Blackberry Simple Syrup: Cooking 101
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Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Lisa Johnson
This homemade Blackberry Simple Syrup recipe is easy to make with only 3-ingredients using fresh or frozen berries. It is packed with delicious blackberry flavor, perfect for fruity cocktails, lemonade, iced tea, and desserts!
Blackberry Simple Syrup ingredients:
- filtered water
- fresh or frozen blackberries
- granulated sugar
How to make Blackberry Simple Syrup:
Heat the sugar, water and blackberries in a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
This was the fun part for me…no laughing, it was fun to watch! Do you see the pink berries? As they heat up, they turn dark…and then flip over! They would be pink again, then turn dark and flip over again. So watch the berries flip and simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and smash with a potato or avocado masher.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
and pour through a strainer in to a bowl or measuring cup.
Press the berries through the strainer with a large spoon to squeeze as much liquid out as possible.
Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use. This syrup should last for a couple of months, assuming you don’t use it all up before then.
I made this delicious Blackberry Passion Tea Lemonade with my new syrup.
I love making flavored simple syrups! It is the perfect way to add a bit of sweetness and flavor to your favorite drinks, and they are so simple to make!!
More flavored syrup recipes:
- Vanilla Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Cherry Simple Syrup
- Peppermint Syrup – perfect for coffee drinks!
- Classic Simple Syrup
Tools used to create this recipe:
- Measuring Cup makes it much easier to pour into the bottle.
- Swing Top Bottle
More delicious blackberry recipes:
- Blackberry Ginger Chocolate Muffins
- Lemon Belgian Waffles with Blackberry Syrup
- Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon
- Lemon Blackberry Bread
- Blackberry Moscow Mule
- Blackberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze
Blackberry Simple Syrup
- 1.25 cup water
- .75 cups raw sugar
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- Heat the sugar, blackberries, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Simmer for 10 minutes, reducing heat if mixture starts to boil.
- Remove from heat and smash blackberries with a potato masher.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl or cup.
- Use a large spoon to push as much liquid through the strainer as possible.
- Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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I can just imagine all of the possibilities with this syrup! Pinning and sharing!
Mmmmm … So easy too! I’m (im)patiently waiting for the Blackberry lemonade now!! 😛
Thanks for the recipe! Sounds perfect with waffles, and then I could add some actual whole berries, though they might be a little sad for their berry friends who gave their life for the syrup. 🙂
Great recipe Lisa – I need to start making some syrups – they can be used for anything!
Thanks Deb, there are several more that I would like to try. I will have a whole fruit stand of syrups by the time I’m done, LOL 🙂
Simple syrup is the best and blackberry simple syrup sounds amazing! So many possibilities….!
I just love your site…but I wish you had a save recipe button that was linked to the ZIP LIST.
if I missed it I do apologize.
Thank you Abby! No you didn’t miss a Ziplist button, I do not use that recipe plug-in. Sorry. 🙁
Where did you get that great little bottle you show the syrup in? Can’t wait to try this – the last pint of Blackberries for this year is in the fridge right now. Bummer.
Thanks for the bottle source.
I bought that bottle at TJ Maxx several years ago, Ann. The name on the bottom is “Borgonovo” from Italy. They have similar bottles on Amazon, but they are a bit more square. I hope that helps. 🙂
I got my bottles similar to this at Cost Plus World Market. Priced very reasonably.
I just made this and added a little to some sparkling water. It was delicious!
What a fantastic idea! My mother was recently told to start drinking more water – which she hates to do. And I have 4 blackberry bushes in the back yard that seem to almost over produce every year. We love the taste of them but hate eating them because of the big seeds in them. This would fix both issues – mom can add some to her water for some flavor and we can have some over ice cream or pancakes (or in milkshakes too for that matter I think lol). What a great way to use up the fruit without cramming my freezer full with them! I did get a bit overambitious though…I didn’t realize just how much fruit I put in each bag so I thawed out two…..turns out that I had to quadruple the batch and ended up with about 9 cups of syrup lol.