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Blueberry simple syrup in a glass bottle with lemon and blueberries around it.

Blueberry Simple Syrup

Blueberry Simple Syrup is the best way to use up fresh summer berries. It’s perfect for sweetening cocktails, drizzling over your favorite breakfast foods, or pouring over rich desserts like cheesecake or pound cake. Make this homemade staple with just 3 simple ingredients!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 71kcal
Cost $10


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (about ½ a pint)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Combine blueberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook until sugar is dissolved and blueberries burst open, about 5 minutes. Mash blueberries with the back of a spoon.
  • Into a large measuring cup or container with a pour spout, strain blueberries from the syrup using a fine mesh sieve. Discard blueberry skins. Mix in lemon juice and allow syrup to cool completely.
  • Store in a glass bottle or jar in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Add to drinks, pancakes, yogurt parfaits, or drizzle on top of cakes to keep them moist.
  • Makes about 1 ½ cups simple syrup.


  1. Make sure to mash the blueberries well before straining. This is going to ensure your syrup has the best, sweet blueberry flavor and a smooth consistency.
  2. Use white granulated sugar. This recipe has not been tested with other sweeteners.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg