Simple Strawberry Syrup Recipe

Okay, so this strawberry syrup is something that happens fairly often around my house. Once you make it and use it a couple of times, you’ll totally be as obsessed with making and having strawberry syrup in your refrigerator as I am. I feel certain.

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Simple as can be to make, a container of this strawberry syrup is made about once a week and disappears fairly quickly. We use it in numerous recipes from homemade strawberry milk to milkshakes, to drizzling over baked meringues, pancakes, waffles, and even biscuits.

It’s pretty addictive.


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If you are watching your sugar intake, I have used sugar substitutes in place of sugar and had good results. You’ll just want to adjust to your personal taste and based on the substitute that you are using.


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So, here’s my strawberry syrup recipe. Just think of all the possibilities!

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Get this simple recipe for strawberry syrup. Using 3 simple ingredients, this strawberry syrup recipe is perfect for so many dishes!
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  1. Add strawberries, granulated sugar, and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat.
  2. Reduce heat and allow to simmer about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into jar of a blender.
  4. Blend on high speed for 10 seconds or until smooth.
  5. Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, about 20 minutes or overnight.

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  1. 1

    Yum!…or over a slice of pound cake! Double yum!

  2. 3

    Oh, I bet this IS good on everything! I’m thinking it would be delicious on my Greek yogurt for lunch! It’s so pretty, too!

    • 4

      I use a bit less sugar for the version I use on my Greek yogurt. Or, I use a sugar substitute, like stevia, etc. So, so yummy!

  3. 5

    I LOVE when it’s strawberry time! While I love picking my own I don’t mind getting a few quarts from the store. They always smell so sweet….I can’t pass them up! I love the idea of making your own strawberry syrup. It would go perfect in cocktails, over ice cream and of course delicious strawberry milk :)

    • 6

      MMMMMM! Strawberry season is my husband’s favorite season of all time! And yes, strawberry syrup in a drink is perfection! :)

  4. 7

    Mmmm I love strawberry sauce over ice cream. So addictive.

    • 8

      That’s my son’s favorite, too! Well, that and milkshakes and strawberry milk! :) Anything dessert oriented, if the truth be known! :)

  5. 9
    Michele West says:

    Yum! I plan on making this to top plain yogurt for my daughter. Here’s to hoping my strawberries are sweet enough to use a bit less sugar.

    • 10

      Yes, you can back off the sugar a bit if the strawberries are really sweet and it tastes wonderful! Hope she loves it!

    • 11
      Michele West says:

      My husband and I enjoyed it over vanilla ice cream last night;) I only added about a 1/4 of a cup of sucanat and I think I could have used even less. This is going to be in regular rotation around here;)

  6. 12

    Will try this for sure! Thanks

  7. 14

    Thanks for the recipe, Robyn! We just planted 24 more strawberry plants! :)

  8. 16

    OhhhhI bet this would even be scrumptious over pork chops or chicken!!!

  9. 17

    I love this! Homemade strawberry milk is such a comfort food but I love making natural versions. This would be all over my oatmeal.

  10. 18

    I want to slather this all over my french toast! Yum!!

  11. 19

    So many good ideas for this, I love it!

  12. 20

    How long will it last once cooled and put in a jar for storage? A week or two? Thanks! This looks wonderful and its bubbling on my stovetop right now! (Sans sugar)

    • 21

      Hey Jessica,
      Mine has only had the opportunity to hang out in the refrigerator about a week. That’s all it lasts around here! :)

  13. 22
    Michelle T. says:

    I get so many awesome recipes from your site, Robyn, and this is another winner! Thank you!

  14. 23

    Can u can this recipe so u have it all year?

    • 24

      Sure! I’ve not done that and just make it fresh regularly. Let me know how you do it. I may take ques from you!!!

  15. 25

    Finally made this before my strawberries went bad, turned out wonderful.

  16. 26

    I am new to this site and would like to make this recipe, but all I have is frozen strawberries at the moment. Will frozen strawberries work? Thanks!

  17. 27

    This is my favorite recipe! I literally make this all the time. I love crepes with this sauce! No other way i eat crepes but with strawberry sauce and this one is perfect!

  18. 28

    This looks wonderful!! tell me could you use frozen strawberries and get the same results??

  19. 29

    I was wondering how long you think this would “keep” in the refrigerator? Thanks!

  20. 30

    This is excellent and yes you can use frozen strawberries. I buy large bags and just take out what I need. I drizzle it over my quinoa cereal, pancakes and waffles. I am gradually cutting back on the sugar.

  21. 31
    Katherine Hilman says:

    How would I do this to make strawberry shortcake ?

  22. 32

    Hello! This looks amazing, I can’t wait to make it and try your Strawberry Buttercream recipe. I was wondering if you, or any of your readers, has ever tried pureeing the mixture in a food processor? I don’t have a blender, so I’d like to know if that could work.

    Looks great, I can’t wait to try it either way!

  23. 34

    Why does my syrup look so grey?

  24. 35

    Hi! I just tried recipe. I’m not what I did wrong. Like watery to me :/ more like a shake. Not like paste :( normal? Or will it change once it’s cooled down?

  25. 36


    I was just wondering what the yeild of this recipe is. I realized that you start off with 2 cups of strawberries and the 1/2 cup sugar and water but once it reduces after cooking, what is the approximate yeild? I am making strawberry cupcakes and frosting for my friend’s baby shower and I will need enough to use in the frosting for approx 50-60 people. I want to start planning ahead for ingredients. I appreciate any insight you can give me with this.

    Thanks and this looks/sounds delicious!!!

  26. 37

    This buttercream is delicious! I did change it a bit using 1/2 cup strawberry purée and ljust a drop of milk. So good! Next time I plan to make the chocolate cake recipe on addapinch with this buttercream!

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    Sparkels says:

    This recipe is AWESOME and the strawberry buttercream is great I only made one change to the buttercream. I added 1/2 tsp of strawberry extract and the buttercream taste like strawberry ice cream it was fantastic. Thanks again for two great recipes

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