Strawberry syrup is such a versatile sauce. It's great for waffles, ice cream, french toast, strawberry milk, or shaved ice. I use my strawberry syrup to top cups of shaved ice for the ultimate summer treat.
I developed this recipe over Memorial Day Weekend when it was like 95 degrees outside. I wanted something cooling and sweet. A cookie just wasn't going to do it!
If you like this homemade strawberry syrup, you'll love my strawberry galette recipe. Find that HERE. I have a ton of strawberry recipes to take advantage of strawberry season.
- Frozen strawberries or fresh strawberries
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Optional: fresh lemon juice
See recipe card for quantities.
Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and simmer on medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
Set up a mesh sieve over a bowl. Set aside.
Remove the pan from heat and pour over the mesh sieve. Use a spatula to squeeze extra liquid out of the strawberries.
Store the syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Hint: Use fresh strawberries in the summer for extra delicious syrup. In the winter, use frozen strawberries.
You can! Or you can add the same amount of different citruses like lime or orange juice.
You don't have to use fresh ripe strawberries. Instead, use frozen strawberries.
You can substitute the strawberries with any fresh or frozen berries.
- Strawberries - instead of strawberries, you can use any berry.
- Lemon juice - replace the lemon juice with orange or lime juice instead.
- Almond - add almond extract instead of vanilla extract.
- Mesh sieve
- Large bowl
- Medium saucepan
Store the strawberry syrup in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Add this to milk to make homemade strawberry milk.
3 Ingredient Strawberry Syrup
- 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and simmer on medium-high heat for 10 minutes.
- Set up a mesh sieve over a bowl. Set aside.
- Remove the pan from heat and pour over the mesh sieve. Use a spatula to squeeze extra liquid out of the strawberries.