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Strawberry Simple Syrup

3 Ingredient EASY -- Strawberry Simple Syrup

The official start of summer is this Saturday. Summer to me means fresh berries. Lots of fresh berries! Two years ago I shared with you my recipe for mint-infused simple syrup and today I’m sharing with you my easy recipe for strawberry simple syrup. We’ve been making mojito’s like crazy since our mint is growing like a weed and well, we don’t want to be wasteful, so instead we make mojitos!

Strawberry Simple SyrupI was tired of the traditional mojito, so I decided I would mix it up and make a strawberry mojito (recipe coming). Instead of using the traditional simple syrup I decided to let a few strawberries cook in with the simple syrup. I love that the strawberry simple syrup isn’t too over powering. It has just a subtle hint of strawberry. I did do some experimenting and if you want a more robust strawberry flavor, puree the simple syrup once its cooled in a blender or food processor. If you don’t like the seeds just run the simple syrup through a strainer to remove all the seeds. Easy as that–and if you serve this at your next party I’m sure all of your friends will be super impressed with this easy three-ingredient simple syrup recipe!

Strawberry Simple Syrup

Katie Original Recipe

Strawberry Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Strawberry Simple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Strawberries, Sliced

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, combine sugar, water, and strawberries and bring to a boil. Once the mixture reaches a boil, lower the flame to medium-low. Stir occasionally and let cook for 10 minutes until sugar has dissolved and strawberries are no longer firm. Let the strawberry simple syrup cool to room temperature, then pour into a mason jar. Refrigerate and use up to one week.
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8 Responses to “Strawberry Simple Syrup”

  1. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet posted on June 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm (#)

    Oooo! This sounds fantastic! I love strawberries and this syrup needs to happen!

    • Katie replied on June 20th, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Thanks Anna. Me too, nothing screams summer like strawberries.

  2. Shaina posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:52 am (#)

    Ohh yum! I love a good mojito, and in the summer it’s always fun to doctor them up with fresh fruit. Cant wait to see your strawberry mojito recipe!

    • Katie replied on June 20th, 2014 at 7:07 am

      Thanks Shaina! If the baby cooperates (ha!) it will be up next week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on June 18, 2014 at 10:35 am (#)

    This looks great! So many ways to use strawberry simple syrup!

    • Katie replied on June 20th, 2014 at 7:07 am

      Thanks Jessica!

  4. Christine from Cook the Story posted on June 18, 2014 at 10:53 am (#)

    This is absolutely gorgeous, and I love how versatile it is!

    • Katie replied on June 20th, 2014 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Christine–yes you can use this for more than just drinks. Think ice pops, etc! ๐Ÿ™‚

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