Easy Homemade Strawberry Syrup (with video)

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Want to take your breakfast up a notch? This homemade strawberry syrup recipe will have you craving pancakes every morning!

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A couple months ago I made a blueberry syrup recipe that was so delish, I’ve been dying to remake my strawberry syrup recipe ever since. I finally had a chance over the weekend and yum…I’m not sure which one I like better!

This homemade strawberry syrup takes your pancakes up a couple notches but it also makes a great dessert topping too! You can serve it over cheesecake, ice cream and even chocolate mousse. I’m wanting this on pretty much everything right now and the best part is that it’s so easy. It just takes three ingredients and about 20 cooking time. Why not grab some strawberries and try it for yourself…

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

You’ll need to start with the most important ingredient of course…fresh strawberries.

Whole fresh strawberries

Start by hulling the strawberries (I love using this kitchen tool…makes it SO easy!), then chop them.

Chopped strawberries in bowl

In a saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar and water and simmer over medium heat.

Simmering strawberries in saucepan

When strawberries begin to soften, add some cornstarch to thicken the syrup. Simmer, stirring occasionally, as syrup continues to thicken.

Strawberry syrup on spoon

When the strawberry syrup reaches just the right consistency, remove it from the heat. I simmered mine for about 20 minutes but you can cook it a little more of less to get the consistency that you like. Cook it less for a thinner syrup and a few minutes more if you like it nice and thick.

When you’ve got it just how you like it, remove it from the heat and let it sit for about five minutes. Now you’re ready for breakfast!

Strawberry syrup

We still use store bought syrup sometimes too but this is a gazillion times better!

Strawberry syrup on spoon

This strawberry syrup recipe definitely takes your pancakes up a notch.

Pancakes with strawberry syrup

Think I can count this as my daily serving of fruit?

Homemade strawberry syrup on pancakes

Ready for a bite? I love how easy this is to make! I cooked the pancakes while the syrup simmered and was done in 25 minutes. You can also make this strawberry syrup ahead of time and refrigerate it until you need it.

Pancakes on fork

If you have picky eaters that like their syrup without chunks of fruit, just pour the syrup in the blender, then strain it through a sieve to remove the seeds.

Homemade strawberry syrup on pancakes
4.73 from 22 votes

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Author Lisa O'Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Want to take your breakfast up a notch? This homemade strawberry syrup recipe will have you craving pancakes every morning!


  • 16 oz Strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp corn starch


  • Hull and chop strawberries
  • Mix cornstarch with just enough water to dissolve it (I used 2 tablespoons of water)
  • Combine strawberries, sugar and water in a saucepan and cook over medium heat.
  • Once strawberries begin to soften, stir in cornstarch mixture.
  • Simmer until syrup reaches a thick consistency, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve warm.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. How long does the syrup keep in the fridge? So I can date my jar on when to toss.

    1. It’ll keep for at least two weeks 🙂

  2. Can I freeze this syrup?

    1. You can! Just be sure to store it in an airtight container and it can be frozen for up to three months. Enjoy!

  3. Can you use it on ice cream as a topping?

    1. Absolutely! It makes a great dessert topping (delicious on cheesecake too)!

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