Making homemade strawberry syrup

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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.

 

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

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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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