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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.
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.
In a large stock pot combine your strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
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
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.
Easy Strawberry Syrup Printable Recipe
- 6 cups strawberries, mashed
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 TBS lemon juice
- 1 TBS vanilla extract
- Combine 6 cups of mashed strawberries in a large stockpot with sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
- Bring the berry mixture to a hard boil, turn down and boil gently for 15 minutes.
- If freezing cool and ladle into freezer containers.
- 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.
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.
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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Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.