Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe For Pancakes Or Ice Cream

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This delicious homemade blueberry syrup adds a wow factor to the homemade pancakes.  Pour this warm and sticky blueberry syrup all over the pancake stack, and watch this dark purple sweetness forming waterfalls and lakes on your plate!  You’ll be tasting every single one of those real blueberries in the syrup, with their flavor so sweet and intense!  This blueberry pancake syrup is a true heaven for all the blueberry lovers!

Homemade Blueberry Pancake Syrup Recipe

The fact that people don’t commonly make their own pancake syrup from scratch doesn’t mean it’s difficult to do so.  In fact, homemade blueberry syrup is one of the easiest recipes you could find!  This particular blueberry syrup recipe uses just 3 ingredients: water, sugar and blueberries.  All you need to do to make syrup is combine these three ingredients in a small pot and boil for 15 minutes – that’s all there is to it!

Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe For Pancakes

I came across this blueberry syrup recipe by accident.  I cook almost every day for my family, but it was my first time making blueberry syrup.  We always have maple syrup with our pancakes, so I just never felt a need for any other syrup, let alone making the syrup myself.  Until one weekend I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast, got the whole family excited about the pancakes and then realized that we were out of maple syrup :)  I didn’t want to let everyone down by not having pancakes, so I thought – is there a way I can make a pancake syrup myself?  I had a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer, and that’s how the idea for the homemade blueberry pancake syrup was born.  Water and sugar boiled together turn into sugary syrup when some of the water evaporates, and when you add blueberries to the mix, it turns into blueberry syrup!

How To Make Bluberry Syrup Recipe

You can use fresh or frozen blueberries – it really doesn’t matter which ones you will use because they’ll be cooked in a boiling water.  My favorite part of this blueberry syrup are the actual whole blueberries – it is so exciting to have real blueberries in a real blueberry syrup on top of pancakes on your plate!  And to have a true blueberry fix, pour it over homemade blueberry pancakes!  This pancake feast with a cup of coffee – doesn’t get any better than that!

Homemade Blueberry Pancake Syrup Recipe

You can store the leftover syrup, covered, in a refrigerator for up to a week.  If the syrup gets too thick, you can thin it by adding a little water and stirring.  You can warm it in a microwave or simply serve cold.  This homemade blueberry syrup is not limited to just pancakes – you can serve it with waffles, french toast, or as a sweetener for smoothies, tea or cocktails!  Blueberry syrup also tastes amazing served over ice cream!

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Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

This delicious homemade blueberry syrup is made with real blueberries! It uses only 3 ingredients and is made in just 15 minutes - super easy!
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Combine blueberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and boil uncovered for 15 minutes, or until the water is reduced by half.
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  1. 5 stars
    I loved blueberry syrup as a kid, what a great idea to make it at home! And I have totally been in the situation of running out of syrup, it is such a bummer – but being able to whip up this syrup would make it all better. Looks perfect, Melanie!

    1. Absolutely! If you look at the ingredient label of store-bought blueberry syrup, it’s frightening how many chemical additives are there. Homemade is so much better – you know exactly what ingredients go into it, and it’s so much tastier too, and it has real blueberries!

  2. The sauce looks really amazing, so dark and glossy, I would love to try it. I have lots of blueberries in the freezer so it is only a matter of time.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m one for just grabbing the maple syrup out of the fridge too when it comes to something to put on pancakes, or something different from honey to go on my porridge at the weekend.

    I love this super simple delicious recipe. I often struggle with getting the quantities right, for the right consistency in syrups or sauces, so this is a “must have” recipe for my Pinterest. Thanks!

    Oh, and Happy New Year when it comes! :D

  4. Gah! This is perfect for our home. My husband is a syrup monster (as in, would you like pancakes with your syrup,sir?) and it drives me crazy as how fast we run out — especially since I like to bake with it. We always keep frozen blueberries in the freezer, so I’m totally making this for him.

  5. This looks fantastic, Melanie! And with only 3 ingredients, you’ve totally won me over! It seems 3 really is the magic number when it comes to cooking. And I love that it only takes 15 minutes to make, too :) I think this syrup is going to take our Sunday morning pancakes to the whole next level!!

  6. 5 stars
    I love pancakes for breakfast but I love blueberries even more. This is a great way to get two things I love on the same plate.

    Happy New Year!!

    p.s. I think Laura’s idea of this syrup over ice cream is brilliant!

  7. I love the look of your pancakes! I’ve never made blueberry syrup but now I know I must try this. When I was growing up my mother used to make us blueberry pancakes from a recipe a friend in the US had given her – they were the best! I wish I had that recipe and I could serve them with this syrup. Happy New Year to you and your family, Melanie xx

  8. Out of maple syrup?!? That would be like the worst realization ever! But I love how you didn’t let that slow you down and created this delicious blueberry syrup. Now I want to go up and make pancakes just so I have an excuse to make this syrup. Haha!

  9. First of all, I love how evenly browned your pancakes are! Mine never turn out that way. And this syrup…what a great treat! Happy New Year!

    1. Happy New Year to you too, Monica! The secret to evenly browned pancakes is the pancake griddle! My pancakes get burned quite often on a regular frying pan, but are always perfect on a griddle – it really makes a huge difference!

  10. I love love love homemade pancake syrups! It almost feels like making jam without all the fuss. I think I would use this on ice cream, too!

5 from 5 votes

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