Made with just a few ingredients, the strawberry syrup is easy to make and perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to your favorite drinks, breakfast foods, and desserts.
Imagine a lazy Sunday morning with a stack of fluffy pancakes, generously drizzled with homemade strawberry syrup, paired with a cup of coffee or tea. Or maybe you’re craving a refreshing drink on a hot summer day, and the thought of strawberry lemonade with a splash of this syrup has your mouth watering. Not only is this syrup easy to make and versatile, but it’s also a healthier alternative to store-bought syrups that often contain artificial flavors and preservatives. Plus, since you’re making it from scratch, you can control the amount of sugar and adjust it to your liking. Now, isn’t that just delightful?
If you’re looking to substitute granulated sugar, several options will work well:
These are all great alternatives that can add a unique flavor and sweetness to the syrup.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prevent the syrup from being too thin or too thick?
The consistency of your syrup will depend on how much water you use and how long you let it simmer. If you want a thicker syrup, use less water and let it simmer for a longer time. If you want a thinner syrup, use more water and simmer for a shorter time.
Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones?
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them before using them and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Can I add other berries to this recipe?
Absolutely! You can experiment with raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries, to create your unique syrup flavors.
Can I make this recipe without sugar?
Yes, you can substitute sugar with other sweeteners such as honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup. Keep in mind that the flavor and consistency of the syrup may vary depending on the sweetener you choose.
The possibilities for strawberry syrup are endless! Drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, or French toast for a sweet breakfast treat. Add it to your favorite drinks, such as lemonade or iced tea, for a fruity twist. You can also use it as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, or cheesecake.
Storage & Reheating Instructions
Store your syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. If desired, you can reheat it in a saucepan or microwave until it reaches your desired temperature.
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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Simple Strawberry Syrup Recipe! Perfect for adding to your favorite drinks, topping pancakes or waffles, or drizzling over ice cream.
In a medium saucepan, combine the chopped strawberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice.
Stir the ingredients together and place the saucepan over medium heat.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the saucepan from heat and add vanilla extract (if desired).
Using an immersion blender, blend the syrup until it is smooth and there are no chunks.
Let the syrup cool to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
This homemade strawberry syrup is perfect for adding to your favorite drinks, topping pancakes or waffles, or drizzling over ice cream.