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.

Robyn xoxo


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    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 :)

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    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.

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        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;)

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    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)

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

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    Michelle T. says

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

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    Chris says

    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!

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    Natalie says

    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!

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    Kim says

    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.

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    Casey says

    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!

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    LJ says

    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?

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    Nikki says


    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!!!

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    Laura says

    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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    Roxanne says

    Strawberry seeds drive me crazy, always getting stuck in my teeth. I want to strain this before it cools, is that necessary?

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      Roxanne says

      Well I strained it anyway and it’s perfect, I could eat this all on it’s own. I doubled the recipe but only used about 3/4 cup of sugar, it could probably even use less but it’s so tasty!

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    Leigh says

    Hoped to make light pink frosting with this but it’s mostly a gray color, like another poster said. Any advice on getting a red hue? I used organic strawberries. It also seems really watery. Maybe less water next time? Maybe I’ll puree in some frozen strawberries or raspberries to help with color? Was really hoping to avoid red dye.

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    Manju says

    Hi Robyn,
    I made the strawberry syrup and frosting yesterday for my daughter’s 5 birthday cake. When I first read thru the recipe for the frosting…I thought, ok, here we go, I have to go get some strawberry syrup which is going to have all these chemical additives etc, and then AMAZINGLY you had the link to an all natural easy to make home made syrup which I already had all the ingredients for!!! Thank you so much. We drizzled it on the ice cream we served on the cake. I can’t tell you how many people said, mmmm, I love this frosting!
    Here’s to appreciating you and all your efforts- thank you!

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    Katherine Stephans says

    Looks so YUMM! I was wondering, can I use honey instead? Would just boiling the strawberries with water then adding honey in the blender be fine?

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    Sara says

    This is so good!! I made it to go in strawberry frosting but am very excited to pour over my pancake dinner!!! Yumo!


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