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Recipe: Aojiru & Strawberry Pink Drink

Like matcha and strawberry drinks? Then you'll love this drink recipe for an Instagrammable green and pink drink that combines the matcha-like flavor of Golden Aojiru in a sweet vanilla cream topping over a luscious layer of strawberry milk. Tart, freeze-dried strawberries add even more flavor and texture to this iced summer drink that will satisfy both strawberry and matcha lovers alike!

YIELD: two 16-oz drinks



  • 2 packets of Golden Aojiru young barley grass powder

  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tbsp vanilla syrup


  • 3/4 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 heaping cup chopped fresh strawberries

  • 2 tbsp vanilla syrup

  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries, evenly divided

  • 2 cups ice, evenly divided


  • Freeze-dried strawberries

  • Fresh strawberry


  1. Strawberry pink drink: To a tall container, add milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla syrup, then blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Pour into two 16-oz glasses, dividing evenly. Add freeze-dried strawberries and ice, then stir. Set in freezer to chill while making the milk foam.

  2. Aojiru creamy milk foam: To a tall container, add Golden Aojiru, milk, cream, and vanilla syrup, then blend with an immersion blender until thick and frothy.

  3. Remove the strawberry drinks from the freezer, then top each with a layer of creamy milk foam.

  4. Garnish with a sprinkling of freeze-dried strawberries and fresh strawberry.

  5. Enjoy with a thick straw and a spoon!


  • Vanilla syrup can be substituted with sweetener of choice (adjust quantity as needed) plus 1 tsp vanilla extract.

  • Whole milk and cream can be substituted with plant-based or lower fat options, however, results will vary. Non-fat milk will create a lighter, frothier foam, while whole milk and cream create a richer, denser topping.

  • To prevent the layers from blending together too quickly, pour the creamy milk foam over the back of a spoon held just above the pink drink layer. Both layers will eventually blend together, creating a wonderful fusion of flavors!

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