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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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32 comments on “Easy, Sweetie Strawberry Syrup”

  1. 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™‚

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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