Homemade Strawberry Syrup is as easy as roasting up some delicious fresh strawberries and blending them until smooth, and it tastes heavenly! This crazy delicious Homemade Strawberry Syrup makes ice cream, milkshakes, pancakes, waffles, crepes (you get the picture) taste gourmet with little effort and no nasty ingredients! Serve some up to your guests today.
How AMAZING are fresh strawberries right now? If you haven't indulged yet, then you march right down to the closest farmers market or super market and buy yourself a carton of these juicy delicious gems right now. Seriously, you owe it to yourself to get in on this action.
We are lucky to have what I think is California's largest certified farmers market (correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure we still have claim to that) right on our doorstep. You can find everything there, and the produce is nothing short of sensational. 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, and they smell so good as you walk around the market that I am fairly certain there must be someone sneaking around spritzing strawberry scent everywhere. Seriously, that stuff lingers, and you just can't say no.
We did get a wee bit greedy last week and buy an entire flat of strawberries (they just smelled too good and I got all excited). Which we of course could not finish. So I was tasked with using up the fast ripening strawberries before they all went to waste. Well, use them up I did and you are going to just LOVE the result.
This Homemade Strawberry Syrup is nothing short of magical. There is literally 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. The trick? Roasting the strawberries. Roasting them releases all the natural sugars in the strawberries, intensifies them and then kicks them up a notch for good measure. This. Is. So. Sweet....you won't believe it.
We used our Homemade Strawberry Syrup in strawberry milkshakes for starters (because, yum!), then in the most delicious breakfast oats you can imagine, mixed in with some plain yogurt to make our own go-gurt tubes, and as a sauce on our pancakes. I made extra to freeze so that we can enjoy this deliciousness year round.
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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 250 degrees 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.