You only need 3 ingredients to make this Blueberry Simple Syrup that's a great addition to many cocktails and mocktails as well as a great topping for pancakes, ice cream or yogurt!Jump to Recipe
Simple syrup is such a great thing to keep in your fridge and this Blueberry Simple Syrup is no exception. I love a good simple syrup - they totally elevate simple drinks, both alcoholic and non.
They're great on a bowl of Greek yogurt with a little bit of fruit and granola. They're fantastic drizzled over fruit, and some flavor combos even work with roasted veggies!
I shared a Peach Simple Syrup last summer, and there's almost always a bottle of just plain simple syrup in my fridge for sweetening iced coffee drinks!
PRO TIP: you can add other flavors to your simple syrup! If you add a basil leaf or some mint to the syrup in the last few minutes of simmering, you should get a nice herby touch to the syrup!
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Reasons To Make This Recipe
- Only 3 ingredients needed
- A delicious topping for fruit, ice cream, yogurt, as well as a drink mixer
- Super fast and simple to make
- Lasts for awhile in the fridge
Tips and Tricks
- Some recipes for blueberry simple syrup call for lemon juice, but I've made it both with and without, and if there's a difference, it's minimal, so I generally omit the lemon juice.
- The longer you boil the syrup, the thicker it will get. I only boil mine for 10 minutes, so it's still relatively thin, but if you doubled that time, you'll end up with a syrup much closer in viscosity to maple syrup, and it would be awesome on pancakes!!
- You'll need a fine mesh strainer to strain the syrup. If you don't have one, you can line a regular strainer with a coffee filter. It will take longer, but you should still be able to strain the syrup.
- How long will the syrup last? Leftover syrup should last for 7-10 days in the fridge in an air tight container.
- Can you freeze leftovers? Absolutely! Regular 1:1 simple syrup freezes almost solid - the fact that there are small blueberry particles may keep this syrup from freezing totally solid, but you can pour the syrup into ice cube trays and freeze in ice cube form. To thaw, just let the syrup come to room temperature or microwave for 10 second intervals until thawed.
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Blueberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup blueberries
- In a medium saucepan stir together the sugar and water and heat over medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup is clear (about 3-5 minutes depending on your stove)
- Once the syrup is clear, add the blueberries and turn the heat down to medium. Let the berries simmer for 2 minutes, then using the back of a spoon, a potato masher, or a wooden spoon crush some of the berries. (aim to crush about half of them)
- Turn the heat down to medium low, and let the syrup simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat, and let the syrup cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes.
- Once the mixture has cooled, strain it through a fine mesh strainer into an air-tight container and store in the fridge for 7-10 days.