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Strawberry Syrup

Strawberry Syrup – fresh homemade strawberry syrup makes for the ultimate pancake topping. It is ready in minutes and great on ice cream, cheesecake, and more!

Fresh strawberries are one of our all time favorite things in this house. If I ask for what kind of dessert my husband would like, chances are it will involve strawberries.

And whenever we have ice cream or cheesecake he is always asking if we have strawberry sauce to go with it. So having strawberry syrup for breakfast is a great idea!

pouring strawberry sauce over pancakes

We have all seen those bottles of strawberry syrup in the grocery store that are just liquid, thick, super sweet, and don’t taste like real strawberries. Well, there is no need to buy those every again.

This strawberry syrup recipe takes about 10 minutes to make and is so thick, full or real strawberries, and delicious on a million different things. And if you don’t like chunks of actual strawberries in there, you can strain it and you will have a similar syrup to the one used for Homemade Strawberry Milk.

strawberry syrup in a measuring cup

What You Need To Make Strawberry Syrup

  • Strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Vanilla Extract
ingredients for strawberry syrup

How Do You Make Strawberry Syrup From Scratch

  1. Remove the stems from the strawberries and chop them up nice and small.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the diced strawberries with a little lemon juice, sugar, and water. Bring this to a boil over medium-high heat and let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Once the berries are nice and soft, mix a little water and cornstarch together and add to the pan. Let it boil for about 1 minute, until it is nice and thick.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the vanilla extract and that is it
cooked strawberry syrup on a spoon

How Long Does Strawberry Syrup Last

Store strawberry syrup in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. It will thicken as it sits, so let it warm up a little bit and stir before serving.

Can I Use Frozen Strawberries

This syrup is best with fresh strawberries when they are in season, but in the middle of winter I definitely use frozen strawberries and it is still delicious.

pancakes with strawberry syrup

What To Serve With Strawberry Syrup

This homemade strawberry syrup will become a favorite in your house very fast. It is so easy to make and goes on just about everything!

strawberry sauce on pancakes for pinterest collage

More Delicious Strawberry Recipes

Yield: 4

Strawberry Syrup

close up stack of pancakes with strawberry sauce

Strawberry Syrup - fresh homemade strawberry syrup makes for the ultimate pancake topping. It is ready in minutes and great on ice cream, cheesecake, and more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped small
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulate sugar
  • 1/4 cup water, divided
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a saucepan combine diced strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and 2 Tbsp of water.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently until the strawberries are very soft.
  4. Whisk together cornstarch and remaining 2 Tbsp of water. Add to saucepan and boil for 1 minute until the sauce is thick.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Let cool and serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 140Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 2gSugar 30gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Alexa Jordan

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

I love breakfast and I love strawberries!


Monday 14th of June 2021

My daughter loves this recipe! So delicious on pancakes and perfect for ice cream. Such a great and easy syrup to make!

Amanda Livesay

Monday 14th of June 2021

My kids are obsessed with this strawberry syrup! And it's so easy!


Sunday 13th of June 2021

I really love trying different syrups for my pancakes! Thank you for sharing this! Will surely try this soon!


Sunday 13th of June 2021

My kids really enjoyed it with their favorite ice cream!!

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