Recipe: How to Make Strawberry Syrup

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As The Girl and I were sorting free strawberries the other day, we were trying to come up with something to do with the strawberries other than freeze them. So we decided to make a large batch of strawberry syrup.  Followed by a platter of pancakes.  And then we proceeded to sit on the back porch and stuff our faces.  It was awesome.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients
3 cups strawberries, chopped
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar

Directions
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add strawberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool syrup. Serve over pancakes, ice cream or bottle it up and enjoy it later in lemonade.

Have you ever made syrup before? Do you have a favorite blend?

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Comments

  1. Shirley K. says:

    We love homemade blackberry syrup. We pick the berries by the gallon in late summer and make jam, too. The berries are free – we find them along the bike path, a friend’s pasture, several parks, etc., and stock up on sugar when it’s on sale during canning season.

    We love fresh strawberries so much it’s hard to save them for preserving, but this year I’ll save some for lemonade. Thanks for the idea!

  2. One of my favorites is Pineapple Syrup if you have fresh pineapples

    1.5 fresh pineapples; cores and flesh (about 6 cups)
    2 cups water
    The juice and zest of 1 large lemon
    Sugar (1 cup per cup of liquid)
    2 teaspoons citric acid

    Place the pineapple pieces into a food processor and process until the mixture is quite fine. Pour the pineapple into a saucepan and add the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain though two layers of cheesecloth pressing down to extract the maximum amount juice.

    To each cup of liquid (there will be about 3 cups) add 1 cup of sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice, zest and the citric acid. Cool and bottle Store in the refrigerator.

    It’s delicious in sparkling water.

    • Thanks Holly, I will keep this in mind for the nest time {fingers crossed} free pineapples come my way. This sounds yummy!

  3. I love making homemade blueberry syrup with fresh picked blueberries. Unfortunately, my hubby and daughter only eat maple syrup…so I make that by scratch as well. Much yummier and cheaper!

  4. I was going to ask how long a bottle of strawberry syrup would keep in the fridge and then realized just how silly that question is … as if a bottle of strawberry syrup would last long enough in my fridge to get to the point of going bad.

  5. veronica says:

    i was wondering where you got that bottle! i really like it :]

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