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How to Make Strawberry Syrup

How to Make Strawberry Syrup

Are you wondering how to make strawberry syrup at home? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Read the following article and get some really easy to make strawberry syrup recipes...
Tastessence Staff
Most homemakers find it hard to find a good topping for various breakfast dishes like pancakes, waffles and French toasts. If you are one of such people, then you should try using strawberry syrup. As the name suggests, strawberry syrup is made using fresh strawberries. There are various popular brands of ready to use strawberry syrup, that you may like to try. However, the best part about strawberry syrup is that it is extremely easy to make and it requires a limited number of ingredients! You can prepare strawberry syrup on a daily basis or preserve it in the refrigerator for your convenience. It's your choice really!
You can use it as a topping for various dessert recipes, ice creams, cakes and cheesecakes. You could also prepare some exquisite cocktails and mixed drinks with the use of strawberry syrup. All this is possible only when you learn how to make strawberry syrup. So, if you want to use homemade version of strawberry syrup instead of the bottled one, follow the instructions below to make fresh strawberry syrup at home.
Ingredients
  • Fresh strawberries, 4 cups
  • Sugar, 5 cups
  • Water, 4 cups
Procedure
Clean the strawberries with plain water and finely chop them into pieces. In the meanwhile, heat water in a skillet and add sugar to it. Bring it to boil on a medium to lower heat. When the sugar starts to dissolve, add the sliced strawberries to the skillet and bring the mixture to boil for about 5 minutes. Take the skillet off the heat and let the strawberries steep in the sugar syrup for about 10 - 12 minutes. Once the mixer cools down at room temperature, strain it in a syrup container. You can store this syrup in the refrigerator. Do not throw away the strained strawberries as you may use them as a topping for toasts and waffles.
Strawberry Syrup Sauce Recipe
Some people like to feel the texture of the strawberry pieces in the syrup. So, in that case, use the following recipe for strawberry syrup.

Ingredients
  • Fresh strawberries, 2 cups
  • Sugar, ⅛ cup
  • Cornstarch, 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice, 1 - 2 drops
Procedure
Clean the strawberries with plain water and finely chop them into halves or cubes. Put the chopped strawberries in a skillet and add sugar in it. Heat the skillet on medium to lower heat. Since the water content of strawberries is high, you don't need to use water separately. Once the strawberry mixture starts boiling, you can add cornstarch to it. However, make sure that cornstarch gets completely dissolved without any clots. Continue stirring the mixture and bring it to boil for about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and stir it well. Your strawberry syrup sauce is ready!
Strawberry Syrup for Cheesecake
There are various recipes that you can learn to make strawberry syrup for cheesecake. If you want to prepare, strawberry cheesecake topping, then refer to the following recipe.

Ingredients
  • Fresh strawberries, 2 cups
  • Sugar, ¼ cup
  • Lemon zest, 1 tsp
  • Kirsch, 2 tbsp
  • Water, 1 cup
Procedure
Clean the strawberries and finely chop them. Heat a skillet and add strawberries, sugar, finely grated lemon zest and water in it. Cook the mixture over medium-low heat until the strawberries become mellow. Then add kirsch or brandy into the mixture and stir it well. Remove from the heat and let it cool at room temperature. The strawberry syrup is ready for your cheesecake!

As I promised earlier, learning how to make strawberry syrup is definitely an easy task. You may add slight variation to your recipes by using orange juice or corn syrup with the strawberries. It will add such a zest to the strawberry syrup recipe that you will never forget! Enjoy!