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Easy Strawberry Syrup Recipe (Easy Step By Step)

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Looking for a fun way to use up strawberries? Then you’ll love this easy homemade strawberry syrup recipe! It’s perfect to make up fresh and keep in your fridge, but it also freezes and cans well so you can enjoy it all year long.

It’s strawberry season! I think this has to be the time of spring that I look forward to the most.

Don’t you just love it too? In our northern area, strawberry season is pretty short just 3 weeks or so.

I try to make the most of this time by freezing, dehydrating and canning as many strawberry goodies as I can so we can enjoy it all year.

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

One of my favorites is my easy strawberry syrup recipe and I bet you’re going to love this recipe! It’s just so good, really!

You can use this yummy strawberry syrup on pancakes, waffles, French toast, over ice cream or to make a quick strawberry shortcake with.

How To Make An Easy Strawberry Syrup

You’re going to need 6 cups of mashed strawberries this is 8 to 10 cups of fresh strawberries. Wash and hull your strawberries then crush them with a potato masher.

Crushed strawberries with sugar cooking for syrup.

In a large stock pot combine your strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

Boiling strawberry syrup mixture.

Bring your strawberry mix to a rolling boil then turn down and boil gently for 15 minutes.

Freezing Homemade Strawberry Syrup

If you’re going to freeze your syrup let it cool and ladle into freezer containers. It will last a long time in the freezer.

Just remember to pull it out the night before to thaw in the fridge.

Canning Strawberry Syrup

Homemade strawberry syrup in a canning jar.

To can your syrup ladle it into half pint or pint-sized canning jars leaving 1/2 inch of headroom.

Remove air bubbles by running a spatula around the inside edge of the jar. Wipe the jar rims clean and place lids on finger tight.

Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes or according to your altitude.

When the time is up, remove the jars from the canner and place onto a towel. Let the jars sit undisturbed for 24 hours.

Any jars that haven’t sealed at that point need to be reprocessed or placed into the fridge.

Can You Make Strawberry Syrup With Frozen Berries?

Yes! While I love using fresh strawberries to make my syrup it works just as well when starting with frozen berries.

It’s also a great way to use up frozen strawberries if you have a lot in your freezer from last years harvest.

Fresh strawberry syrup in a serving dish.

Easy Strawberry Syrup Printable Recipe

Yield: 3 1/2 pints

Easy Strawberry Syrup

Easy Strawberry Syrup

This easy strawberry syrup recipe is so easy to make! It lasts in your fridge as fresh syrup for a long time but can also be frozen or canned to enjoy all year long.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups strawberries, mashed
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine 6 cups of mashed strawberries in a large stockpot with sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  2. Bring the berry mixture to a hard boil, turn down and boil gently for 15 minutes.
  3. If freezing cool and ladle into freezer containers.
  4. To can your syrup ladle it into half pint or pint-sized canning jars leaving 1/2 inch of headroom.
  5. Remove air bubbles by running a spatula around the inside edge of the jar. Wipe the jar rims clean and place lids on finger tight. Process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes or according to your altitude.

Notes

You can easily make this sauce thicker by cooking it for a longer time, if you like a thinner sauce then reduce the cooking time.

If you prefer sauce without pieces of strawberries then blend the strawberries up in a blender or food processor before cooking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

53

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, this information is for informational purposes only please consult a nutritionist for more information and guidance.

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Easy strawberry syrup is just so good on pancakes, french toast, ice cream or a quick strawberry shortcake topping. With only 4 ingredients it's super quick and easy to make freeze or can to enjoy year round.
Easy Fresh Strawberry Syrup

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