Simple Strawberry Syrup Recipe

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Simple strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes!

Simple strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes! // addapinch.com

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 strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes! // addapinch.com

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! 🙂

Simple strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes! // addapinch.com

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!

Simple strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes! // addapinch.com

Here’s my simple strawberry syrup recipe. Just think of all the possibilities! I hope you love it as much as we do!

Simple Strawberry Syrup Recipe

4.95 from 20 votes
Simple strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Simple strawberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients! Ready in minutes, this strawberry syrup is perfect for so many dishes! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2013.

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93 Comments

  1. Jasmine Kaplan says:

    Hi, I want to make this today and put the froating on your perfect chocolate cupcakes! Will this be okay to make now, considering strawberries aren’t in season? Any tips to make it just as yummy as using summer berries?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Jasmine, I make this syrup year round from strawberries I buy at the grocery store, whether in season in my area or not. I just follow the recipe and it is always delicious. I think the strawberry frosting would be awesome on the chocolate cupcakes. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Kate Williams says:

    I made the strawberry cake and made the syrup to make the strawberry buttercream. I wanted to whip up and quick batch of your easy vanilla cupcakes for cake balls. I have lots of strawberry syrup. Could I use some of the syrup to flavor the vanilla cake to make strawberry cake balls? How would I adjust the recipe?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Kate, I’m sorry but I have not made cake balls using those recipes. Maybe someone else on here has and can tell you what they did.

    2. Kate Williams says:

      I ended up substituting strawberry syrup for the boiling water in the vanilla cupcake recipe and halved the sugar. It turned out good! The strawberry flavor did get a little overpowered by the chocolate coating, though. Maybe I’ll add some strawberry extract next time to give it a stronger strawberry taste.

  3. Marie says:

    How long does simple syrup stay good for?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Marie, mine has only had the opportunity to hang out in the refrigerator about a week. That’s all it lasts around here! I’m not sure how long it will last in the refrigerator. I do freeze mine so I have it on hand when I need it.

  4. Shalia S Davis Rice says:

    I LOVE YOUR COOKING

  5. Lindsey Wheeler says:

    5 stars
    I am making your strawberry cake…and I have some of the strawberry purée left over; can I use that in the sauce pot with the sugar and water?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Sure, Lindsey. You won’t have to do the blending step since you have puree already, just cook as in the directions. Hope you enjoy both the syrup and the cake! Thanks! xo

  6. Andrea says:

    5 stars
    Can this syrup be canned the way apple butter is to make it last longer and not need to be refrigerated until opening? I was thinking if it can be done that way, it would make great gifts.

  7. Jess says:

    5 stars
    I used this to make the strawberry frosting for the white cake, it was delicious.
    At first, only the kids had cake, and since kids have the best palate for real food, like real strawberries, they loved it.
    Then a couple adults tried a small piece.
    Then EVERYONE had some, yay!
    Tons of props.
    And everyone wants strawberry frosted cakes for every birthday now, thank you!! 🙂

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Wonderful to hear, Jess! Thanks!

  8. Tim says:

    5 stars
    It made a lot to use for your cake recipe, how long can it be refrigerated and still be safe to use?  By the way it, your strawberry icing and cake recipes were GREAT!

  9. Colleen says:

    Hi!! Could I can this?? I’d probably have to add some citric acid or a bit of lemon juice…

  10. Alaka says:

    Can I give this to my 2 and half year old son in his milk daily?

    1. Susan says:

      5 stars
      It is not a good idea to add extra sugar to milk that your two year old drinks daily. Sugar really should be limited in children, especially young children.