Homemade Strawberry Syrup is as easy as roasting up some delicious fresh strawberries and blending them until smooth, and it tastes just heavenly! This crazy delicious Homemade Strawberry Syrup is great for making ice cream, strawberry milkshakes, pancakes, waffles, crepes (you get the picture) taste gourmet with little effort and no hidden nasty ingredients you get from the storebought versions! Serve some up to your guests today.
Clean Eating Homemade Strawberry Syrup
How AMAZING are fresh strawberries?
If they are in season where you are and you haven't indulged yet, then you march right down to the closest farmers market or supermarket and buy yourself a carton of these juicy delicious gems right now.
Seriously, you owe it to yourself to get in on this action.
Right now it is summer fruit season, and we are in heaven with the selection of local berries and stone fruit on offer every weekend.
The strawberries have been particularly good lately, and I have been using them in all the recipes (one of my absolute favorites at the moment are these super simple baked strawberries).
I have a bad habit of buying way too many strawberries when they are in season, so I have had to come up with lots of ways to easily use them up.
This homemade strawberry syrup is one of these ways.
You are going to need:
Yep, that's it, one ingredient.
Trust me, you are going to just LOVE the result.
How To Make Strawberry Syrup
This Homemade Strawberry Syrup is nothing short of magical.
There really is just one ingredient (does this still count as a recipe?), and the result tastes way better than any of that bottled stuff you can get from the supermarket.
Roasting the strawberries.
Roasting the strawberries releases all the natural sugar, intensifies it, and then kicks it up a notch for good measure.
This. Is. So. Sweet (naturally)....you won't believe it.
Simply wash and hull the fresh strawberries, place them on a baking tray, roast them until gooey, and then pop into a blender and blend until smooth.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?
Although I prefer using fresh strawberries you can definitely use frozen in this recipe as we are going to be blending them anyway, so it doesn't matter if they get smooshy.
Can I Use Other Fruit?
Yes, I have made this with raspberries as well and it worked well.
For more ideas of how to preserve fruits in season (without canning) then check out these favorites:
How To Serve
This recipe is not only super easy, it is also super versatile, and can be used in so many different ways.
Why not try:
- using in a strawberry milkshake for starters (because, yum!),
- add to morning oats,
- mix with some plain yogurt to make our own go-gurt tubes,
- drizzle on breakfast pancakes or waffles.
Can Leftovers Be Frozen?
Yes, leftovers can be frozen.
I would recommend freezing in individual serving sizes so that a small amount can be taken and defrosted at a time.
I hope you love this as much as we do!
Be sure to leave a comment if you give it a go, or if you have an idea of what to serve this deliciousness up with. Happy eating.
Homemade Strawberry Syrup
- 3 cups fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
- Preheat oven to 250F (125C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Spread washed and hulled strawberries on the baking sheet in a single layer
- Pop in the preheated oven and roast for about 50 mins until they are soft, dark and releasing an amazing strawberry aroma
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
- Pop the cooled strawberries into a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Transfer to a glass jar and keep in the fridge until ready to use. See notes for how much to add to a strawberry milkshake.