Easy Sweetie Strawberry Syrup - Homemade from fresh strawberries but tastes like strawberry laces sweeties!!

Easy, Sweetie Strawberry Syrup

I can honestly say I won’t be buying store bought strawberry syrup again! (and I can be pretty lazy so that is saying how easy this is to make!)

With an abundance of strawberries in the house (I don’t know how that happened!) I tried to come up with some ways to use them and figured “how hard can it be to make strawberry syrup?!

The answer is… VERY (if you don’t know what you are doing) but after 3 failed attempts and one ruined saucepan I finally got it right! and it was definitely worth the wait! (and it’s actually REALLY easy once you know how…or how much to use… or how not to leave it on the stove for 2 hours having forgotten that you made it!)

This is only three ingredients, is made from fresh strawberries and when it is done it tastes exactly like strawberry laces! (which are one of our favourite sweetie’s)

This has definitely turned out to be a crowd pleaser and is perfect forย puddings orย with ice cream and only takes around half an hour to cook (plus cooling time)

*We have been “experimenting” (eating lots of) with this syrup so watch this space for ways to incorporate it into other recipes!*


300g Strawberries

300g Caster Sugar

320ml Water

MethodFresh Chopped Strawberries - Easy, Sweetie Strawberry Syrup

Wash, cut and chop the strawberries (no leaves, no tops – just the good stuff)

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan on a medium heat

Stir until the sugar has dissolved and bring to the boil


Put the mixture on the heat - Easy, Sweetie Strawberry SyrupOnce boiling, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 30 – 35 minutes

Here’s the important part!

  1. Do not forget it is on the heat OR leave it too long – it goes black and so sticky that you can’t even peel it off – R.I.P Saucepan
  2. Keep an eye on it – check periodically and make sure that it is not rising up to much

Whilst it is cooking you will find that there is a sort of filmy foam on the top – you don’t want this, so skim it off the top with a spoon and throw it away!

Skim the foam - Easy, Sweetie Strawberry Syrup
Skim The Foam

The syrup should be a thicker consistency than water and be a lovely red colour! (Don’t worry if it’s a little runnier than you would like because it will set a little in the fridge)

Strain and remove the mushy strawberries that are left from the mixture

*If you keep them you can blend them together and use them as a sweet topping on yoghurt or porridge! – YUM*

Remove the strawberries - Easy, Sweetie Strawberry Syrup
Remove the Strawberries – keep them for a sweet topping though!

Transfer to a container to pop in the fridge

It should be ready in around an hour (if you are impatient) if not, leave it overnight ๐Ÿ™‚

 Easy, Sweetie Strawberry Syrup
Perfect on Ice Cream!

This lasts around 5 days (It could last longer but the boys won’t let me keep it and see without eating it!)

If you need to convert this recipe to U.S Measurements why not try my UK to U.S Cooking Conversions (there’s a free printable too for your cookbook!)

Easy Sweetie Strawberry Syrup - Homemade from fresh strawberries but tastes like strawberry laces sweeties!!
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  • Candace (#)
    February 25th, 2016

    I adore strawberry syrup but find most shop brought ones very sickly sweet. I’ll be giving this a go as it sounds lovely

  • Fi Ni Neachtain (#)
    February 25th, 2016

    My little one loves strawberries and ice-cream too so I may just have to make him some strawberry syrup for his cool treats on warm sunny days ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna (#)
    February 22nd, 2016

    Oh I haven’t had strawberry laces in so long, I forgot all about them, brings back nice memories ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so looking forward to strawberries coming back into season!

  • stephanie (#)
    February 22nd, 2016

    This looks delicious. I’ve never thought of doing this. x

  • Michelle Murray (#)
    February 22nd, 2016

    ooh I will have to try this. Looks fun to make and bet its delicious. x- popping over from Mummy2Monkeys

  • Ickle Pickle (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    Oh this looks so yummy – my children would love it! I love that it is natural, and you have sussed it out for the rest of us!! Thank you! Kaz x

  • Rachel (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    I would probably have eaten the strawberries before making the syrup ha x

  • Gabby (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    Sugar and Strawberries… You can never go wrong! I have done this with Apples, but I have never even thought about doing it with strawberries! This would be great over any cake or anything! Sounds absolutely heavenly! Pinning!

  • Grant R (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    #Drool. That’s delicious. You can never have too many strawberries in the house!

  • Ana De- Jesus (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    You know I love a nice simple recipe and this certainly ticks the box. The question is will mine taste as good as yours lol?

  • Kizzy (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this, I love adding sauces to desserts but don’t really like store bought ones

  • Gina (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    I say YES PLEASE to this recipe. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve already pinned it for later. Once I read the title I couldn’t stop imagining the possibilities. I could put it on pancakes or waffles or toast or biscuits or ANYTHING! Even ice cream…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your directions are so straightforward and concise that I feel fully confident I could give it a go. When I do I’ll let you know how it turns out and what I’m drizzling that delectable sauce on.

    • Charlotte (#)
      February 20th, 2016

      haha yes Gina! if you do let me know how it goes !! x

  • Celeste (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    It would be so nice if I had some of this right now, I have some ice cream but sadly no Strawberry syrup. I may have to make some for tomorrow.

  • Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage (#)
    February 20th, 2016

    Charlotte, this looks so easy and tasty, I’m surprised I haven’t made this in the past!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    Yum yum indeed and so much healthier for you than that store bought stuff!

  • Lilinha Espindula (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    The strawberry syrup recipe looks very easy to make. I’ve made raspberry jam before, but I think I’ve overdone it – although it was delicious, it was so hard. Maybe I should give this syrup recipe a try! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Steph (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    What a great idea! I bet this would taste yummy through porridge, as well as ice cream x

  • Lynn Spencer (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    Hallo Charlotte, this looks like the perfect treat for the ice cream dessert you’ll have on a duvet day! Home made treats like this are so much better than the store bought…once you make it you’ll never go back to buying. Hugs and wishes for a great weekend, LYnn

  • Kara (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    Never thought of making my own sauce – what a great idea

  • Baby Isabella (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    What a interesting recipe! We’d never thought about using Strawberrys this way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hayleigh Budgetfoodmummy (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    Oh wow! I can’t believe how simple it is to make and I bet it is delicious too! #yumtum

  • Joanna (#)
    February 19th, 2016

    Sounds delicious we love strawberries and this sounds like a fab syrup to make.

  • Sadhna Grover (#)
    February 18th, 2016

    This is really great idea of making strawberry syrup, it will taste so nice on any sweet item with awesome colour.

  • Marilyn Lesniak (#)
    February 18th, 2016

    Oh Charlotte! That is even easier than my recipe. I have to gve ita try!

  • LaKita (#)
    February 18th, 2016

    This looks so delicious and easy…perfect for pancakes! #YumTum

  • Sara at Handy Herbs (#)
    February 18th, 2016

    This sounds delicious – will give this a try soon – would be great over Eton Mess :)#YumTum

    • Charlotte (#)
      February 18th, 2016

      ooo i hadn’t thought about eton mess!! going to try that next! thanks for linking x

  • Helen at Casa Costello (#)
    February 18th, 2016

    There is truly nothing nicer than homemade Strawberry Syrup – I’ve never gone back to buying it in after making my own a few years ago. #yumtums

  • Angela / Only Crumbs Remain (#)
    February 18th, 2016

    Mmm yum, how great does that sound on ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚
    Angela x

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