How to make fresh strawberry syrup with only a few ingredients! This simple homemade syrup is great with pancakes, waffles, French toast, drizzled over ice cream, yogurt, and MORE!
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, combine the chopped strawberries, granulated sugar, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Allow the syrup to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Blend with a hand blender until smooth. Alternatively, you can pour the syrup into the jar of a blender and blend until smooth.
If you want to remove the seeds, you can place a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour the syrup in. Use a spoon to press the syrup through to remove all of the seeds. Discard the seeds. This step is optional. I think the syrup is good with and without the seeds so decide what texture you like best.
Pour the syrup into a jar or container and cool slightly. It will thicken as it cools.
Store syrup in the refrigerator for up to one week.
The sweetness will vary depending on your strawberries. Feel free to add more sugar if you want a sweeter syrup.
Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg