How to Make a Blueberry Flavored Simple Syrup.
Summer time is sweet drink and dessert time! That means it’s also time to use a lot of simple syrup (AKA sugar syrup). But there’s no need to spend money on commercial simple syrups made with questionable ingredients. Instead, add a touch of sweetness to your cocktails, lemonade, ice cream, pancakes, and more with your own Homemade Blueberry Simple Syrup! It’s super easy to make, and only takes 4 ingredients!
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If you haven’t had the chance to use a simple syrup before, simple syrups are essentially a liquid sweetener. Because they’re liquid as opposed to granulated sugar, they mix wonderfully into cold drinks like cocktails. They also make a delicious topping for desserts. And they can also be used in place of other syrups, like replacing maple syrup on pancakes!
If you’re growing your own blueberries, this would be a great way to use some of them up!
Homemade Blueberry Simple Syrup
Once you’ve made this homemade blueberry simple syrup, you’ll want to use it on everything. For drinks, it’d be perfect in cocktails, mocktails, lemonades, iced tea, and even iced coffee. And as far as desserts go, I would definitely start with drizzling it over some homemade ice cream. It would also be super delicious on top of our homemade freezer pancakes. And if you’ve never tried simple syrup as a substitute for frosting on cakes/cupcakes, you have to try it on our homemade yellow cake!
2 cups of blueberries, rinsed (fresh or frozen)
1 citrus of your choice: lemon, lime, or orange
1 cup of sugar or a sugar-free alternative like Stevia
1 cup of water
1. Whisk together water, sugar and blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir often.
3. Remove from heat.
4. Squeeze the juice of one citrus fruit into the syrup.
5. Place a mesh strainer over a Mason jar. Pour the syrup over the strainer to remove pulp and seeds.
6. Allow to cool. Then put the lid on the Mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Out of blueberries? That’s okay! You can easily substitute the blueberries in this recipe for another berry, like strawberries, raspberries, etc. You could even do a mix of several different berries to make a mixed berry simple syrup!
If you’re familiar with fruit compotes, this recipe may look like one, but there’s an important difference- the final texture. In a blueberry compote you wouldn’t want the end result to be completely liquid. If you wanted to use this recipe to make a blueberry compote, only use 1 cup of blueberries in the first step, then 10 minutes later add the other cup. To finish off a compote version of this recipe, skip the straining step.
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For a delicious addition to sweet drinks and a tasty topping to desserts, you have to make this 4 ingredient homemade blueberry simple syrup!
- Whisk together water, sugar and blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow the mixture to come to a gentle boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir often.
- Remove from heat.
- Squeeze the juice of one citrus fruit into the syrup.
- Place a mesh strainer over a Mason jar. Pour the syrup over the strainer to remove pulp and seeds.
- Allow to cool. Then put the lid on the Mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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