This strawberry simple syrup recipe is incredibly fresh and is so simple to make! It's also a great way to use up any extra fresh strawberries.
It's perfect for adding to cocktails, mocktails, or desserts! I also love adding this syrup to make my Strawberry Basil Lemonade or a Strawberry Daiquiri. This syrup is delicious, and all you need is sugar, water, and strawberries. Also, the process is simple enough that you can do it in just a few minutes!
This homemade strawberry simple syrup is refreshing and so delicious.
Like my blackberry syrup, the tartness of the strawberries pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the sugar. Add in a touch of vanilla extract and you've got syrup heaven.
So, if you're looking for a delicious and unique way to add flavor to your cocktails, this strawberry simple syrup recipe is an easy way to do so!
- Strawberries: I recommend keeping the tops on the strawberries when simmering to extract as much flavor as possible!
- Sugar: Any white granulated sugar works.
- Vanilla Extract: This is what makes the syrup stand out from the rest.
🍓How To Make Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup
Making a simple syrup is easy to do. All you need is equal parts water to equal parts sugar. Then mix in your favorite herbs, fruit, flowers, etc.
Step 1: Add water and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Step 2: Add your strawberries and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Take off heat and strain with a fine mesh strainer.
Step 4: Allow to cool and store in the fridge for 7-10 days.
- Pushing the strawberries through the strainer will cause the simple syrup to cloud up, so skip this part if you are looking for a cleaner result.
- Put the syrup container in an ice bath to chill it quickly if you're in a hurry.
- Add a drop of vanilla extract to the syrup to add another level of flavor.
- For a THICKER syrup, let it simmer longer.
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Frozen vs. Fresh Strawberries
You can use frozen strawberries to make this syrup if strawberries aren't in season or not ripe. The only thing is that frozen strawberries have the green top cut off so you will not have that added flavor.
⏱️How Long Can You Store It?
Your strawberry simple syrup will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks if stored properly in an airtight container.
You can also freeze your simple syrup. Just pour it into a large freezer bag and freeze it for up to 3 months. Then, place the bag in the fridge overnight to thaw before using.
Recipes where you can add this syrup:
Strawberry Simple Syrup
- 10-12 oz strawberries (sliced with stems left on (about 2 cups, measured))
- 1½ cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Add sliced strawberries, water, vanilla and sugar to a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
- Strain into a jar using a mesh strainer or cheesecloth making sure to squeeze out out any excess juice.
- Once cool, refrigerate. Store sealed in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- You can leave out the vanilla extract if you wish.
- Leaving the tops on the strawberries give the syrup more flavor.
- Add to drinks or desserts.