How To Make Blackberry Syrup

Summer is the perfect time to make blackberry syrup, a sweet and tangy condiment that is delicious on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and more. Whether you grow your own blackberries or pick them from a local farm, this recipe is a simple way to preserve their summery flavor for year-round enjoyment.


  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Step 1: Rinse and Crush the Blackberries

  • Rinse the blackberries in a colander and let them drain.
  • Use a potato masher or fork to crush the blackberries in a large saucepan.

Step 2: Add Sugar, Water, and Lemon Juice

  • Add the sugar, water, and lemon juice to the saucepan with the crushed blackberries.
  • Stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Step 3: Cook and Simmer the Syrup

  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer the syrup for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Strain the Syrup

  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a clean glass jar.
  • Discard the solids and let the syrup cool to room temperature.

Step 5: Store the Syrup

  • Store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
  • Shake the container well before using, as the syrup may separate over time.

Enjoy your homemade blackberry syrup on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or in cocktails for a sweet and tangy treat. This syrup is also a great gift idea for friends and family. Happy cooking!

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