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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe
- 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.
Ooh what a lovely idea! This would be a great sauce to use in so many ways, even atop of cheesecake – yum!
I didn’t even think about using it on top of cheesecake – what a great idea! Blueberry syrup over cheesecake would be absolutely delicious!
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!
I’m so happy I ran out of maple syrup that day, otherwise I’d never discover the homemade blueberry syrup! :)
This sounds great and would be so much better than a bought one! Thanks Melanie! :D
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!
Love pancakes for breakfast! Can’t wait to try this blueberry syrup! Pinned!
Thank you, Mira! Hope you enjoy it!
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.
As long as you have blueberries in the freezer, you can have blueberry syrup on demand – just add sugar and water and boil for 15 minutes! Enjoy!
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
Thanks Neil! The ratio for this syrup can’t get any easier – 1:1:1 (blueberries, sugar, water). Happy New Year to you too!
I love all things homemade and this syrup looks delicious. Amazing how simple it is to make!
The best recipes are usually the simplest :)
I love blueberry syrup on pancakes. This recipe sounds yummy and easy to make.
Melanie, I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year!
Thanks, Dawn! Happy New Year to you too!
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.
LOL I hear you on the “syrup monster” :) I buy those huge 1lb bottles of maple syrup, and it disappears really quick anyway!
This over ice cream would be everything! I love maple syrup but this would be lots of fun to mix things up.
Yes, homemade blueberry syrup over ice cream would taste amazing!
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!!
I love 3 ingredient recipes! I agree 3 is the magic number, as fewer than 3 doesn’t taste complete, and more than 3 gets more complicated :)
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!
Thanks Maureen! Happy New Year to you too! Yes, blueberry syrup over ice cream is a great idea – YUM!
This looks absolutely scrummy!
Thanks Tandy! Scrummy is a good word to describe it!
This would just be the perfect pancake syrup for me!
Thanks Peachy, glad you like it!
Being a Vermont girl I never would have dreamed of using anything other than maple syrup…but this looks too tempting to resist!
I hear they also grow great bluberries in Vermont – perfect for this syrup ?
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
I have a classic pancake recipe on this site – it’s under “Breakfast recipes” – give it a try, those pancakes are awesome!
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!
Out of maple syrup, and the whole family (husband and 3 kids) looking forward to pancakes! I just HAD to come up with something in this situation ?
What a beautiful syrup! I love how you made it just like that! Yummy!
Thanks Shelby! I’m happy that you liked it!
I think this syrup would make me happy! It looks so nice ♥
Thanks Summer! Pancakes with fresh blueberry syrup is a sure way to get in a good mood ?
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!
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!
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!
Yes, this pancake syrup tastes like a more liquid version of blueberry jam! If you boil it longer and all the water evaporates, it will turn into jam. It’s awesome on ice cream!
Have you tried to freeze this?
I haven’t tried to freeze this syrup, but I’m pretty sure it should freeze well!