Add summery sweetness to your favorite drinks, breakfasts, and desserts with this simple Watermelon Syrup recipe! 2 ingredients + 15 mins.
There's something about the flavors of summer that can instantly brighten your day and put a smile on your face.
And when it comes to capturing the essence of this delightful season, few things can beat the luscious taste of ripe watermelon.
Whether you're sipping on a refreshing beverage, enjoying a stack of pancakes, or treating yourself to a scrumptious dessert, a drizzle of Watermelon Syrup can take your culinary creations from ordinary to extraordinary.
With just two simple ingredients and a few minutes in the kitchen, you can whip up this versatile Watermelon Syrup that will become your new go-to condiment.
The combination of fresh watermelon cubes and sugar creates a harmonious blend of sweetness that perfectly complements a wide range of dishes.
I'm a huge fan of making homemade syrups for drinks, desserts and breakfasts. Be sure to try Blackcurrant Syrup, Lemon Syrup, Cherry Syrup, Easy Chai Syrup and more! Check out this list of Homemade Pancake Syrup Recipes.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This recipe is incredibly easy to follow, requiring just two basic ingredients and minimal effort.
- The Watermelon Syrup can be used in a variety of ways. It's an excellent addition to beverages like lemonades, cocktails, and mocktails. Drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, or French toast for a sweet twist on breakfast. You can even use it to add a delightful touch to ice creams, sorbets, and fruit salads.
- When the temperature rises, there's nothing quite as refreshing as the taste of watermelon. This syrup encapsulates the spirit of summer in each drop, bringing a burst of sunshine to your taste buds.
- Straining the syrup from the watermelon cubes leaves you with a bonus treat. You can use the sweet watermelon cubes as a topping for various dishes, reducing waste and adding extra yumminess to your meals.
- Watermelon: The star of the show! Choose a juicy, ripe watermelon for the best flavor. It's fine if there are seeds.
- Sugar: The sweetener that enhances the natural sweetness of the watermelon.
- Water: To help create the syrup and blend the flavors together. You can use filtered water for the best taste.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Follow this step-by-step photo tutorial, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and method.
Add the watermelon, sugar, and water to a pot over a medium/low heat and stir.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
Place a sieve over a bowl and carefully pour in the syrup to strain out the watermelon (tip: you can save it and serve the sweet watermelon cubes on ice cream, yogurt or pancakes!).
Allow the syrup to cool and pour into a sanitized bottle or jar.
Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
- Watermelon Lemonade: Mix the Watermelon Syrup with freshly squeezed lemon juice and chilled water for a refreshing and vibrant lemonade.
- Pancake Drizzle: Drizzle the syrup over a stack of fluffy pancakes and top with some watermelon cubes and a dollop of whipped cream for a decadent breakfast treat.
- Cocktail Mixer: Shake up your favorite cocktails with a splash of Watermelon Syrup. It pairs wonderfully with vodka, tequila, or rum-based drinks. I love it in a gin and tonic.
- Ice Cream Topping: Take your ice cream or sorbet to the next level by drizzling some syrup on top and adding a sprinkle of crushed nuts or chocolate chips.
Store: After preparing your Watermelon Syrup, allow it to cool completely before transferring it into a sanitized bottle or jar. Seal it tightly and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
The watermelon syrup's consistency will thicken slightly as it cools.
Absolutely! The Watermelon Syrup adds a unique twist to your pancakes and can be used as a delightful alternative to maple syrup.
While fresh watermelon is preferred, you can use frozen cubes in a pinch. Just make sure they are thawed before cooking.
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- 1 cup ripe watermelon cubes
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Add the watermelon, sugar, and water to a pot over a medium/low heat and stir.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
- Place a sieve over a bowl and carefully pour in the syrup to strain out the watermelon (tip: you can save it and serve the sweet watermelon cubes on ice cream, yogurt or pancakes!).
- Allow the syrup to cool and pour into a sanitized bottle or jar.
- Refrigerate 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.