Last Updated on 3rd August 2022 by Pauline Loughlin
Who wouldn’t love several layers of warm, buttery pancakes, a refreshing fruity drink, or a slice of a decadent cheesecake? We all love sweets, and I bet many of you love them with blueberry syrup.
How to Make Blueberry Syrup for Breakfast
Blueberry syrup is one of the best addition to your breakfast food. You can drizzle it on your favorite flat and buttery or smooth and souffle pancakes.
You can also have it on a waffle. It’s totally up to you. It is also best paired with whipped cream!
If you want to level up your morning, why not try making French toast with blueberry syrup, butter, and whipped cream?
Don’t like flour and butter? One simple go-to breakfast when you are in a hurry is overnight oats. It’s a healthy and fiber-rich breakfast, and the addition of some fruits like blueberry and blueberry syrup will make it even more nutritious.
How to Make Blueberry Syrup for Desserts
A lovely dessert you can make with blueberry syrup would be a blueberry crepe. Another family favorite of ours to make with blueberry syrup is blueberry pie. Also, try pairing your afternoon tea or coffee with blueberry cheesecake, blueberry muffin, or blueberry scone. When the weather is warm, you can have some vanilla ice cream drizzled with blueberry syrup.
How to Make Blueberry Syrup for Pancakes?
We usually acquire blueberry syrup from the grocery store but have you tried making your own? In making your own syrup, you get to control several aspects, such as the level of sweetness, the thickness of the syrup, and the kind of ingredients you use.
Sugar: to create a sweet and perfectly syrupy texture. You can control the amount based on your preference and the purpose of your syrup. If you are trying to avoid sugar, you can still make a blueberry syrup without sugar. For those who are health conscious, you may use maple syrup and honey alternatives.
Cornstarch: To create a perfectly rich and thick syrup. This can be considered an optional ingredient since you can thicken the syrup in other ways. This will be further discussed in the steps later.
Lemon juice: to give your syrup a tangy taste. This ingredient “brightens up” the flavor of the syrup.
Blueberries, as the main ingredient, can be fresh or frozen. It depends on your preference and the availability of the fruit in your area.
You will also need:
- Measuring cups and spoons
How to Make Blueberry Simple Syrup
This simple blueberry-flavored syrup goes with numerous things. It is best paired with waffles or pancakes, french toast, or even biscuits. This recipe also works well with other berries like strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
Preparation time will only take you 15 minutes and another 20 minutes to cook it. This recipe can make 12 servings.
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1tablespoon of cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon of water
- Before anything else, prepare the slurry that will thicken our syrup later. In a small container, place one tablespoon of cornstarch and add ½ tablespoon of water. Mix with a whisk until well combined.
- In a small saucepan, mix 1 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of water with a whisk over low heat. Do this for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
- Once the sugar is dissolved, increase the heat to medium and add the slurry you prepared before the mixture boils.
- Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, often stirring to prevent sticking or burning, until the syrup thickens. This will take about 15 minutes.
- Once the syrup is thick enough, remove it from heat.
- Whisk lemon juice into the syrup. You can choose to strain the mixture before adding the lemon juice. This will smoothen the texture of your syrup.
How To Make Blueberry Syrup for Drinks
If you’re wondering on how to make blueberry syrup for drinks, you’re in luck! Did you know you can also put your blueberry syrup on alcoholic beverages?
A few worth mentioning are the blueberry vodka cocktail, blueberry gin cocktail, and blueberry whiskey spritzer. So if you’re a drink lover and a blueberry lover, this is going to be a treat for you.
This recipe is an excellent addition to cocktails like blueberry vodka or blueberry spritzer. It can also be added to seltzer water to make blueberry soda.
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 cup Sugar (can be replaced with honey or maple syrup)
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 whole Lemon (juiced)
- In a saucepan, add sugar and water and bring to a boil.
- Add the blueberries and lemon juice.
- Reduce the heat to medium to low. We do not need to add slurry (cornstarch with water) since we do not need a very thick syrup for drinks. We only need a relatively thick one to still mix the syrup well into the beverage.
- Simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes while frequently mixing with a whisk to prevent sticking or burning until the berries begin to burst. Simmering can also play a significant role in controlling the consistency or thickness of the syrup. You can choose to lengthen the time or control the temperature while letting the mixture simmer to find the consistency that you want. That’s how to make blueberry syrup without cornstarch.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer.
If you want your syrup crystal clear, pressing on them or mashing them will make your syrup cloudy. However, not mashing the berries will make you wait for all the syrup to pass through the mesh, which alone takes all day.
How Long Does Blueberry Syrup Last?
Make sure to store your cooled homemade blueberry syrup in an airtight container inside the refrigerator. This will make your syrup last for 2 to 4 weeks. If you know how to can your syrup, you can also keep it that way. This will let you store your syrup for a longer period.