Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by laurenpacek
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This Blueberry Simple Syrup has the vibrant color and sweet flavor of fresh blueberries. It's incredibly easy to make, and can be used in a wide variety of drinks.
It's no secret that I love making flavored simple syrups for my drinks. In terms of potential flavors, the possibilities are basically endless. You can flavor simple syrups with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. You can even use various kinds of sugars and sweeteners as a base if you want to switch up the flavor profile.
And honestly, it's so easy to make your own simple syrup. All it takes is less than a handful of ingredients and just a little bit of time and you have a sweet, flavorful addition for all of your beverages.
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What is Blueberry Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup is a syrup that's made from water and sugar. The water and sugar are heated until the sugar dissolves into the water. You can use this syrup to sweeten drinks, brush onto layers of a cake to keep it moist, or even use it to make some homemade hummingbird food!
Blueberry simple syrup adds... you guessed it... blueberries to the mix! The addition of berries means that you get all of their beautiful color and flavor in your syrup.
You only need 3 ingredients to make this blueberry simple syrup!
- Water - Just plain water will do.
- Sugar - You just need regular white granulated sugar (table sugar) for this recipe.
- Blueberries - You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries. I almost always opt for fresh.
How to make Blueberry Simple Syrup
You'll want to start out by bringing water and sugar to a boil, before knocking the heat down a little so the mixture is simmering.
Next, you'll add the berries to the simmering syrup and let them simmer away for a few minutes. After a few minutes, you can turn the heat off and let the berries just hang out in the syrup until the syrup has cooled.
Strain the berries out of the syrup and stash it in an airtight container in the fridge. That's all there is to it!
- A heavy-bottomed saucepan
- A wet measuring cup
- A dry measuring cup
- A whisk (I like silicone)
- A swing top bottle, for storage
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Frequently Asked Questions/Tips and Tricks
Sure! Fresh or frozen berries will work in this recipe.
Yes, once your simple syrup has cooled, you need to store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
Yes, it will eventually go bad. If you notice cloudiness or anything floating in the simple syrup, that's a dead giveaway that it has gone bad. Toss it. You can prolong the shelf life of the simple syrup by adding about ½ an ounce of plain vodka (or blueberry vodka, in this case) to the syrup.
About 1-2 weeks when stored properly in the fridge. You can prolong the shelf life of the simple syrup by adding about ½ an ounce of plain vodka (or blueberry vodka, in this case) to the syrup.
You can use it to sweeten a wide variety of drinks. Check out my Blueberry Lemonade for an example!
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- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ pint blueberries, fresh or frozen
- Combine the water and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine.
- Bring the water and sugar to a boil, then reduce the heat so that it is simmering.
- Add the blueberries and whisk a bit. Continue simmering with the blueberries in the syrup for about 10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and allow the simple syrup to cool completely.
- Strain out the solids and store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g