Making fresh berry syrups is a simple process that doesn’t require much time. Syrups can be made from fresh or frozen fruit. Ideally, berries would be picked fresh from a backyard garden, but store bought fruit works just as well.
Fresh berry syrups are the perfect accompaniment to pancakes, pastries, pound cake, and other sweets, but also make great additions to meats, vegetable dishes, sauces, and soups.
Making your own syrups is a fun family event that can start by visiting local pick-your-own farms. If you’re adventurous, pick a few bushels and preserve them in jars for later.
If you’d rather start out with smaller batches of syrup, the following recipes are good options.
Prior to cooking, be sure to thoroughly wash the berries, and remove stems and cores. Some berry stems are toxic (like elderberries), so if you’re uncertain, take a minute to conduct the necessary research or ask a berry farmer.
Looking for a different use for those fresh berries? Try making a fruit-filled drinking vinegar, perfect for use in cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.
Sweet and juicy, this fresh strawberry syrup made from just fruit and sugar comes together in fifteen minutes!
Take advantage of sweet, juicy blackberries by turning them into a pourable potion you can drizzle over dessert or add to drinks. The versatile syrup comes together with just a little sugar, plus tart lemon and cranberry juice for some zing.
Mango Blueberry Syrup
Enjoy not one, but two delicious fruits in our stunning mango blueberry syrup recipe. They unite together to make a sweet and smooth condiment that can be drizzled over pancakes or poured into pretty cocktails.
About Lynne Jaques
Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!