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!