Simple Homemade Strawberry Syrup

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Add a sweet strawberry flavor to iced tea and cold foam with this delicious simple syrup that’s easy to make at home using just 3 ingredients.

Homemade strawberry syrup in a glass bottle.

Recipe Highlights

  • Strawberry syrup is a fruity simple syrup (liquid sugar) made with sugar, water, and fresh strawberries. It’s quick and easy to make at home.
  • Simple syrups are the best way to sweeten and flavor beverages since they mix easily into drinks.
  • This recipe makes one cup of strawberry syrup, which is good for about 8 drinks.
  • Use strawberry syrup to flavor strawberry bubble tea, strawberry matcha latte bubble tea, iced tea, strawberry milk, and tea lattes.

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Ingredient Notes

Ingredients to make strawberry syrup.
  • Fresh strawberries
    Fresh is best when strawberries are in season since they’ll be the most flavorful. You can also use frozen strawberries but they may be more difficult to cut into smaller pieces.
  • Sugar
    Use white granulated sugar so that the syrup will have a pinkish color.
  • Water
    When possible, use filtered water for a better tasting syrup.

Step-by-Step Instructions

2 steps to make homemade strawberry syrup.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Heat all ingredients on the stovetop.
    Mash strawberries and stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
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Expert Tips

  • Strawberries are sliced or chopped to make it easier to cook down and mash. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the strawberries.
  • This recipe makes a cup of strawberry syrup, which is 16 tablespoons. Add 1-2 tablespoons of syrup to flavor and sweeten a cup of iced tea.
  • Store strawberry syrup in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Aside from adding strawberry syrup to iced tea, try it a tea latte to give it a boost of berry flavor. Pour some into a glass of sparkling water for an instant strawberry soda.

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Questions You May Have

What is simple syrup?

Simple syrup is liquid sugar. It’s sugar that has been dissolved in water.

What is strawberry simple syrup?

Strawberry syrup, or strawberry simple syrup, is liquid sugar that is flavored with strawberries.

What is the difference between strawberry puree and syrup?

Strawberry puree and strawberry syrup are both cooked down strawberries in sugar and water. Puree doesn’t strain out the strawberries but the syrup does. The puree will have all the fruit so it’ll be chunky but the syrup will be all liquid, without any strawberry solids.

Do I have to keep homemade simple syrup in the fridge?

Yes! Homemade syrups are not shelf-stable and it needs to be refrigerated. It’s important to refrigerate homemade strawberry simple syrup to prevent bacteria from growing.

How long will homemade strawberry syrup last?

It’ll last for up to 2 weeks in an airtight bottle in the refrigerator.

Pouring strawberry syrup into an iced tea.

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Strawberry Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
Make sweet strawberry syrup in minutes with just 3 ingredients!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 cup

INGREDIENTS
 

  • cup water
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup fresh strawberries thinly sliced or chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put sugar, water, and sliced or chopped strawberries in a saucepan. Boil for 6 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Mash strawberries.
    While cooking, use a wooden spoon or potato masher and mash the strawberries.
  • Strain strawberry solids and pour syrup into an airtight container.
    Use a mesh strainer to filter out the strawberry solids and discard. 
    The syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

NOTES

  • Strawberries are sliced or chopped to make it easier to cook down and mash. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to mash the strawberries.
  • This recipe makes a cup of strawberry syrup, which is 16 tablespoons. Add 1-2 tablespoons of syrup to flavor and sweeten a cup of iced tea.
  • Store strawberry syrup in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Aside from adding strawberry syrup to iced tea, try it a tea latte to give it a boost of berry flavor. Pour some into a glass of sparkling water for an instant strawberry soda.

NUTRITION

Calories: 48 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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