Making homemade strawberry syrup


Though not the best summer for tomatoes, our mild summer has been great for strawberries.  Until recently I was picking about a pint a day from our modest “strawberry patch”  Many became a quick snack, smoothies, and others got frozen for consumption this summer.

This morning the kids wanted something special for breakfast so decided on making some homemade strawberry syrup.



Homemade Strawberry Syrup


  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest


Combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Lower heat and simmer to allow the syrup to thicken and reduce to about one half by volume (15 — 20 minutes)

Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before serving


This is great of pancakes/waffles but my daughters also enjoyed this on vanilla ice cream.  With my oldest daughters loves of sugar and strawberries she asked if she could eat it by itself, which I had to say no too…

4 Responses to “Making homemade strawberry syrup”

  1. Chris Shaw Says:

    Try some of your strawberries in an eggnog smoothie, great energy and awesome vitamins. Love the homemade syrup!

  2. meemsnyc Says:

    Oooh, thanks for the recipe. This sounds amazing. I can’t wait for our strawberry patch to start producing next year!

  3. Wendy Says:

    looks delicious. I also love Chris Shaw’s idea – must try that too! Strawberry season seemed long when we were in the thick of it, but is now just a great dream from months ago. We were struggling to find ways to use them. I will have to come back to this recipe next year.

  4. Molly On Money Says:

    We just ran out of syrup (I made it for the first time this summer!) and need to make some more. I don’t have strawberries so I’m going to try this with peaches!

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