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Strawberry Simple Syrup

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Strawberry Simple Syrup is a sweet and tasty mix-in for all your favorite drinks! Made with fresh strawberries, water and sugar; this easy recipe is bursting with summer deliciousness. It's the best way to flavor cocktails, lemonade, iced tea, and more! We especially love to use it to make strawberry milk!
Course condiment, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry simple syrup, strawberry syrup
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 (1/4 cup) servings
Calories 153
Author Kim


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed & quartered (frozen strawberries work too)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Place strawberries, water and sugar in a medium to large pot on the stovetop. Stir to mix and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn heat down to low and allow to simmer until the sugar has dissolved and berries are tender – about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Then, let the mixture cool some. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass or heat-proof container, making sure to squeeze any excess juice from the strawberries. Discard the extra berries (or serve them over ice cream – YUM!).
  • Let cool completely and then store in the fridge for up to about 2 weeks.


You can use this syrup over ice cream or pancakes or use it to make cocktails, mocktails, strawberry milk or pink lemonade!
To freeze: Once completely cooled to room temperature, pour simple syrup into a large zip-top baggie and store it in the freezer for up to about 6 months. To thaw, place it in the refrigerator overnight. You can also place the frozen sealed container of simple syrup in a bowl of lukewarm water for about 30 minutes.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg