Simple strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes!
Okay, so this strawberry syrup is something that happens fairly often around my house. Especially during the peak of strawberry season!
Once you make it and use it a couple of times, you’ll totally be as obsessed with making and having it in your refrigerator as I am. I feel certain.
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.
As a matter of fact, I have a pretty funny story about it.
A few years back, my son’s friend Ethan went on a trip to Florida with our family over spring break. Florida strawberries were just unbelievably delicious and I couldn’t help buying a flat of them from a local farmer’s stand while we were there. With only a tiny RV refrigerator, I knew as much as I loved strawberries, I couldn’t take up the entire thing with them!
So, I did what any Mama would do. I made batches of this strawberry syrup for strawberry milkshakes! Ha!
Well, most Mama’s would probably have frozen the majority of their strawberry haul, but since our freezer storage was even smaller than our refrigerator storage I went the strawberry syrup direction!
Anyway, Ethan loved those strawberry milkshakes nearly as much as I did and for the longest time, every time he’d visit he’d ask if I had any strawberry syrup. I’m happy to say that I usually did! 🙂
To make it, you really only need three ingredients, a saucepan, a cooktop and a blender! In just a jiffy you have this strawberry deliciousness and your kitchen smells like absolute strawberry heaven!
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.
My strawberry syrup recipe also freezes well, so that you have it throughout the year! Just make sure that you’ve chilled your syrup well, place it into freezer-safe containers, label and freeze!
Here’s my simple strawberry syrup recipe. Just think of all the possibilities! I hope you love it as much as we do!
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
- Add strawberries, granulated sugar, and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Reduce heat and allow to simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into jar of a blender. Blend on high speed for 10 seconds or until smooth.
- Pour into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, about 20 minutes or overnight.
From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2013.