Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Ingredients

Homemade Strawberry Syrup made from fresh strawberries! This is my favorite syrup to use on pancakes, waffles, french toast & more!

homemade strawberry syrup in a mason jar

I am eating so such seasonal stuff in India these days especially things that I don’t really get in the US. For example gajar halwa (carrot pudding) made of red carrots! You do get carrots in the US of course but any north Indian would vouch for the fact that the halwa made from red carrots that you get during winters in Delhi is just no match for the halwa made from orange carrots. It is for this reason that I have stopped making gajar halwa in Seattle. I just can’t bring myself to like the taste of gajar halwa made of orange carrots, it just tastes like carrot mixed with sugar and nothing else really.

homemade strawberry syrup in a jar with a spoon

Other than the halwa, I have also been gorging on Matar Paratha. Whole wheat flatbread stuffed with sweet green peas (which we only get during winters) are such a treat. My mom used to make them regularly during winters, we would eat it for breakfast or even lunch/dinner. Matar paratha made with frozen peas is just so bad!  Yeah I am prepared to gain at least 5 pounds during this trip!

It’s always fun to eat what’s in season. For example strawberries would be in the market soon. You do get berries all year round but the berries that you get in spring and summer are just so juicy and sweet and just amazing. I always end up buying way more than we can possibly consume and then they get added to smoothies, desserts and lots more. One thing which I often make with fresh strawberries is this homemade strawberry syrup.

strawberry syrup in a jar with strawberries in the background

This Strawberry Syrup

✔ is made with fresh strawberries & free of any preservatives

✔ perfect way to use extra strawberries in the refrigerator!

✔ makes a great topping for pancakes, waffles, yogurt, oatmeal & more!

I make a batch of this strawberry syrup whenever I get a big box of strawberries from Costco. Once you have the syrup ready, you can use it to flavor pretty much everything. We love it on top of our pancakes, so good! In case you are planning a special breakfast or brunch this Valentine’s Day, try topping it up with this homemade strawberry syrup, it will definitely make it so much better!

strawberries syrup

Method

Rinse the strawberries and chop off the stem from the top. Dice them into quarters or halves and place them in a pan on medium heat.

Add sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 cup water to the pan.

Let it all come to a boil and then let the syrup simmer on medium heat for 10-12 minutes until strawberries are very soft.

Then mix 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, stir and add to the pan.

Let the syrup simmer on low-medium for 6-7 minutes.

Once it thickens up a little, remove pan from heat and let the syrup cool down.

Store in an airtight containers and keep it refrigerated. Use this homemade strawberry syrup as a topping on pancakes, yogurt! Yum!

homemade strawberry syrup in a small jar with spoon

This post has been updated from the recipe archives, first published in 2013.

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Homemade Strawberry Syrup with fresh strawberries! It's great to top pancakes, waffles, yogurt & much more!

homemade strawberry syrup in a mason jar
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 1 cups
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, 10 oz
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar, 100 grams
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 15 ml
  • 1/2 cup water, 120 ml
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch, mixed with 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Rinse the strawberries and chop off the stem from the top. Dice them into quarters or halves and place them in a pan on medium heat.


  2. Add sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 cup water to the pan.


  3. Let it all come to a boil and then let the syrup simmer on medium heat for 10-12 minutes until strawberries are very soft.

  4. Then mix 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, stir and add to the pan. Let the syrup simmer on low-medium for 6-7 minutes.


  5. Once it thickens up a little, remove pan from heat and let the syrup cool down.

  6. Store in an airtight containers and keep it refrigerated. Use this homemade strawberry syrup as a topping on pancakes, yogurt!

Recipe Notes

  1. Adjust sugar to taste. The strawberries that I used here were not very sweet so I added more sugar. If your strawberries are sweet, cut down on the sugar quantity.

 Homemade Strawberry Syrup

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