Strawberry Simple Syrup

An easy homemade recipe for strawberry simple syrup. A great addition to pancakes, French toast and your favorite drink mixes!

Homemade strawberry simple syrup recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect addition to breakfast or your favorite drink mix!

This past Friday was the Father/Daughter dance at school. The girls were of course super excited about it, from the dresses to the shoes and definitely the hair. What I wasn’t prepared for was for them to become obsessed with having curly hair. Three days in a row they requested it. And this was all after a major curling iron fail.

Sometime since last year’s dance, the kids broke my old curling iron and I knew at least one of them would want curly hair so, Target to the rescue. I picked up a new curling iron the morning of the dance, just in case. It proved to be the worst purchase ever.

My biggest complaint is that it didn’t heat well at all. It actually stopped heating halfway through. So much so that I could hold the barrel in my hand… and it was definitely still on and plugged in. Curling iron fail.

I’ve since swapped it out with a curling wand. I’ll admit, I’m a bit obsessed with it too but I’ve only used it on my own hair once. It heats so much better and allows you to style quicker too. I was happily surprised by that! The old curling iron took for-eeeever to style their hair.

If you’re curious, this is the one I bought. It comes with a handy glove to prevent burns while holding the hair. My only complaint is that the buttons are easy to press while holding the wand, so you can very easily change the temp accidentally. But, I do love the larger digital display!

Homemade strawberry simple syrup recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect addition to breakfast or your favorite drink mix!

My love for strawberries is getting me in trouble. Not literally of course, but strawberry season doesn’t really hit us in New England until at least June. The problem lies in the fact that once Spring hits, I’m craving strawberries in a serious way. I can’t get enough and finding good quality strawberries is proving harder than it should.

Don’t be surprised if you see many more strawberry recipes in the coming weeks. I’m obsessed.

This is the perfect item to have on-hand, basically all of the time. Easy homemade strawberry simple syrup. It’s perfect for all of your breakfast needs… pancakes, French toast, whatever your heart desires. And of course, your favorite drink mixes! Whip it up and keep it chilled until the mood strikes. It’s an absolute must make and a definite pantry… or rather, fridge staple!

Homemade strawberry simple syrup recipe from @bakedbyrachel A perfect addition to breakfast or your favorite drink mix!

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time

Strawberry Simple Syrup

An easy homemade recipe for strawberry simple syrup. A great addition to pancakes, French toast and your favorite drink mixes!

Ingredients:

  • 1C water
  • 1C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2C strawberries, hulled and sliced

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, sugar and sliced strawberries. Gently stir to dissolve sugar and bring to a boil. Skim off foam and discard. Reduce to a low simmer for 5-10 minutes. 
  2. Skim off remaining foam and pour contents into a mesh strainer, set over a medium bowl. Allow the liquid to drain. Do not press extra liquid from the strawberries, this will create a foggy liquid. Discard solids. Cool to room temperature, then transfer liquid to desired storage container and chill until ready to use. 

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18 Responses to “Strawberry Simple Syrup”

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — April 20, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I love strawberries too! I can imagine this lovely simple syrup making a lot of appearances during cocktail hour AND breakfast!

    • Rachel — April 21st, 2015 @ 7:34 am

      Thanks Bianca!

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — April 20, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Strawberry syrup is the best. I haven’t used it on pancakes, but that’s a brilliant idea. :D

    • Rachel — April 21st, 2015 @ 7:34 am

      Thanks so much Erin!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — April 20, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    This looks like it’d make the best syrup for snow cones and strawberry drinks, like margs or lemonade. Love it!

    • Rachel — April 21st, 2015 @ 7:34 am

      And now I want a snow cone ;)

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    Amy @Very Culinary — April 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Ohmygoodness. If I made this, Trevor would drink it!

    • Rachel — April 21st, 2015 @ 7:34 am

      Haha! Maybe that means you should make it ;)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 21, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I love these photos! And I can’t wait to try this recipe…if I can ever pry some strawberries out of my kids’ hands lol they gobble them up as soon as buy them!

    • Rachel — April 21st, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

      Keep a secret stash just to make this ;)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 22, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Ohhh this would be perfect in a summer sangria or some cocktail!!

    • Rachel — April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:06 pm

      It absolutely would! :)

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    Amanda — April 23, 2015 at 12:27 am

    This is gorgeous! Such a versitile recipe!!!

    • Rachel — April 23rd, 2015 @ 7:28 am

      Thanks Amanda :)

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    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — May 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I want to pour this into my glass of lemonade I am having right now! Wow its beautiful, your photos are great too!

    • Rachel — May 9th, 2015 @ 8:23 am

      Thanks Sabrina!

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    Brian — May 30, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Do you keep it in Weck jars in the refrig or do you process the jars in a waterbath and keep in the pantry?

    • Rachel — May 31st, 2015 @ 8:08 am

      I have so far only stored in the fridge.

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