Luscious, thick, bright, jewel-like ruby-red in color, and bursting with fresh raspberry flavor, our Homemade Raspberry Syrup is easy to prepare and amazingly versatile. Add it to beverages, cocktails, sparkling waters—even pure maple syrup for breakfast—and desserts of all kinds for incredible berry flavor and color. Makes refreshing all-natural Raspberry Lemonade and Raspberry Iced Tea, too. Recipe is ready in just 30 minutes!
Homemade Raspberry Syrup:
A Versatile Recipe for Beverages, Cocktails and Desserts
My friends, today I am thrilled to share one of the easiest recipes that will forever change the way you think about all-natural homemade beverages, cocktails, breakfast dishes and desserts where a berry infusion is the deep desire.
Here is my recommendation: Make this syrup today and don’t ever look back.
It’s so easy! Seriously.
All you need are three (3) ingredients—not counting the water:
- 1 pound of fresh red raspberries
- a splash of fresh lemon juice
In just 30 minutes, you will have a full 8-ounce (240 ml) cup of gorgeous and flavorful raspberry syrup to enjoy in infinite ways. You are going to love it.
Our Homemade Raspberry Syrup is luscious. It is thick, bursting with fresh summer raspberry flavor and simply stunning in ruby-red glory—just perfect for adding to recipes of all kinds!
When I make fresh homemade raspberry or strawberry jams, sauces or syrups, if I do not pick my own, I like to buy the freshest berries I can find, such as Driscoll’s®, at my local Whole Foods Market® or The Fresh Market. Both of these markets are standouts when it comes to offerings of fresh, quality and organically grown produce.
Just like my recipe for homemade Raspberry Sauce (which inspired this recipe), our Homemade Raspberry Syrup is full of concentrated flavor from the raspberries and is sweetened just right. The only flavoring added is a tiny shot of fresh lemon juice to enhance the berry flavor. Nothing artificial here.
Preparing a special Valentine’s Day Cocktail with Homemade Raspberry Syrup.
This special Homemade Raspberry Syrup tastes much better than anything store-bought. Plus, the color of commercially prepared raspberry syrup cannot hold a candle to fresh homemade. They always lose color and turn a darker brownish color that is not appealing to the eye.
Our recipe provides plenty of tips making it easy to prepare. Amazingly, the syrup is ready in just 30 minutes! Plus, it will keep in the fridge for up to 8 weeks making it ideal for either large recipes or small when using it as a component. The applications are truly endless!
Ten (10) Ways to Enjoy Homemade Raspberry Syrup
This is how we enjoy homemade Raspberry Syrup at our house:
- Stirred into sparkling mineral water for a refreshing sip (my favorite!)
- Stirred into lemonade to make refreshing Raspberry Lemonade
- Stirred into iced tea to make thirst-quenching Raspberry Iced Tea
- Stirred into cocktails and mocktails for exceptional color and berry flavor
- Blended with pure maple syrup to use as a topping for French toast, pancakes and waffles
- Drizzled on oatmeal and granola for breakfast
- Spooned over homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt for dessert
- Drizzled on desserts like angel food cake, pound cake, cheesecake and berry tarts
- Drizzled onto fresh berries as a glaze to embellish the tops of layer cakes
- Stirred into coarse crystal sugar to infuse color and flavor for decorating sprinkles
That’s right. I even used this syrup to create an all-natural decorating sugar to use as sprinkles on baked treats and desserts as well as for sugaring cocktail rims!
Be sure to check out Wicked Good Kitchen’s recipes for Natural Pink Fairy Dust Sugar Crystal Sprinkles and Love Charm Martini Cocktail. You will love them.
For the raspberry lovers in your life, whip up a batch of Homemade Raspberry Syrup soon. You will be more than glad you did. That’s a promise.
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Luscious, thick, bright, jewel-like ruby-red in color, and bursting with fresh raspberry flavor, our Homemade Raspberry Syrup is easy to prepare and amazingly versatile. Add to beverages, cocktails, sparkling waters—even pure maple syrup for breakfast—and desserts of all kinds for incredible berry flavor and color. Makes refreshing all-natural Raspberry Lemonade and Raspberry Iced Tea. Ready in just 30 minutes!
- 16 ounces (454 grams) fresh red raspberries, about 3 generous cups
- 1¾ cups (420 ml) purified (filtered) or distilled water
- ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons (125 grams) granulated cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Sort and rinse berries before measuring and using in recipe.
- Place berries and water into medium heavy saucepan. Over high heat, bring berries and water to a boil then immediately lower heat to medium-low. Simmer juices for 20 minutes, skimming foam and stirring frequently to prevent scorching or burning of the fruit.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly. Carefully strain juice through a fine mesh sieve placed over a large heatproof glass liquid measuring cup. (I like to use my 4-cup capacity measuring cup for this.) Take care to only very gently press the solids (pulp). This will prevent the syrup from becoming cloudy. There should be about 1 cup of juice after straining.
- Return juice to saucepan and stir in sugar and lemon juice. Reheat juices over medium heat and stir until sugar is completely dissolved and syrup has thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool completely. Once syrup has cooled, transfer to bottle and secure with an airtight cap. Store in refrigerator until ready to use in recipes.
Homemade Raspberry Syrup can be stored in the refrigerator, bottled with an airtight cap, for 6 to 8 weeks.
Drizzle Homemade Raspberry Syrup over desserts such as angel food cake or pound cake with fresh berries. Drizzle in a zigzag pattern or “pool” onto dessert plates before adding dessert to the plate. Or, drizzle as a glaze onto fresh berries placed on top of desserts like cheesecakes or mini cheesecakes or onto berry or other fruit tarts.
Serve as a topping for ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet or sorbet as well as frozen ice cream cakes.
Blend with pure maple syrup for irresistible Raspberry-Maple Syrup and serve as a topping for pancakes, waffles and French toast.
Add Homemade Raspberry Syrup to jazz up beverages and cocktails with fresh raspberry flavor and color. For instance, create refreshing raspberry lemonade, raspberry iced tea and raspberry cocktails or mocktails.
Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to yield more syrup.
Recipe Adapted from: Best Ever Raspberry Sauce by Wicked Good Kitchen
Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com
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