Blueberry simple syrup is so easy to make and gives a fruity sweet touch to any drink or cake. Plus it only takes 45 minutes to make.
This is one of my very favorite syrups. It is fresh, fruity and perfectly sweet! I love how gorgeous it is as well. The color is so vibrant and rich.
It couldn’t be easier to make and only requires three simple ingredients. You can always try this easy recipe with our brown sugar simple syrup as well for a warmer flavor with the fruit.
What ingredients you will need
With just few things and a couple of minutes, you can make this delicious and fresh sweetener with just a hint of fruit.
We use the following ingredients
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- Fresh Blueberries
See, super easy! One batch will make many mocktails or make a three layer cake extra moist.
Fresh or Frozen Bluberries
This simple syrup recipe can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries (like we do in our razzleberry pie or many of these 30+ blueberry Thanksgiving desserts). I do personally love using fresh but frozen works just as well and sometimes it’s just the easier option.
These other recipes can also be made with fresh or frozen fruit…
- Raspberry Simple Syrup
- Blackberry Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Peach Simple Syrup
- Orange Simple Syrup
Does it matter what kind of water I use?
Not at all. Tap water or filtered work equally as well. Just don’t use any carbonated water like club soda or seltzer.
How to make it
- Add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a medium saucepan and whisk well
- Add 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- Bring to a gentle boil on medium-high heat 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 fruit pieces as you strain
What’s the best way to use this?
I love using it to make cake extra moist, especially between cake layers when doing a layer cake. Simply brush it onto the top of each cake layer before frosting.
I also love adding a splash to any of these mocktails for a little blueberry touch. You can easily swap it out for other fruit flavors in drinks that have others.
- Valentines mocktails
- Non-alcoholic mimosa mocktail
- Prosecco drink
- Blackberry lemonade
- Non-alcoholic gin and tonic
- Lavender lemonade
- Grapefruit mocktail
It is also fantastic as a topping for ice cream or in a simple blueberry Italian soda with ice, soda water and cream. You can even use it as pancake syrup, on your French toast or for dipping glazed blueberry donuts.
How do you store it?
It can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, whichever you prefer. You can use a glass or plastic airtight container just be sure to let the syrup cool before pouring if you are going to use plastic.
Does it need to be refrigerated?
Simple syrup does not need to be refrigerated. It handles well at room temperature.
How long do infused blends last?
You can keep infused blends like our rosemary simple syrup and this for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or 3 weeks to a 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy or discolored, it is no longer good.
More blueberry recipes to love…
- Sweet vegan breakfast burritos
- Dairy-free blueberry muffins
- 4th of July mocktails
- Razzleberry pie
- Gluten-Free Blueberry Cobbler
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Blueberry Simple Syrup
- 1 C water
- 1 C sugar
- 1 1/2 C blueberries
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
- Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries
- 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
Sebra Crews says
I just picked a bunch of blueberries yesterday. I have some simmering now as I’m commenting on this post. I’m glad I found your recipe, will be using it to make cocktails and soda. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Sebra, that will be delicious with freshly picked blueberries! Be sure to try out blueberry mocktail!
Where did you find those glass bottles you’re using for storage of the syrup in the pictures? They’re so cute!
Thanks Lisa! World Market 🙂
I love how super easy this is! I’ve never made simple syrup before, thinking it’d be difficult, but looks amazingly quick and great in so many things.
I’ve never thought of using blueberry simple syrup like that! On the layers of a cake. I so need to try that!
Jacqueline Debono says
This blueberry syrup is perfect for cocktails. I used it to make blueberry kir royale, delicious! Tomorrow, we’re going to make a blueberry vodka cocktail!
Amy Liu Dong says
I love blueberry so much, its easy and really delicious. I have a fresh blueberries and will definitely making this recipe today. Thank you!
Tristin @ Home Cooked Harvest says
This simple syrup sounds incredible. Do you think it would work on top of pancakes? All of your other syrups look good too, I’m eyeballing that brown sugar one, lol. May have to try them all.
Thanks Tristin, they are great on pancakes too but are a bit thinner, may want to let it cook a bit longer to make it thicker.
Perfect recipe. Easy to make, great flavor. Lovely in a cocktail drink and my husband pours some over yogurt for his breakfast. Very versatile, I will be making it again.
Farrukh Aziz says
Perfect for weekend cake baking! I’m going to bake a cake soon, and this will add a nice blueberry flavor to it. And the best thing is that I can store this for further use!
Yes, so versatile 🙂
Love this! We have tons of blueberries in the summer in the forest around the house so I always end up harvesting a lot and just stocking up the freezer. Might make a batch of syrup for a change, it will be great on summer bakes!
Yay, so glad you put all those blueberries to use! 🙂
This blueberry syrup looks wonderful. Cant wait to make this and use it for baking recipes. thanks for sharing.
I’ve been looking for a recipe like this! Thanks for the easy instructions. I made this to go in a special drink for my birthday!
Yay, it is perfect for any special drink. Happy birthday!