This Watermelon Syrup is sweet, delicious, and so easy to make. It only requires TWO ingredients! It's the perfect addition to all of your summer drinks.
Looking for more flavored syrup recipes? Try my Cherry Simple Syrup and Raspberry Simple Syrup!
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It only requires TWO ingredients. All you need is some fresh watermelon and some granulated sugar.
It's incredibly easy to make. Most of the preparation is totally hands-off, too!
It tastes great. It's sweet and has the delicious flavor of fresh watermelon.
💭 What is Watermelon Syrup?
In most of my syrup recipes, the simple syrup is made by heating water, sugar, and some kind of flavoring (fruit, extract, etc.) on the stovetop. Not this syrup.
This syrup is a little different because it's made with only fresh, sweet watermelon and sugar. It's made by combining the watermelon and sugar in a container and allowing the fruit to macerate and give off all of its juices and flavor.
Once you strain out all the solids, you're left with a sweet, delicious, and brightly hued watermelon syrup that's great in so many beverages.
This recipe only requires TWO ingredients!
- Fresh watermelon: Sweet, fresh watermelon gives amazing flavor and color to this syrup.
- Sugar: Use white granulated sugar for this recipe.
👩🏻🍳 How to make Watermelon Syrup
It almost couldn't be easier to make this syrup. Let's walk through it below.
- Start out by combining the watermelon and sugar in a zip top bag.
- Mix it all together, smashing the watermelon slightly. Stash it in the fridge for about 24 hours.
- This is what the watermelon will look like after about 24 hours. It's much juicier.
- Strain the contents of the bag through a fine mesh strainer. Discard the leftover watermelon chunks.
- You'll be left with a sweet, watermelon-colored syrup.
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In theory, yes. But using a different kind of sugar (like brown sugar or turbinado) will change the flavor and color of your syrup. I also haven't tested this recipe with any sugar other than granulated sugar. So do this at your own risk.
Yes, it will eventually go bad. It should last about a week or two in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.
This syrup should last about a week or two if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You can prolong the shelf life a little bit by adding about half an ounce of vodka to the syrup.
Yes, it needs to be refrigerated. Make sure to store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
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- 16 ounces fresh watermelon cubed
- 8 ounces granulated sugar
- Combine the watermelon and sugar in a zip top bag. Toss everything around so that the watermelon is coated in the sugar.
- Gently smash the watermelon pieces a bit.
- Place the bag in the refrigerator for 24 hours. The watermelon will release its juices.
- Once 24 hours has gone by, strain the watermelon syrup through a fine mesh strainer.
- Store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
- You can prolong the shelf life of this syrup by adding about half an ounce of plain vodka to the syrup before storing it in the fridge.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
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