This simple berry syrup recipe is one you'll want to repeat again and again. It's so sweet, flavorful, and fresh, a perfect summer topping for your pancakes.
I love fluffy pancakes, I order them often when we go out to eat or I make them at home. Of course, maple syrup gets a little old and boring after a while. But, fruit syrups- those never get boring. There are so many different combinations and all of them have their own perks.
I love frozen fruit syrups because it means I can have minimal prep. The berries are there, ready, and just need to be tossed in a pot. Fresh berries require some washing, cutting, and that means added time and effort (and more dirty dishes!) Frozen berry syrup is low maintenance and prep making it ideal for mornings.
- Frozen berries
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make simple berry syrup with these simple step-by-step instructions:
To make this simple syrup, simply place all of the ingredients (except for the cornstarch slurry ingredients) into a saucepan over medium high heat.
Heat until bubbling, mash, and then strain if desired.
Add in the cornstarch slurry and stir.
Remove from heat and let cool before topping your pancakes.
🍴 Recipe Tips
If you don't want any berry chunks in this syrup recipe, you can run it through a strainer before adding the cornstarch slurry. Just run it through a strainer, remove and toss the chunks, and pour the juice back into the pot and continue as directed.
The longer you let the syrup cool the thicker it gets, but it's a good syrup consistency within a few minutes. If you want it to thicken faster, I've been known to flash freeze it for a few minutes while I prepare my pancakes haha.
This syrup can last up to a week in the fridge if you keep it properly stored and sealed in the fridge. An airtight container works best, but I love the ease of using a mason jar because it's sealed and easy to pour or scoop from.
Absolutely. If you'd like to swap out the sugar for honey, it works pretty great! It changes the flavor a little, but in a good way.
Besides pancakes and waffles, other great ideas include pouring it over your favorite vanilla ice cream. YUM!
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Simple Berry Syrup
- 2 ½ cup frozen mixed berries (or fresh and chopped) ($2.68)
- ½ cup sugar ($0.11)
- ¼ cup water ($0.00)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon ($0.05)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ($0.02)
- 2 teaspoon cornstarch ($0.01)
- 4 teaspoon water ($0.00)
- In a saucepan over medium/high heat, all your berries, sugar, water, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
- Heat until bubbling, stirring occasionally.
- When the berries are soft enough, mash them with a fork or potato masher while in the pot and return to the heat.
- In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water for a cornstarch slurry. Add to pot.
- Stir until well mixed and then remove from heat. Let cool, it will thicken as it cools.
- Serve over your favorite pancakes and waffles.