Perfect for pancakes, ice cream or as a drink mix-in, this Strawberry Syrup Recipe tastes sweet and fresh and is perfect all summer long.
Is anyone else as strawberry obsessed as we have been lately??
I originally posted this recipe back in December of 2009. Strawberries in December? Yeah, I know – it doesn’t make much sense. Because strawberry recipes are made for the spring and summer, and this Strawberry Syrup Recipe is one that I make all summer long.
I’m blaming our recent strawberry obsession on Easton. There have been times through his treatment so far when he’s had to take multiple medicines at home. And since he’s never swallowed a pill before (he’s only 5 years old, for goodness sake) his medications have all been liquid. And we all know how delicious oral medications are, right?
So what he started doing is chasing the medicine with strawberries. It’s funny, because at first, I tried m&ms, but he wanted strawberries and has stuck with them this whole time. There was even a month of one medication that he had to take on an empty stomach, but he still wanted strawberries that he could at least smell while he took his medicine.
So yeah, even though we aren’t even in prime strawberry season yet, we have had them on hand for the last 3 months. And now that they are starting to get good and sweet and full of flavor, I’ve been going crazy for them, too. So I decided to make up a batch of this Strawberry Syrup Recipe to have on hand. But don’t think that this is only good drizzled over pancakes. It’s amazing on ice cream, and even perfect for making some delicious drinks. (In a few weeks, I’ll be showing you one that you must make this summer!) It is super versatile, so it’s great to have on hand.
I know I’m going to have a jar of this on hand all summer long!
- 4 cups strawberries, diced
- 2 cups sugar
- ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Place the strawberries in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Press through a fine mesh sieve into a medium saucepan to remove all seeds. Discard seeds.
- To the strawberries, add the sugar and place over low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then increase the heat to medium and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Skim any foam off the top of the mixture with a spoon. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
- Place in a jar and refrigerate until cooled. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
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