Strawberries cut in half Water to cook strawberries Sugar Cinnamon stick Cornstarch Water to dissolve cornstarch Milk Baking soda (pinch of baking soda) Vanilla extract Extra strawberries for decoration (optional)
In a stockpot, combine the strawberries, water, sugar, and a cinnamon stick. Cook uncovered on medium heat.
Place everything inside a blender. Blend until smooth. Set this aside until ready to use.
Dissolve the corn starch in a cup of water. Set aside until ready to use. This is your thickening agent, so don’t skip it!
In the same stockpot, pour in your milk and add that pinch of baking soda. Stir occasionally. Once it starts to simmer, it’s time to pour in that strawberry mixture. Stir to combine.
Add the cornstarch mixture and vanilla. It will start to thicken. Once it starts boiling, immediately remove from heat.
Cool slightly before serving. Not to room temperature. This is meant to be warm.
Top with a few extra strawberries for decoration. Yes, you can use frozen strawberries. Thaw and use as normal.