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Blueberry Simple Syrup Recipe

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Our blueberry simple syrup recipe shows you how to make a sweet blueberry syrup from scratch. Use it to flavor cocktails, drinks, and sodas!

If you follow our blog then you know Kim and I love to make drinks. We have a good collection of beverages and cocktails.

When I’m craving a refreshing soda, I go for our fizzy bubbly orange drink or our blueberry soda. But, you can’t make a soda without a juice or simple syrup.

Since we already have a raspberry simple syrup and peach syrup, we decided to add a blueberry simple syrup recipe to the collection.

A small mason jar filled with the blueberry simple syrup.
Kim and I store all of our simple syrups in mason jars.

How do I make homemade sodas?

Creating your own sodas at home is really easy. All you need is a flavored simple syrup for drinks and some club soda or tonic water.

Simply grab a glass, put in some ice, and add the syrup and the carbonated water. Stir the mixture with a spoon.

A small spoon being dipped into the simple syrup.
Syrups like this one are used to flavor all sorts of drinks and sodas.

Go ahead and play with amounts of each ingredient to get the flavor you want. Also, keep an eye on our blog for the next weeks.

Kim and I will be adding a lot of flavored syrups and non-alcoholic drink recipes. We want to be ready for those warm Summer days.

Want a Fall-themed syrup? Then, take a look at our new cranberry simple syrup!

How to make blueberry simple syrup from scratch?

It only takes 4 ingredients to make this recipe. However, you will need a way to strain the syrup and a container with a lid to store it.

A medium saucepan filled with water, blueberries, and sugar.
All you have to do is toss all the ingredients into one pan over low-medium heat.

First, place the blueberries, water, sugar, and lemon into a medium saucepan. Place the pan over low-medium heat.

Next, let the mixture come to a simmer. You’ll need to stir the syrup until the all the sugar dissolves.

The fruit has cooked own a little and is ready to strain.
The syrup will cook down as it simmers creating a rich blueberry flavored liquid.

Afterward, it’s a good idea to mash the berries as they cook. Kim used a wooden spoon for that step.

Once the mixture has cooked for about 8-10 minutes, turn off the heat. Then, let the syrup cool for about 10-15 minutes.

The mixture has been strained into a measuring cup.
A cocktail strainer can fit atop your measuring cup. This makes straining the liquid really easy.

At this point, it’s time to strain the blueberry syrup. Typically, we use a mesh sieve to strain our drinks.

But, as long as you have a strainer that keeps the fruit from passing through, it should work perfectly fine.

The finished syrup in a jar surrounded by fresh blueberries.
Just remember to store the blueberry simple syrup in your fridge. It will hold for about 5 days.

Last, store the finished syrup in a container with a lid. Of course, a mason jar works perfectly, but you can use whatever you have. Also, store it in your fridge.

That’s it, the blueberry simple syrup recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy the sweet blueberry flavor and wish you all the best 🙂

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A small spoon being dipped into the simple syrup.

Blueberry Simple Syrup Recipe

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Our blueberry simple syrup recipe shows you how to make a sweet blueberry syrup from scratch. Use it to flavor cocktails, drinks, and sodas!

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces Blueberries, (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice, (fresh or 1/4-tsp concentrate)

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low-medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to smash the blueberries as they cook. Allow the mixture to continue to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until the fruit has broken down.
  3. Remove from heat, and allow the mixture to cool for 10 to 15 minutes or longer if desired. Pour the mixture through a mesh sieve to remove the fruit pieces.
  4. Store the syrup in a sealed container in your fridge for up to a week.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 2-ounces. Actual calories will vary.

*Use the blueberry syrup to flavor sodas, alcohol based drinks, or as a drizzle for desserts. This syrup is slightly thinner than pancake syrup but could be used as a pancake topping. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 Ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 1g

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