Homemade Strawberry Syrup

It’s the end of March, officially spring, and there’s 6-inches of snow on the ground outside my front door right now. While I love snow, I’ve had my fill of snow cream for the year. It astonishes me that it can be 70 degrees one day, and 20 the next!

One thing that does have me feeling like spring are the delicious strawberries I’ve been getting at the store recently. While snow might be still blanketing the ground here – in warm, sunny Florida it’s strawberry season! So whenever I see any berries from the sunshine state  in my local grocery store, I can’t pass them by without picking up a package. I haven’t had bad berries yet!

Most of the time they just get gobbled up, before getting the chance to be transformed into something else in a recipe. But, I did get a chance to make this delicious strawberry syrup a couple of weeks ago. It’s perfect over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, stirred into a cold glass of milk, served over hot Belgian waffles, or mixed into a cocktail to give it a fruity twist. It’s also wonderful to toss with some fresh sliced strawberries and then pour into a graham cracker crust for an easy, but delicious dessert.

The batch I made barely lasted a week, and I’ve already made it a couple of times since then. It’s so wonderfully versatile, and it’s nice to have that burst of fresh strawberry flavor in my refrigerator anytime I’d like!

Source: adapted from StrawberrySue.com

2 Comments

  1. Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:18 PM | Permalink

    Yes! I am one of those people that ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a thing for those berry syrups that Smucker’s makes. But this is obviously so much better. And.. I love strawberry milk too, which I am pretty sure has absolutely nothing to do with real strawberries, so this is great!

  2. Kim in MD
    Posted March 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

    Can you believe the winter we have had this year? I’m just grateful that this it is not cold enough for all of this rainfall this weekend to be snow! This screams Spring. When I get my hands on some decent strawberries I am making this!

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