Simple Blueberry Syrup

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Not everything I make is savory – I do like to make some sweet treats for my family on occasion. But it usually left to the kiddos to make the cakes and cookies and treats – as they all love to do that. But when you have an abundance of fresh picked blueberries, you want to make sure they get used up and thoroughly enjoyed. So I decided to make this super Simple Blueberry Syrup. It can be used on a nice bowl of vanilla ice cream, over pancakes, waffle or French toast, or you can use it as a simple syrup in your cocktails and mocktails.

Simple Blueberry Syrup

When I say this is simple I really mean it. Only 3 ingredients, about 15 minutes on the stove and maybe an hour of cool down time. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for this recipe. I used granulated white sugar for this recipe. But you could also use Cane Sugar, Monk Fruit Sweetener, or Stevia. Check your packaging for the appropriate conversion in volume to the the half cup used here (most will be a 1:1 swap out, but just confirm).

One piece of equipment that you will need, if you really want to get this down to a pure syrup (no chunks of blueberry), is a fine meshed sieve. I have a few different ones over the years with a variety of levels of success. But this last mother’s day my husband ventured into the local restaurant supply store and found me one of those heavy duty all metal sieves like you see on the cooking shows – you know the big cone with a handle. I use it most commonly for making chicken broths with the leftover carcasses of our meat chickens. But it worked perfectly for this recipe as well.

For this most recent batch, I served it drizzled over some vanilla ice cream. It was such a great supper treat for the whole family. Since we had picked these berries ourselves at the local u-pick farm, we really got that extra satisfaction from enjoying the fruits of our labor – yep, I went there!

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Simple Blueberry Syrup

Just three ingredients to turn blueberries into a delectable blueberry syrup.
Course Dessert, Sauce, Syrup
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberries, blueberry sauce, blueberry syrup, dessert, simple sauces, simple syrup, sweet treats
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Servings 8 oz


  • 1 8oz Jar with Lid


  • cup Blueberries fresh or frozen
  • cup Water
  • cup Sugar


  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add all the ingredients. Bring just to a bubble and reduce heat to medium low. (If you using frozen berries, this might take a little longer)
  • Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Use the back of a spoon to press and pop the blueberries while they simmer.
  • Remove from heat and pass syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Again, use the back of a spoon to press and pop all liquid through the mesh, leaving just the skins behind.
  • Pour syrup into jar and let cool on counter for about an hour. Use right away or secure lid and store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

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11 thoughts on “Simple Blueberry Syrup

  1. EsmeSalon – I help Entrepreneurs | Innovators | Bloggers & Home Chefs, so please check around and let me know if I can assist in any way. We have a weekly InLinkz party, and it’s free to join, so I hope to meet you there!
    EsmeSalon says:

    Outstanding Estelle, with blueberry season and the abundance we have here at present, I will try your recipe. I have made something similar years ago, but will now test your one.

  2. Beautiful photos, I make this with blueberries, elderberries and strawberries and it’s always gone very quick. My favorite is crepes with ice cream and blueberry syrup 🙂

  3. YUM! I could really go with some blueberry pancakes about right now and this blueberry syrup would be a wonderful addition. I had no idea it was so easy to make. Thank you for sharing Estelle, I think I have some blueberries in the fridge.

  4. We’re featuring this recipe this week on the Homestead Blog Hop! Make sure to grab the badge! Such a great recipe to have on hand.

  5. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You – Derbyshire, UK – I'm mum to 3 and love reading and eating. You can find me sharing kids play ideas, crafts, recipes, reviews, competitions and everyday family life
    Natasha Mairs says:

    Oh this blueberry syrup looks so good!!!

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