This blackberry syrup recipe adds that burst of summer flavor to every dish you serve it with! From topping pancakes, yogurt, or cake to stirring into drinks, blackberry syrup is a must have recipe!
The wild blackberries are finally ready for picking around the farm and I couldn’t be happier! I remember taking snack picnics with my Grandmother around her property as she’d pick blackberries to use in her famous blackberry cobbler, making jam and jelly, and to make this quick blackberry syrup. She’d always wait until later in the afternoon after the heat of the day had cooled a bit as she’d outfit us all in long sleeves and pants and thick gloves for picking. You see, wild blackberries have some serious briars about them that hurt. I mean hurt! To get your arms, legs, or hands caught up in them does not make for a fun afternoon.
So, as I grabbed my berry basket the other afternoon to pick our blackberries, I immediately remembered that I should change out of my shorts and flip flops and prepare myself for the best berry picking experience! I’m so glad I did, too! The blackberries seemed the plumpest and most ripe where the blackberry brambles were the thickest. I’m sure that’s because they deterred the deer, squirrel and turkey from getting to them there.
As I was picking, I kept thinking of all the delicious things I needed to make with my blackberries. But, you know what? I couldn’t wait long to enjoy them so we had blackberry syrup over our ice cream after supper that night. And let me just tell you, it was scrumptious!
I like to leave the seeds in the blackberries and leave them as much whole as possible. If you prefer, you can puree your blackberry syrup in the blender and press them through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove all the seeds. Then, you’ll have a pure blackberry syrup with no seeds or pulp.
Also, I like to use fresh blackberries when they are in season, but you can also use frozen blackberries throughout the year, if you like.
Here’s my Blackberry Syrup recipe. I think you’ll love it!
- 3 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- Add blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and water to a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before use.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.