Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

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Blueberry syrup is already good but this homemade blueberry syrup recipe takes it to a whole new level! It tastes amazing on waffles and pancakes but it makes a delicious dessert sauce too. The best part? It’s super easy to make and takes just three ingredients! 

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Blueberry syrup also tastes great over waffles or cheesecake

If you’ve never made homemade syrup, you are seriously missing out! I mean, I was a big fan of traditional maple syrup until I made my own strawberry syrup. It was so good that after that, I just had to try a blueberry syrup recipe too. Now that I’ve tasted this delicious blueberry flavor on my pancakes, there’s no going back!

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make. I mean, I can’t think of many recipes that take just three ingredients and taste this good!

What To Serve With Blueberry Syrup

There are so many different ways to serve this syrup! I love it over homemade french toast but it tastes amazing with desserts too! Here are some of my favorite things to serve it with…

  • Buttermilk pancakes
  • Waffles
  • French toast
  • Crepes
  • Yogurt or parfaits
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Cheesecake
  • Pound cake

How Long Will Blueberry Syrup Last

I’ve seen differing opinions but I like to play it safe. I wouldn’t keep it longer than a week, but that shouldn’t be a problem because it’ll disappear long before that! Just be sure to keep it refrigerated.

Can You Freeze Blueberry Syrup

Yes! If you’re not going to use it all right away, you can freeze blueberry syrup for up to six months. Wait until it cools to room temperature, then pour it into an tight container and freeze. This is perfect for when you’re craving blueberries out of season.

How To Make Blueberry Syrup

Like I said, this is one of my favorite easy recipes and you only need a few simple ingredients. Start with a cup of fresh blueberries. I know it’s hard not to eat them all straight from the bowl but try to contain yourself…you need the fresh berries for the syrup!

Fresh blueberries for a blueberry syrup recipe

Before you start cooking, mix one tablespoon corn starch with cold water until it dissolves. This will help thicken your syrup. Set aside.

Corn starch gives the syrup it's desired thickness

Combine 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 a cup of water in a medium saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat. (You can also substitute artificial sweetener if you don’t want all the sugar).

Combine fresh blueberries with water and sugar

Once the berries soften and liquid begins to thicken, stir the corn starch into the berry mixture.

Simmer on medium low heat, then add corn starch to help the blueberry sauce thicken

When it reaches a syrupy consistency, remove the syrup from heat and let cool for about five minutes. The syrup will thicken slightly as it cools.

If you’d like a smoother syrup, you can use a fine mesh strainer to separate the syrup from the berries. However, we prefer it with the whole berries!

This homemade blueberry syrup is better than any syrup from the pancake house.

This blueberry syrup recipe is so delish that you’re going to want to put it on EVERYTHING!

This syrup made from fresh blueberries is perfect over these waffles

I was in heaven when I tried it on these cream cheese stuffed waffles! It can also double as a blueberry sauce for ice cream, cheesecake or any other dessert that goes with blueberries.

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make this homemade blueberry syrup

Now that you know how to make fresh blueberry syrup at home, the store bought kind will never taste the same!

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Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Try this blueberry syrup recipe once and you'll never want store bought syrup again!


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch


  • Mix corn starch with just enough cold water for it to dissolve (approx 2 tbsp water). Set aside.
  • Combine blueberries, water and sugar in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring regularly.
  • Once berries have softened and liquid starts to thicken, stir in corn starch.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes total, until liquid reaches a syrupy consistency. Syrup will thicken slightly as it cools.
  • Pour over waffles, pancakes or even ice cream and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 14g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Can this syrup be stored and for how long?

Can you use frozen blueberry for recipe?

I just made this! Tripled the batch because I have a blueberry bush out of control this year, and was looking for new things I could make with my single bumper crop lol. Have half of this in small jars to freeze. Tastes delicious! My husband complains about fruit skins in syrups and jams, so I used my immersion blender until the syrup was super smooth. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

So yummy. Fantastic way to use up blueberries. Easy to follow recipe.

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