My preferred attire is jeans, a t-shirt and a hoodie. I hardly ever wear jewelry. I let the holes in my ears close up because I couldn’t be bothered with the whole earring thing anymore. I even sometimes “forget” to wear my engagement ring because rings on my fingers get annoying. And I wear only some make up, only some of the time. The most “girly” thing I do on occasion is wear fragrances. And that’s usually because I want to smell vanilla cookies all day. So, what’s up with this?
I blame Logical Harmony for putting up all these rad posts about vegan nail polishes. The light pink color of the base (Wet n’ Wild) reminded me so much of Nestle Nesquik Strawberry Syrup mixed in a cold glass of milk. This is something I loved as a kid.
A google search of the ingredients reveals that it is full of artificial coloring, flavoring and doesn’t actually have strawberries in it. I wanted to create that super sweet artificial strawberry milk flavor without it actually being artificial. Is that weird to crave an artificial flavor?
The following are estimates because it’s pretty simple. I just kinda dumped stuff in my blender without paying too much attention.
Natural “artificial” Strawberry Milk
- 1- 1.5 cups of almond milk
- 10-12 cold or frozen strawberries
- 3-5 dates (more dates = more of that high fructose corn syrup taste, i.e. sweetness!)
I threw everything in my vitamix and blended away. It tasted pretty spot on to me. I could almost taste the HFCS and red 40…. The color was also that nice natural “artificial” pink color I was going for. Who knew real could taste so fake? And imagine, a strawberry milk with actual strawberries in it! It’s even quite close to the bright pink shade of my manicure. I guess bringing out my “girly” side has its benefits.