Welcome back to Scrappy Cooking, where we transform food scraps and leftovers into beautiful vegan recipes, like this delicious strawberry milk that only requires two ingredients.

Next time you have a jar of strawberry jam coming to an end, don’t waste a single drop of it! Instead of watching leftover jam wash away into the kitchen sink, make delicious (and scrappy) strawberry milk!

a picture of strawberry milk overhead

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This is the epitome of making something from virtually nothing! Most people wouldn’t think twice before washing the jam jar. Little do they know, there might be enough jam to make a delicious and refreshing drink!
  • This recipe literally only takes a minute, and you don’t need a blender, or any special kitchen equipment for that matter!
  • The process itself is so easy, a child could make it. This could also serve as a great teaching moment for your kids, instilling them with the importance of avoiding unnecessary food waste.
  • It’s super-affordable, with ONLY TWO INGREDIENTS, one of them basically free, not to mention healthy and wholesome!
an empty strawberry jam jar

How to Make This Recipe

When you have a jar of strawberry jam that is nearly empty, fill it with non-dairy milk (I used one and a half cups of oat milk) and give it a good shake.

Done! That’s all there is to it. Enjoy this refreshing drink over ice.

Hack It!

  • Unsurprisingly, this works with other types of jam too! I used strawberry, but you can also make it with raspberry, cherry, or mixed fruit jam.
  • Depending on the consistency of your jam, it may require some effort from you. However, you can also use a milk brother to help you integrate strawberry flavor into the milk.
  • You don’t actually have to wait until you’ve got an almost-empty jar. You could simply mix 2 tablespoons of jam with plant milk and enjoy.
  • It is up to you which vegan milk you want to use, especially if you have to accommodate an allergy. I promise, this strawberry milk tastes equally delicious with oat, almond, cashew, coconut, soy, and more…
  • You can adjust the amount of milk to balance the strawberry flavor. For instance, if you like a sweeter strawberry milk, you may use less milk than the recipe suggests, and vice versa.
a clean jar of strawberry milk with strawberries laying next to it

Other Recipes You’ll Love

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a picture of strawberry milk overhead

The Recipe: Strawberry Milk

The easiest scrappy cooking recipe that uses leftover jam to make a tasty, refreshing beverage!
5 from 3 ratings


  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam, leftovers in a jam jar
  • cup non-dairy milk, I used oat


  • Jam jar


  • Add the oat milk to the empty jar of jam, and shake until the jam is mixed with the milk and it turns slightly pink. Alternatively, blend 1 1/2 cups of milk with 2 tablespoons of jam to achieve the perfect creamy strawberry milk.
Calories: 270.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 39.8g, Protein: 10.6g, Fat: 7.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g, Sodium: 189.8mg, Potassium: 529.9mg, Fiber: 1.9g, Sugar: 28.4g, Vitamin A: 1391.2IU, Vitamin C: 29mg, Calcium: 503.6mg, Iron: 1.9mg