Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions:
- Blueberries – You’ll need 1 cup fresh blueberries. I used fresh, but you can also use frozen if you have them.
- Sugar – I like to use granulated white sugar for simple syrup, but you can substitute raw or natural sugar, too.
- Water – You don’t need special water for this, just plain tap water will do.
How to make blueberry simple syrup
Mix the water and sugar in a large saucepan. Add the blueberries and lemon juice.
Turn the heat to medium and let it cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Continue simmering the simple syrup until the blueberries have turned the liquid a dark purple color. The, remove from heat and set aside.
When the syrup has cooled, strain it into a mason jar (or other container) to remove the blueberries.
Everything you need to know about making simple syrup
Simple syrup is made of equal parts sugar and water, usually cooked until the sugar dissolves. This version is simmered with blueberries to create a blueberry simple syrup.
No. You technically don’t have to heat the water at all, but since we’re adding blueberries, the heat helps to break down the fruit and infuse its flavor into the syrup.
Yes. Simple syrup should be refrigerated until you’re ready to use it and will last for up to 1 month. Flavored syrups will last for a shorter amount of time, typically 2-3 weeks. If the syrup becomes cloudy, it’s time to discard it.
When stored in the fridge, homemade simple syrup will stay fresh for up to a month. Make sure to store in an airtight container, mason jars work great. To keep syrup as fresh as possible, remove any mix ins from the container after 24 hours.
Ways to use the blueberry syrup:
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1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a large saucepan, combine water, sugar, blueberries and lemon juice.
Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Continue to simmer until the blueberries have turned the liquid a dark purple color.
Remove from heat and set aside until cool.
Strain it into a mason jar (or other container) to remove the blueberries.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup will stay fresh for about 1 week.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Mixers
- Method: Stovetop
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 36
- Sugar: 8.9 g
- Sodium: 0.5 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 9.3 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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