and you can enjoy it both cold and hot. You definitely need to make some!

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Strawberry Milk with Strawberry Boba: Inspired by Gintama

Inspired by Gintama, I’m recreating Gin’s favourite treat, Strawberry milk! This is an absurd and hilarious anime. A fresh strawberry milk that has a homemade 3 ingredient syrupy puree to really give that bright burst of flavour. I even made some homemade strawberry boba to add in and make this drink extra fun. This recipe is easy, delicious, and you can enjoy it both cold and hot. You definitely need to make some!
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Drinks, Snack
Cuisine Japanese

Ingredients
  

For the Strawberry Jelly:

  • 500 g fresh/frozen strawberries I used frozen
  • 135 g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For the Strawberry Boba

  • 1/4 cup homemade strawberry jelly recipe above
  • 100 g mochiko glutinous rice flour

For the Strawberry Milk:

  • 500 ml milk of choice I use soy milk
  • 200 g fresh strawberries chopped into small chunks
  • Ice cubes if desired

Instructions
 

For the Strawberry Jelly:

  • Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan on medium low heat and stir to prevent burning on the bottom.
  • Simmer for 5 mins until thick and soft. Mash slightly.
  • Simmer for 5 more mins until nice and thick, blitz in a food processor until smooth. I'm leaving mine a bit thick and chunky.
  • Use enough to go about 1/3 of the way up the bottle. Adjust to your liking.

For the Strawberry Boba

  • In a microwave safe bowl, mix puree and water together. Mix in the glutinous rice flour.
  • Cover and microwave for 1 minute. Mix the mixture, cover and microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat this, mixing after each interval until the dough is thick and semi-transparent.
  • Let cool for a few minutes until it is col enough to safely handle.

To Assemble:

  • In a large bottle, add the strawberry syrup, chopped strawberries, and milk.
  • Cover and shake to mix until pink and consistent.

To Serve:

  • Add some fresh strawberry boba to a glass, Toss in a couple ice cubes, pour the strawberry milk on top
  • Serve with a big straw and enjoy!
  • Note: I don't like putting the boba in the bottle, and find it better to add boba to each serving instead. The boba keeps fairly well for a couple of days in a container with water in the fridge. They are best enjoyed fresh though!
Keyword Anime, Boba, Easy, Kawaii

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