How About We Make Blackberry Syrup?!

100_3995With all the blackberries this year, we have been able to make so many of the long dreamed of goodies we have wanted (and craved) for the last few dry years. One of the things we have been wanting is Blackberry Syrup.
There are so many things you can use this sweet liquid for… Serve over pancakes, waffles, and ice cream. You can also use it for snow cones, chocolate coffee, and even add as a twist in your barbecue sauce.

I even have a few fantastic readers sending me some awesome recipes and I will share a couple of simple ones you can use Blackberry Syrup in at the end of this post. So here is  our syrup..

Blackberry Syrup

3-4 pounds blackberries
2 pounds sugar
1/2 tsp lemon zest (or juice)

100_4002Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to boil. (stirring often)
Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. The longer you simmer the thicker it will get or you can add a couple tablespoons of cornstarch. I like mine thinner most of the time.

Remove from heat and mash berries I use a potato masher.
Let mixture cool 15 to 20 minutes. Press fruit mixture through a sieve with the back of a large spoon to remove seeds and pulp.
Cool and store in bottle or canning jar in fridge. You can store for up to 6 months, but it doesn’t last that long around here.

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Now here are a couple of other ways to use this awesome syrup.

Blackberry Salad Dressing

  • 4 Tbsp. Blackberry Syrup
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp.Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper

In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper as needed and toss with your favorite salad.  (Thanks Sarah H. For this recipe)

Blackberry Mojito

Blackberry Mojito – In a tall glass, muddle 10 mint leaves and four lime wedges sliced from half a lime. Fill glass with ice, 1.5 ounces of rum, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 1/4 ounce of blackberry syrup, top with soda water and stir. (My friend Joanne sent me this but we are not sure where it originated. I would love to credit the author so let me know)

 Blackberry Sparkling Water

Fill a glass with ice, pour in sparkling water, add 1 or more tablespoons of Blackberry Syrup (to taste), stir, and enjoy!

I think it is time for some Ice cream so I will talk to ya later!

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45 Responses to How About We Make Blackberry Syrup?!

  1. Terry says:

    My Hubs would love this!! He is so blackberry everything. bet it tastes great on the ice cream.
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  2. Jaime says:

    My mom has made blackberry syrup before – it’s so good! The salad dressing recipe looks really good, too!
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  3. Debbie L. says:

    Your syrup sounds delicious!! Pinned Over pancakes — YUM!

  4. I have never had blackberry syrup, but it sounds amazing!! I want to try it.
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  5. Ooooh, yum! That sounds amazing! I think we’ll have to grow some blackberries next year!
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  6. I love Blackberry anything. Straining out the seeds can prove challenging but so worth the effort. That is just a sweet taste from heaven. Thank you for sharing. Yum!
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  7. Kay Adeola says:

    Yum,Thanks for this.We will have plenty of blackberries this year but they will not come out for a little while yet.I love anything I can make out of blackberries.
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  8. Jessica says:

    Yum! That is probably so good on homemade pancakes with a little whip cream and fresh berries.

  9. Liz Mays says:

    I wish I had plentiful blackberries here! All of this sounds really yummy, especially that blackberry syrup!
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  10. I found a recipe for blackberry syrup infused into a BBQ sauce a while ago. It sounded awesome and would be a great application for this!
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  11. That sounds good! It would be perfect on waffles!
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  12. I’ve not previously been a fan of flavored syrup, but this sounds delicious. I may have to try it!

  13. MommaDJane says:

    My daughter loves the darker berries. I’m a strawberry favor but she loves blueberries and blackberries. I bet she would love the syrup on ice cream too.
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  14. Rosey says:

    Sounds good to me. I love flavored syrup and blackberry is just delish!
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  15. Yummy! We made something similar a few years ago and it was so wonderful. We wanted to eat pancakes every day.
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  16. I’ve never thought to make this! My mom has tons of blackberry bushes at her house. I will share this with her!
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  17. That is awesome, sounds nice to go on waffles and pancakes too!
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  18. Rebekah says:

    Thanks for this! I’ve been wanting to make my own for awhile now.
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  19. Oh this looks divine! I must try this out!

  20. Tami says:

    Blackberry Mojitos…I am so in!! I have been adding blackberries to my salads to amp up the taste. (I am not a big fan of salads).
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  21. Mickey says:

    Ooh, that sounds awesome over ice cream. I used to have berry syrups over ice cream when I was little.
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  22. I never thought to make a salad dressing out of blackberries, but it sounds great. Would be great for summer salads.
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  23. This syrup sounds amazing! My hubs would love this in some ice cream.
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  24. Veronica says:

    I would love to make my dressing out of blackberries. That ought to be yummy
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  25. Jessi says:

    I love blackberry syrup on my pancakes!
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  26. Great idea! Looks yummy. I’ve never made anything like this either but want to try!

  27. I’ve never had blackberry syrup before. It sounds yummy. Homemade must be even better than the processed one.
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  28. Katrina says:

    I never thought to make my own syrup, but its a great idea. Sounds very yummy!
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  29. Dina says:

    I did that with blueberries last year. We used it on pancakes. YUM>
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  30. All of those recipes sound delicious. Didn’t know you could make so much with blackberries.
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  31. Lori says:

    I bet that tastes delicious on ice cream. I will have to try it sometime!
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  32. I have never had black berry syrup but this sounds like it would be amazing on Ice cream…
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  33. Kiwi says:

    You must of picked a LOT of blackberries! I love blackberries so keep the ideas coming…I am interested in a blackberry mojito now!
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  34. Mmm, this looks delicious. I’ve never tried blackberry syrup.
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  35. Amanda H. says:

    I have recently become a fan of blackberries! I’d love to add this to pancakes or ice cream!
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  36. I love fruit-flavored syrup. I’ve never tried making Blackberry Syrup. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  37. Rachael says:

    I love blackberries. I’d love to make a blackberry mojito.

  38. All of that sounds so good. Especially the mojitos and sparkling water.
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  39. Char W. says:

    Out of all of these I would definitely love the blackberry salad dressing.

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  41. I’ve never had a flavored syrup like this before. Thanks for the recipe!
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