Easiest Homemade Raspberry Syrup

This homemade raspberry syrup recipe is so easy to make and it is the perfect raspberry syrup for pancakes, waffles, or ice cream topping. It goes great with drinks and only requires three ingredients and less than ten minutes to make!

Homemade Raspberry Syrup

I have had quite an explosion of raspberries in my garden lately so I have been experimenting with lots of different recipes using fresh raspberries. This one is my favorite one so far and it is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made.

Anytime I can spend less than ten minutes whipping up a homemade version of something I usually buy I get excited. I love simplifying traditional recipes without sacrificing flavor and when you make your own syrup, you get to control what goes into it. No need for all of those preservatives and additives, this easy syrup only needs three ingredients.

syrup on waffles

This homemade syrup made from fresh raspberries will enhance the flavor of waffles, pancakes, soda, iced tea, cheesecake, and ice cream. It’s really great when you add it to these cinnamon french toast roll-ups made from hot dog buns. The possibilities are endless for the ways you can serve up and enjoy this easy homemade syrup.

Whip up a batch of these scratch vanilla cupcakes and fill the centers with a teaspoon of this homemade syrup for a flavorful burst of fresh raspberry in every bite.

Grab a saucepan, a mesh strainer (If you don’t have that, see below for a DIY mesh strainer substitute), and just a few simple ingredients to make this easy raspberry syrup recipe.

Ingredients for Homemade Raspberry Syrup

Sugar, raspberries, and water are all that are needed to make the easiest homemade syrup. Start with a saucepan and add 3 tablespoons of water, along with 3 cups of raspberries, and 1 and a 1/2 cups of sugar.

How to Make Homemade Raspberry Syrup

Stir over medium heat and smash the raspberries against the pan to force them to burst. Add more water if you want a thinner syrup but if you like a nice thick syrup, stick to these measurements. Allow the raspberry mixture to heat up until the raspberries break down into a syrupy jelly-like substance. There will be lots of seeds which can make it hard to see the texture but the entire process takes less than ten minutes so it shouldn’t take too long for the raspberries to become syrup.

Waffles with homemade syrup and coffee

The next step is to pour the syrup into a bowl through a mesh strainer. If you don’t have a mesh strainer you can use the built-in filter that comes with most coffee pots. This is a nice mesh strainer substitute that most people have in their kitchens. Although to get the most out of your raspberry mixture you may want to think about investing in a good quality mesh strainer.

Push the syrup against the sides of your mesh strainer or coffee filter with the back of a spoon. Once all of the syrup is removed from the raspberry mixture your syrup can be stored for later use. It will thicken more as it cools but it can be used right away! Add more water if your syrup becomes too thick for pouring.

How to make Homemade Raspberry Syrup

Gather your simple ingredients and head to the kitchen for a quick ten-minute raspberry syrup that the whole family is going to love.

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Easiest Raspberry Syrup Recipe

Homemade Raspberry Syrup

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 3 cups of raspberries
  • 1 and a 1/2 cups of sugar

Instructions

    Start with a saucepan and add water, raspberries, and sugar.

    Stir over medium heat and smash the raspberries against the pan to force them to burst.

    Add more water if you want a thinner syrup but if you like a nice thick syrup, stick to these measurements. Allow the raspberry mixture to heat up until the raspberries break down into a syrupy jelly-like substance.

    There will be lots of seeds which can make it hard to see texture but the entire process takes less than ten minutes so it shouldn't take too long for the raspberries to become syrup.

    The next step is to pour the syrup into a bowl through a mesh strainer. Push the syrup against the sides of your mesh strainer with the back of a spoon.

    Once all of the syrup is removed from the raspberry mixture your syrup can be stored for later use. It will thicken more as it cools but it can be used right away!

    Add more water if your syrup becomes too thick for pouring.

The Hobby Wife

The Hobby Wife

Greenhouse and backyard gardener, devoted homemaker, and passionate recipe creator. My journey through life revolves around my unwavering love for food and travel. As a passionate cook, I blend my garden's bounty with culinary finesse and inspiration from my travels. From farm-to-table homestyle dishes to copycat recipes that offer something unique, my kitchen is a canvas where flavors harmonize and ingredients tell stories.

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