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Easy to make, versatile blueberry simple syrup. With 3 ingredients; fresh blueberries, all natural cane sugar and water, you will have a delicious blueberry syrup that is great to use in cocktails, mocktails, teas, on pancakes, yogurt and much more!
Why would you make simple syrup, let alone blueberry simple syrup? Capture the best of summertime fresh berries in this homemade syrup, then start your creative juices flowing! Read on for many ways to use this syrup.
Here are a few other simple syrups on the blog: How to Make Cane Sugar Simple Syrup: 8 Ways to Use + Recipes, Cranberry Simple Syrup, and Hibiscus Simple Syrup.
Ready for it? Equal parts of:
- WATER | I like using filtered water for my cooking and baking needs.
- SUGAR | I use organic all-natural cane sugar for all of my baking
- BLUEBERRIES | Fresh is best, give them a good washing, then toss them in! Frozen may also be used.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cane syrups are liquid sugar that are a dark to golden brown color, with flavor hints of caramel and butterscotch.
Yes, I use organic all natural pure cane sugar in all of my baking so it is what I have on hand. I have also made it using raw or turbinado sugar, which will yield a darker finished color, but may of course use regular white sugar.
Most will say that simple syrup will last for 1-2 weeks in the fridge, however in my experience it usually lasts 3-4 weeks if sealed well. But the rule of thumb, if it smells funny or is growing fuzz, toss it! 🙂
How to Make
This process to make blueberry syrup could not be any easier!
- Pour water and sugar into small heavy saucepan.
- Toss in washed blueberries (or frozen), over a low heat, stir until sugar dissolves, simmer for a couple of minutes, BUT DO NOT BOIL.
- Cool completely, pouring through strainer into bowl.
- If desired, press blueberries with back of spoon for more blueberry taste in syrup.
- Drain completely into bowl, if desired for a bit thicker syrup, scrape bottom of sieve into bowl, then pour into clean mason jar for storing. Will last in covered jar in fridge about 1 month.
8 Ways to Use Blueberry Syrup
- BEVERAGES | Blueberry simple syrup is fantastic in cold drinks, would be lovely added to Hibiscus Tea, or add a splash to lemonade or limeade.
- COCKTAILS | Blueberry syrup for cocktails, it mixes easily and sweetens just right!
- GIFTS! | You know this is one of my favorites, print a cute label and give to a friend as a hostess gift!
- DRESSINGS | Add a little splash to a fruit salad, especially when your fruit might be a bit on the sour side. A splash of lemon juice and simple syrup, like in this Tropical Fruit Salad.
- SORBET or ICE CREAM | If desired, use leftover simple syrup and make yourself a delicious sorbet. Or pour over your favorite ice cream for a delicious, fresh summertime treat.
- MARINADE | An easy sweet addition to any marinade, goes especially well with soy sauce or a glaze.
- YOGURT | Make a yogurt parfait even better by drizzling some of this blueberry syrup.
- PANCAKES & WAFFLES | I cannot think about Blueberry syrup without thinking about iHop! If you are making it for pancakes, you may want to keep the blueberries in the syrup.
More Simple Syrup Ideas
The possibilities are endless, but here are a few to get you going.
- Hibiscus Simple Syrup | A huge favorite of mine, not only is it gorgeous (naturally) in color, but adds great flavor to drinks, would be delicious drizzled on yogurt, oatmeal or pancakes too!
- Cranberry Simple Syrup | Again a WOW looker to add pizazz to any drink, even non-alcoholic drinks like this Cranberry Spritzer.
- Mint Simple Syrup | Wouldn’t this be amazing in any Mojito or Mint Julep?
- Gingerbread Simple Syrup | Now we are talking! You can become a barista in your own home with this all-natural and delicious syrup.
- Lavender Simple Syrup | I think I could just sit and smell this delicious syrup. I could see drizzling this in a cup of Earl Gray tea or brushing on a lemon cake.
Drink Recipes Using Simple Syrup
- BLUEBERRY LIMEADE OR LEMONADE
- BLUEBERRY GIN COCKTAIL
- CRANBERRY BOURBON SOUR
- HIBISCUS MOJITO
- CRANBERRY LEMON DROP MARTINI
- HIBISCUS MARGARITA
- CRANBERRY SPRITZER
- CHERRY BOMB | replace for maple syrup
If you enjoyed this recipe for liquid cane sugar, please comment below and tell me if you made it plain or infused!
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