Strawberry syrup is a simple recipe with lots of different uses. It’s delicious on everything from ice cream and pancakes to strawberry milkshakes and strawberry milk. The syrup can also be used tp add flavor and sweetness in recipes such as cakes or cupcakes.
To make this syrup you need:
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of sugar or honey
- 1 quart of strawberries (you can use overripe berries or berries that are just starting to lose their firmness)
- Combine the water and sugar in a medium sauce pan.
- Wash the strawberries and thinly slice them.
- Add the strawberries to the water and sugar and bring it to a boil, then take it back to a simmer
- (Optional) After five minutes of simmering pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. This step removes the seeds and other pieces of the strawberries leaving the flavor and red color in the syrup.
- Continue to cook the syrup to your desired consistency. The best syrup consistency will be about 1/2 the original volume in the pan.
- Allow the syrup to cool while occasionally stirring. This helps the syrup to cool evenly.
- Store the syrup in a tupperware container or condiment squeeze bottle for ease of us.