Homemade Fresh Strawberry Syrup (Sauce) is as easy as throwing the 4 INGREDIENTS into a pot and letting them simmer and it tastes positively heavenly! This crazy delicious Strawberry Syrup makes ice cream, pancakes, waffles, crepes, cheesecake etc. taste GOURMET with little effort! I love serving this for company!
Fresh Strawberry Syrup
‘Tis the season of strawberries! Strawberry season always makes me so excited because it means summer is just around the corner! Which means, warm beach days, warmish beach water (at least warm enough for a spring suit, I’m a wimp), and for Carlsbad locals and Legoland tourist, it means fresh strawberry picking in the strawberry fields!
Rows and rows of fresh, plump, sweet strawberries, just begging to be plucked and appreciated…
I think I can do that.
So what do you do with all those hand-picked fresh strawberries you might ask? (or store bought fresh strawberries that were picked for you? 🙂 )…
Make Fresh Strawberry Syrup!
Strawberry Syrup pairs perfectly with ice cream or even better – an ice cream brownie sundae (insane!), on top of cheesecake, in slushies as well as instantly elevates any pancake, waffle, crepe or French toast into something you would pay an arm and a leg for at an overpriced French cafe, which you gladly do because every bite of sweet syrupy goodness is practically priceless.
Priceless I tell you.
But wait! You can indulge your entire family or brunch guests to gourmet dining by making this Fresh Strawberry Syrup in your own home, simply by simmering 4 ingredients in one pot – doesn’t get any easier than this!
And in 15 short minutes, you have this…
Which then can drown this Angel Food Cake and Cream Cheese French Toast – my personal favorite way to eat this mouthwatering Fresh Strawberry Syrup – you don’t want to miss it!
Just one quick note – this Strawberry syrup is completely customizable as far as thickness and strawberry chunkiness go. If you like syrup with slightly more defined strawberries, (as in pictures), dice your strawberries larger. If you like your strawberries almost unrecognizable (as in the Video), dice strawberries smaller. Both are completely delicious, one is just a little chunkier and the other smoother. You can also add your syrup to a blender and puree until smooth for extra smooth Strawberry Syrup – just be sure you let the steam escape from a corer of your blender cover or it will explode AKA the only time you will not like Strawberry Syrup.
You can also customize the thickness/consistency of your Strawberry Syrup by simmering longer for thicker Syrup/Sauce or for thinner Syrup, simmer less time or stir in water at the end of thickening just until its your perfection.
Now go douse this Strawberry Syrup perfection on everything!
Syrup adapted from Paula Dean
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