Make this easy Blackberry Syrup recipe in 15 minutes with just 2 simple ingredients. Use it to add a burst of amazing flavor to desserts, pancakes, ice cream, drinks, and much more!
If you still have more blackberries to use up, be sure to also try them in Blackberry Pancakes, Blackberry Muffins, Blackberry Compote, and Blackberry Cookies. I love how many versatile recipes I can make by picking them from the hedges!
If you're looking for a recipe to make with all the blackberries you've picked, then be sure to try this Blackberry Syrup!
Homemade fruit syrup is always a good staple to have around in the house.
Not only can it be used for desserts like cakes, muffins, or ice cream, it also works well to flavor sweet breakfasts such as oatmeal, parfaits, and pancakes.
You can use any fruit to make a simple syrup including your favorite berries. This recipe uses fresh blackberries to make a sweet simple syrup in just 15 minutes or less!
You’ll simply cook down blackberries (fresh or frozen) in a pot with water and sugar until the berries are broken down and have released all of their flavors.
The fruit mixture gets strained to reveal a sweet and fruity syrup with a natural purple color that looks beautiful drizzled on any treat.
This was inspired by my other fruit syrup recipes on this site, including Raspberry Syrup, Blueberry Syrup, and Strawberry Syrup. You'll love this blackberry syrup drizzled over a stack of Blackberry Pancakes, or used in a Bramble cocktail.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
There are no strange ingredients or preservatives like you would find in store-bought fruit syrup, just fruit, sugar, and water!
The entire syrup comes together in 15 minutes or less.
You can use fresh in-season blackberries or use frozen blackberries to make this syrup.
Blackberry syrup can be used on both desserts and breakfast foods making it super versatile.
It's a homemade alternative to Torani or Monin blackberry syrup.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this blackberry syrup recipe!
- Blackberries - You can use fresh or frozen (thawed).
- Granulated Sugar - Helps to sweeten up the syrup and complement the natural sweetness of the blackberries.
- Water - Bulks out the thick syrup making it easily pourable or drizzled onto foods.
- Fine-Mesh Strainer
- Sanitized Jars or Bottles
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this blackberry simple syrup recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare the blackberries: Make sure to wash the blackberries to get rid of any dirt or impurities. If you’re using frozen blackberries, make sure they are thawed before using.
Boil the ingredients: Add the blackberries, sugar, and water to a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.
Simmer the syrup: Reduce the heat to a simmer for 10 minutes to allow the blackberries to break down.
Strain the blackberry syrup: Place a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl or container. Carefully pour the contents of the saucepan into the strainer to strain the liquid from the fruit until all liquid is in the container. Using the back of a spoon or a potato masher, press the blackberries into the strainer to extract as much liquid as possible.
Cool and store: Cool the syrup for at least 10 minutes before pouring into sanitized jars or containers. Once fully cooled, store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
When making any homemade simple syrup, use filtered water for the purest taste.
Blackberries have lots of bumps which can mean there may be dirt trapped inside. Make sure you soak and wash your blackberries before cooking down into a syrup.
If you're using frozen blackberries, make sure they are thawed before boiling and simmering.
Sanitized jars or containers are best for simple syrup as they prevent the growth of any bad bacteria.
If your blackberry syrup has too many fruit particles, it may need to be strained twice.
Sweeten up a Cucumber Collins Cocktail with a bit of blackberry flavor.
Drizzle over Strawberries and Cream or Peaches and Cream for extra fruity taste.
Pour into a glass of ice and sparkling water or club soda, for a Blackberry Soda.
I love the taste of blackberries and chocolate together. Try this syrup poured over homemade chocolate ice cream.
Serve as the syrup for Vegan Pancakes or Vegan Waffles instead of maple syrup.
I love to use this syrup to add flavor to Vegan Cheesecake or NY Cheesecake. You could also add a little to a Cookie Cheesecake Parfait.
You can use a mixture of your favorite berries to make this syrup including blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry for a mixed berry simple syrup.
I love adding another layer of flavor by using a flavor extract such as maple, almond, or vanilla extract. Lemon extract makes a great combination with blackberries, too!
For a deeper caramel flavor, use brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar.
To Make Gluten Free: This recipe for blackberry simple syrup is made with gluten-free ingredients.
To Make It Vegan: To make this syrup vegan, make sure your sugar is made with 100% vegan ingredients. Check the sugar as some non-organic sugars (usually in the United States) aren't vegan as they're filtered through bone char.
Storing: Blackberry syrup will stay fresh in a sealed sanitized jar or container for up to 2 weeks if stored in the fridge.
Freezing: Fruit simple syrup can be frozen for up to 3 months if stored in an airtight container with enough room to expand. Freezing in glass jars is not recommended as they may break when thawing. Thaw in the fridge overnight for best results.
Blackberry season is from May to September. The peak of the season is June and July. If you can’t get blackberries in season, you can use frozen blackberries.
No! Because there is added sugar in this syrup recipe, it will balance out any natural tart flavor of the blackberries. this is a thick, sweet syrup.
1-2 tablespoons of blackberry syrup can be used in one serving of a drink. This also depends on the size of the drink and personal taste preference. Taste and adjust as you go.
I hope you love turning blackberries into syrup! Be sure to check out these other simple syrup recipes too.
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- 1 ½ cups (190g) blackberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup (200g) white granulated sugar
- ¾ cup (180ml) water
- Add all ingredients to a pot.
- Stir it together, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blackberries break down.
- Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl or jug and pour in the mixture. Press the blackberries into the strainer to extract as much blackberry syrup as possible.
- Allow the mixture to cool, then pour into a sanitized jar or bottle and keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
Fantastic syrup and the perfect recipe. I had the perfect produce for it! We love it on pancakes!
We went blackberry picking the other day and I loved making syrup with them. Perfect for Sunday morning pancakes.
I use this in apple juice in my soda stream... By fizzing up the apple juice, then adding this syrup, the syrup must be cold first and expect it to foam up but IT'S SO GOOD! 😋
It will soon be blackberry picking season here in Scotland so saving this recipe as looks so good.
Loved the recipe! I didn't know blackberry syrup was so easy to make!
We have tons of blackberries in the freezer as they grow wild on our property. Can I use frozen blackberries?
Absolutely, just thaw them first!