There’s nothing much more like summer than a bright red color, a sweet flavor and very goodness. Whip up a batch of this raspberry simple syrup and add it to all the things. From tea to cocktails to drizzling over your dessert add a little summer flare to your next food creation.
🥂What is Raspberry Simple Syrup?
Raspberry simple syrup is an easy to make sweetener that is a combination of an equal ratio of sugar, water and raspberries. This mixture is then heated together, strained and cooled until it is a syrup-like texture.
The resulting syrup is a beautiful, vibrant red color. It is sweet and bursting with raspberry flavor.
Simple syrup itself is basically a liquid sweetener. It is commonly used to sweeten beverages as it is more easy to dissolve in liquid than granulated sugar.
It’s easy to create fruit flavored simple syrups is all you have to do is add in an equal amount of the fruit you want to flavor with. A few other fruit flavored options include blackberry syrup, mango syrup and cherry syrup.
Here are a few reasons why this recipe works so well:
- Only three ingredients. This simple recipe is a combination of three ingredients in equal amounts. All you have to do is add them together, heat, strain and chill.
- Sweet and fruity. This is bursting with Sweet, raspberry flavor that Is reminiscent of summertime.
- Versatile. You can use this and so many different foods and drinks. From waffles to French toast to cakes and from teas to cocktails to coffees.
- Masher (optional)
- Wooden Spoon (or any long handle spoon)
- Mason jar or Small Pyrex
- Measuring Cup
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
Grab together your raspberries, water, sugar, strainer, jar with a lid, masher or wooden spoon and saucepan.
Take one cup of raspberries and add them to the pot.
Take one cup of sugar and add it to the pot.
Take one cup of water and add it to the pot.
Place your pot with all the ingredients onto the stove top at medium heat. Heat it while stirring frequently.
You can use a masher to really squish all of the juices out of the raspberries if desired.
Do you want to heat it for around 10 minutes letting it simmer, but not fully boil.
After 10 minutes, remove it from the heat. Then, pour your liquid through a fine mesh strainer to separate out the berry pieces.
Add the left over liquid into a jar with a lid and place it into the refrigerator for around 2 hours to chill and thicken.
⭐How to Use
- Make milk or hot chocolate. Add 2 oz of this into a cup of milk or a cup of warm hot chocolate for a raspberry flavor infusion or raspberry milk or raspberry hot chocolate.
- Sweeten up your refreshing drinks. Add a couple ounces of this into refreshing drinks to make raspberry limeade, raspberry lemonade or raspberry soda.
- Mix up mocktails and cocktails. Make a raspberry mojito mocktail, raspberry lime rickey or a raspberry martini by adding a little bit of this into your mocktails and cocktails.
- Sweeten up breakfast and dessert. Add this into a wide range of foods including topping French toast, waffles and pancakes. Or, add it to cheesecake, brush it on cake layers to moisten them or top off cookies. You can also stir this into oatmeal and yogurt.
Change this recipe up a little by adding in a few ingredients, leaving a few out or making some flavor modifications such as the suggestions below:
- Scale it up or down. This makes about 1.25 cups of syrup. However, you may need more or less. Simply scale the ingredients up or down as long as you keep the same one to one to one ratio.
- Add a flavor infusion. Raspberries pair well with a variety of different flavors including vanilla, lemon and chocolate. Add in one teaspoon of vanilla extract or lemon juice. Or toss in a teaspoon of cocoa powder to increase the flavor profile of this syrup.
- Make it thick. Especially if you’ll be using this to top food items, you might want to have it a little thicker. There’s a few ways to do this including making a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water. Or, you can add a little cornstarch. Additionally, you can leave some of the raspberries and to thicken it up.
💭 Top Tips & Storage
Make sure to use these tips and storage tricks in order to maximize your syrup success:
- Store it properly. Make sure that you have this stored well by keeping it in the refrigerator. You should also keep it in an airtight container, so a Pyrex or a mason jar with a lid work well. It should stay fresh for 2 to 4 weeks.
- Freeze it. If you won’t be using it within 2 to 4 weeks, then you should freeze it to save it for later. The best way to do this is pour it into an ice cube tray and let it freeze. Then, pop your frozen cubes out and store them in a freezer bag.
- Press the berries. To make sure that you’re getting the full flavor out of your berries you’ll want to press them with a masher or wooden spoon both during heating and straining.
- Strain it well. To prohibit any seeds or berry pieces from getting in your final syrup, make sure that you use a fine mesh strainer to separate those pieces out.
Raspberry Simple Syrup
- Wooden Spoon
- Mason Jar or Small Pyrex
- Measuring Cup
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Raspberry fresh or frozen
- Measure 1 cup of raspberries and put them in a saucepan.
- Measure 1 cup of water and put it in a saucepan.
- Measure 1 cup of sugar and put it in a saucepan.
- Heat the mixture on the stovetop at medium heat for around 10 minutes.
- Stir frequently while heating and do not let it boil; just simmer.You can also use a masher to press the raspberries more if you desire.
- Take it off the heat and strain it so that any pieces of raspberry are removed.
- Pour syrup into a small pyrex or mason jar.
- Place it to chill and thicken in the fridge for 1 – 2 hours.
- Make sure to use a super fine mesh strainer so you don’t end up with tons of seeds and pieces of raspberry in your syrup.
- Don’t let the mixture boil; simmer only or it may scorch.
- Stir regularly while heating.
- You can freeze this in an ice cube tray if desired.
- Should stay good for 2 – 4 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.