Blackberry Syrup

Who doesn’t love all the flavored syrups at your local IHOP or Original Pancake House? Turns out they’re really easy to make yourself at home, as long as you can grab some fresh ingredients at your store and if you have a little extra time to throw a pot on the stove before your family wakes up and starts rooting around in the kitchen!

I love fresh blackberries. You’ll see me throwing these into my family’s buckle recipe, sangria, and smoothies, and you’d better believe I incorporate them in a lot of other recipes that haven’t even made it to the blog yet. They’re amazing.

But they’re absolutely amazing in syrup form when drizzled over waffles {as you’ll see in today’s companion post}. Or over ice cream. Or when used to garnish a cake. Or when mixed into a drink. There are so many uses for blackberry syrup, you’ve absolutely got to have some on hand.

The best part about this particular recipe is that you can swap out the blackberries for raspberries, blueberries, or even chopped apricot if that’s the flavor you’re looking for in your syrup.

[lt_recipe name=”Blackberry Syrup” summary=”A delicious fresh burst of fruit to accompany your favorite pancakes or waffles, to drizzle over your ice cream, or to mix into your favorite drink!” servings=”2 cups” total_time=”10M” print=”yes” image=”×683.jpg” ingredients=”3 cups fresh blackberries;1 cup sugar;1 tbsp lemon juice;1 cup water;” ]Heat a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, and water, and let the mixture come to a boil. Stir occasionally, and cook for 2 minutes.;Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour into a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour through a cheesecloth or strainer to strain out seeds and pulp.;Serve drizzled over pancakes or waffles, on top of ice cream, to garnish a cake, or mixed into drinks!;[/lt_recipe]

Can we just take a minute for an awesome photo? I not only have to thank Scott for encouraging me to practice my recipes and my photography, but for helping me out by holding props – and artfully drizzling syrup at my direction!

What’s on your top pick for syrup flavors?


About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.

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