This easy and sweet strawberry simple syrup is the perfect finishing touch for so many recipes! I love using it in summertime treats, like my four-ingredient frozen strawberry daiquiri or a strawberry lemon spritz! It packs in a lot of flavor, and adds the perfect finishing notes to these refreshing drinks.
It's also a perfect addition in the wintertime recipes like white strawberry hot chocolate! If you want to be really fancy, you can use this simple syrup in the whipped cream on top of your hot chocolate for an even more intense strawberry flavor!
For those of you who have a sweet tooth at breakfast time, it's also nice to use in place of maple syrup! It goes great on top of French toasts or even French toast à la mode with ice cream!
If you love all things strawberry, this is the perfect syrup to keep on hand in your kitchen!
- Austrian Strawberry Sponge Cake
- Strawberry Cupcakes with Ricotta
- Strawberry Flavored Whipped Cream
- Strawberry Cobbler
- Strawberry Popsicles
- Strawberry Spritz
- No-bake Strawberry Cheesecake
- Strawberry Milkshake
- Strawberry Cream
- Strawberry Milk
- Strawberries — fresh or frozen
- Granulated Sugar
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first thing you'll need to do to get started is wash and clean your strawberries! Don't forget to remove the little green leaves! They're technically edible but leaving them on will definitely run the recipe.
Next, in a small saucepan, add in your water, sugar, and the strawberries, and bring it to a slow boil. You'll need to keep stirring until the sugar has full dissolved.
Once you've brought the pan to a slow boil, and you know the sugar has fully dissolved, take your potato masher and start crushing the strawberries.
Next, after the strawberries have been crushed, set the pot aside for 15-20 minutes and let the mixture steep.
Afterward, strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve so you don't get left with any strawberry chunks.
Before you can actually use it in any fun drinks or dessert recipes, it needs to fully cool! Once you've allowed enough time, be sure to pour it into a sterile container and store it in the fridge!
One of the really nice things about this recipe is that it's easy to swap out a different fruit of your choice! If you're a fan of blueberries — or even better, if they're in season — you can try your hand at homemade blueberry simple syrup. This recipe works well with so many different berries, but also, you can try adding in herbs and honey!
- Saucepan - Small
- Potato Masher
- Wooden Spoon
- Close-Meshed Sieve
- Airtight Glass Container — Sterilized
🌡 Storage & Top Tips
This homemade strawberry simple syrup will last in the fridge for a whole month! The key to reaching that longevity, though, is making sure you store it in a sterilized glass, airtight container!
How to sterilize glass containers?
In order to sterilize glass containers, you'll need to make a hot water bath. Put the jars, bottles, and lids you're planning to use into a pot. Be sure to fully submerge the jars and bottles. Boil them for 30 minutes. Afterwards, carefully remove the jars, bottles, and lids one by one and place them on paper towels to dry.
All simple syrups are made from equal parts water and sugar. Where you're able to have some fun and make it a "not-so-simple" syrup is playing with the flavors! Strawberry simple syrup is made from fresh strawberries (or frozen strawberries if it's out of season), of course, but you can make all different kinds of flavors with different fresh berries.
If stored properly, your simple syrup will last up to a full month! This particular recipe makes 2.5 cups, so it's definitely the kind of recipe that gets used up over time, with various other recipes!
Yes, when you're making your homemade strawberry syrup, you'll need to bring it to a slow boil over medium-high heat.
If you are looking for a delicious, refreshing drink, try out this awesome strawberry acai refresher recipe!
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No Fuss Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Saucepan small
- Potato Masher for for crushing the strawberries
- Wooden spoon
- Airtight Glass Container Sterilized
- 1 cup Strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- Wash and clean 1 cup Strawberries. Remove the green.1 cup Strawberries
- Place 1 cup Strawberries in a small saucepan with 1 cup Granulated Sugar and 1 cup Water.1 cup Granulated Sugar, 1 cup Water
- Bring the ingredients to a slow boil.
- Keep stirring until you are sure that the sugar has dissolved.
- After the sugar is fully dissolved, crush the strawberries with a potato masher.
- Set the pot aside for 15-20 minutes and let the mixture steep.
- Then strain it through a fine mesh sieve to obtain the strawberry simple syrup.
- Allow the syrup to cool before using. Pour it after cooling into sterile containers.
- Store in the fridge.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.