This homemade raspberry syrup has 3 simple ingredients and can be made quickly at home over the stovetop. Raspberries are so nutritious and healthy so why not make syrup with them? The key to making this syrup is simmering the flavor out of the raspberries and then using a mesh sieve strainer and metal spoon to squeeze the fresh juice from the berries. To get started you will need a small pot, sieve, spoon a jar or bottle, and a bowl.
How to Make Homemade Raspberry Syrup
To start, pour a cup of water and a half cup of sugar into a small pot over the stovetop. On medium heat, stir the sugar and water mixture until the sugar dissolves. Then add 6 ounces of fresh raspberries to the pot. 6 ounces of raspberries is the equivalent of one small package.
Let the raspberries slowly cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
As the raspberries cook they will begin to look pale in color. Then they will start to break down into smaller pieces and are ready to strain.
Take the raspberries off of the stovetop and transfer them into a bowl. Rinse the pan out and position the sieve strainer over the pot.
Next, pour the homemade raspberry syrup through the sieve strainer and let the liquid drain into the pot. Once most of the liquid is strained, use a metal spoon to press the remainder of the liquid out of the raspberries. Don’t worry about the seeds. They will stay in the strainer.
Cool the syrup in the pot on your countertop, and then transfer the homemade raspberry syrup into a sealed jar or bottle. The syrup will keep up to two weeks in for refrigerator. It’s that easy!
What Do You Use Raspberry Syrup For?
Homemade raspberry syrup can be used for a number of drinks and foods such as:
- Use to flavor iced tea or lemonade
- Add to cocktails or Prosecco
- Pour raspberry syrup over ice cream
- Use as a pancake syrup
- Use as a flavoring for frosting
- Flavor your child’s milk with raspberry syrup
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Homemade Raspberry Syrup Recipe
This is a homemade raspberry syrup made easily with 3 simple ingredients.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 1–1/2 cup 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: cooktop
- 6 oz Fresh raspberries
- 1/2 Cup of sugar
- 1 Cup of Water
- Pour water into a small pot over medium heat on the stovetop.
- Add sugar and stir, until it starts to dissolve.
- Add fresh raspberries and increase stovetop heat to medium-high.
- As the raspberries begin to simmer, continue to stir and adjust the heat back down to medium-low.
- Let the raspberries slowly cook in the sugar water for about 7 to 10 minutes.
- As the raspberries begin to turn pale and lose color, put the stovetop on low heat.
- Once the color of the raspberry syrup is a nice deep red color, remove it from the stovetop and transfer it into a bowl.
- Rinse out and dry the pot, then position a mesh sieve strainer over the pan.
- Carefully pour the raspberry mixture from the bowl into the sieve and let as much liquid as possible drip down into the pan.
- Take a metal spoon and squeeze the remaining liquid out of the seeds.
- Remove the sieve from the pot and transfer the syrup into a mason jar or pitcher with a lid.
- Let the syrup cool for 5 minutes and then transfer it to the refrigerator.
Adding a bit more sugar and simmering the syrup longer after straining will make the homemade raspberry sauce thicker to use for topping desserts or pancakes.
Keywords: homemade raspberry syrup
This recipe makes 1-1/2 cups of homemade raspberry syrup.