They are light and fluffy - way better than that boxed mix. Now on to the stars of the page; my flavored syrups. You may double or triple any of these recipes.
You may can these fruit syrups if you want to use them longer (as in 3 to 4 weeks) because if you don't can them, they will last a couple days in the refrigerator.
Just sterilize jar and pour syrup up to the shoulders of the jar. Process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Makes great gifts too.
Craving homemade strawberry syrup? This homemade syrup recipe is so easy and it can be made in a few minutes.
Homemade Strawberry Syrup Recipe
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
In a saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Gradually add strawberries; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over pancakes, waffles or ice cream.
Homemade Blackberry Syrup Recipe
Blackberry syrup makes good pancakes; superb. But that's not all. Splash some in your iced tea or lemonade, or mix with sparkling water, vodka (or gin) (and seltzer) for a grown-up soda pop. Use this method to make raspberry, cherry, or any other berry syrup.
1-1/2 cups white sugar
1 cups water
2 cups fresh (or frozen) blackberries
Mix the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a full boil; stirring constantly. When it boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes for flavor to meld. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean container. Refrigerate for up to 7 days (but it won't last that long).
This recipe produces a creamy syrup that is scrumptious on waffles, oatmeal and griddle cakes. Have the kids dip apples in it.
Homemade Cinnamon Syrup Recipe
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup water
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
5 ounces evaporated milk
In a saucepan, combine the first four ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in milk. Serve over pancakes, waffles or French toast.
Did I tell you about my love for boysenberries? I make certain I have some of the syrup on hand for pancakes, waffles, etc. You may use frozen berries, just thaw to extract juice. If you have canned berries, just use them to get the juice.
Homemade Boysenberry Syrup Recipe
2 cups extracted juice from the boysenberries
1/4 cup white sugar (to taste)
Bring the juice and sugar to a boil and cook 2 minutes. It's ready to use (cool first) or to pour into hot sterilized jars.