This homemade Blackberry Syrup recipe is absolutely exploding with sweet and sour blackberry flavor and couldn’t be more simple to make. It tastes incredible served over your breakfast pancakes and waffles, a bowl of vanilla ice cream or even added to cocktails.
Homemade Blackberry Syrup
There is no need to spend money on fancy flavored syrups when it is so darn easy to make your own at home. With just a handful of ingredients and roughly 10 minutes, you’re sure to make this recipe for blackberry syrup all the time. You can even experiment with other berries like raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.
This Homemade Blackberry Syrup is cooked just enough so that the berries are bursting but not as thick or sugary as blackberry jam might be. The result is sweet, tart, and such a beautifully deep, dark red color.
Serve over pancakes, waffles, ice cream, French toast and so much more.
Uses for Blackberry Syrup
There are so many tasty ways to use Blackberry Syrup. You can use it on anything that you might normally eat with maple syrup, such as pancakes, waffles or French toast. But don’t limit yourself! Here are a few of our favorite ways:
- Add to cocktails and mocktails.
- Serve over vanilla ice cream.
- Drizzle over sweet rolls, French toast casseroles, Lemon Cake or any of your other favorite baked breakfast dishes.
- Pour over these No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes or a slice of No-Bake Cheesecake.
- Pour in jars, tie it with a bow and give away as gifts.
Ingredients in Blackberry Syrup
- Blackberries - you can use fresh blackberries, frozen blackberries or even a combination of fresh or frozen blueberries, strawberries and raspberries.
- Sugar - this recipe calls for regular white granulated sugar.
- Cornstarch - this helps thicken the syrup.
- Lemon Juice - fresh lemon juice tastes best.
- Vanilla Extract - pure vanilla extract tastes best.
How to Make Blackberry Syrup
- Boil all but the vanilla. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, water. and cornstarch. Whisk until combined, then add the blackberries and lemon juice. Over medium high heat, bring to a boil, then mash and stir with a potato masher while boiling for 2 minutes, or until the berries are soft and plump.
- Add vanilla. Remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract and stir.
- Strain. Optional: if you don't like seeds in your syrup, strain it through cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve.
- Cool and serve. Allow the berry syrup to cool slightly before serving with pancakes, waffles, French toast, ice cream and more. Enjoy!
If you plan to store it in an airtight container in the fridge, your Blackberry Syrup will last up to 2 full weeks.
Thicken our Blackberry Syrup with a bit of cornstarch. It also thickens naturally because of the pectin found in the berries themselves.
Yes! If you choose to can your syrup, it will keep well for up to 1 full year as long as you have canned and stored it properly.
Storing and Reheating
- Refrigerator - cool your blackberry syrup recipes completely, then transfer the syrup to an airtight container where it can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Freezer - you can store in an airtight container or freezer bags in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, simply transfer to the refrigerator overnight.
- Reheating - you can reheat your syrup in the microwave, or else transfer to a small saucepan and reheat over medium heat until warmed through.
Homemade Blackberry Syrup Recipe
- 2 cups Blackberries or any combination of fresh or frozen blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the sugar, water. and cornstarch. Whisk until combined, then add the blackberries and lemon juice.
- Over medium high heat, bring to a boil, then mash and stir with a potato masher while boiling for 2 minutes, or until the berries are soft and plump.
- Remove from the heat, add the vanilla extract and stir.
- Optional: If you don't like seeds in your syrup, strain it through cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve.
- Allow the berry syrup to cool slightly before serving with pancakes, waffles, French toast, ice cream and more. Enjoy!
Here are more of our favorite homemade syrup recipes!
- Homemade Apple Cider Syrup
- Homemade Buttermilk Syrup
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Mixed Berry Syrup
- Lemon Syrup
- Coconut Syrup
- More Syrups and Sauces
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This delicious homemade Blackberry Syrup uses just a handful of ingredients and can be finished in roughly 10 minutes. It's absolutely exploding with flavor and tastes great served over pancakes, waffles and more.
Made this for blackberry pancakes! Delicious and super easy, I didn't have any lemon juice (used it on a blackberry crisp yesterday) but still turned out well. Will make again after our next blackberry picking!
WOW! We loved this way better than plain (yet delicious) maple syrup. This is my family's new-go-to pancake syrup. Expecially yummy because we have fresh black berries growing in our neighborhood and this kept the kids busy all afternoon - picking... then washing... then helping make the syrup.
This has transformed weekend breakfasts in our house! It's like we're at a pancake house now having this to drizzle on top - So delicious!