This blackberry simple syrup, is so versatile! It is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It only takes a few minutes to make and can be used for mocktails and drinks as well as cakes and dessert.
I love how fresh and fruity this simple syrup is. It is perfect for making blackberry lemonade with sage. It is also fun to make blackberry jalapeño lemonade using it and our jalapeño simple syrup.
I first had it years ago at Melting Pot and fell in love. I couldn’t believe a drink could have so much flavor! I knew I had to recreate it at home.
While I started by making it with store bought syrup, I found that it really only took a few extra minutes to get a fresher version with this homemade blackberry syrup.
I also love adding it to our non-alcoholic mimosa mocktail and non-alcoholic gin and tonic for a bit of sweetness and a touch of fruity/tartness.
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Fresh or Frozen Blackberries
This tasty blackberry syrup recipe can be used with either fresh or frozen blackberries. I do personally love using fresh organic blackberries but frozen works just as well and it is much easier if you are making it during the winter months.
These other syrup recipes can also be made with fresh or frozen fruit…
- Raspberry Simple Syrup
- Blueberry Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Peach Simple Syrup
- Orange Simple Syrup
Ingredients you will need
With just few simple ingredients and a couple of minutes, you can make this delicious simple syrup recipe that is sweet with just a hint of tart fruit.
We use the following ingredients…
- Sugar (I like organic sugar)
- Fresh Blackberries
Yep, that’s it! It’s really more simple than you think. The water and sugar should always be equal parts, but if you want thicker syrup you can use less water. The fruit is usually 1.5X the water and sugar you use.
How to make it
- Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a medium saucepan and whisk well until the sugar dissolves
- Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries
- Bring to a boil (medium-high heat) whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
- Pour syrup through a fine-mesh sieve or strainer into a glass jar or large bowl, making sure to push down the pulp as you strain
What do you use simple syrup for?
Simple syrup like this and our rosemary simple syrup or brown sugar simple syrup are so versatile. They can be used in so many things!
- Brushing on cakes
- Drizzling on ice cream
- To make mocktails
- Added to lemonade
- As a flavoring in hot chocolate
- Flavoring for steamers
- Added to club soda and cream and served in a mason jar to make italian sodas
and so much more!
How do you use it in and on cakes?
Simple syrup makes cake extra moist, especially when doing a layer cake. Simply brush it onto the top of each cake layer before frosting.
You can easily add it to our eggnog cake for a bit of fruity blackberry flavor. For a 12 inch cake, you will use roughly 1/4 cup simple syrup.
How do you store it?
Simple syrup can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, whichever you prefer. You can use an airtight container (glass or plastic), just be sure the simple syrup is cooled before pouring in if you are going to use plastic.
This fruit syrup has a shorter shelf life, but you can keep it for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or about 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy, discolored or moldy, it is no longer good.
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Blackberry Simple Syrup
- 1 C water
- 1 C sugar
- 1 1/2 C fresh blackberries
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
- Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries
- Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
- Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle, making sure to push down the pulp as you strain
I was looking for an easy syrup to make a fancy lemonade for my daughter’s birthday. This was PERFECT! I added it to Costco lemonade with a few extra blackberries and we all loved it.
Oh what a wonderful way to use it and so easy too! Thanks for sharing!