Blueberry Ginger Syrup, a quick 15-minute simple syrup recipe made with fresh blueberries. Add a drizzle of sweet blueberry syrup to your next drink or baked good!
Do you love a touch of sweetness in your fruit-flavored drinks, or a little fruit syrup drizzle on your morning pancakes? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve perfected a blueberry-infused simple syrup that has only 3 ingredients.
Ready to learn how to make a DIY blueberry simple syrup? Let’s do it!
This simple syrup is as easy as it gets, with only 3 key ingredients:
- Blueberries: Blueberries serve as the base of this syrup, providing a sweet fruit juice that’s perfect in lemonades, teas, and baked goods.
- Sugar: Finely granulate sugar or caster sugar is best for simple syrups, as the sugar granules are very small and will dissolve easily in the juices to create a syrup. Brown sugar can be used, but the additional molasses and larger sugar granules will slow down dissolving and will also change the flavor profile of the syrup.
- Water: Water adds liquid to the syrup and as the sugar dissolves it thickens and combines with the blueberry juice.
- Recommended tools: We recommend using a small saucepan with a pour spout for making simple syrups. A fine mesh strainer is also important if you want a smoother syrup without pieces of blueberries. Airtight syrup jars are also key for storing your syrups safely.
🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Heat blueberries to release their juices
First, add the blueberries to a small saucepan over low heat until they begin to pop and use a spoon or fork to smash the blueberries so they burst and release their juices.
2️⃣ Step Two: Add sugar and water
Once the blueberries have released their juices, add sugar and water and bring the heat up to a medium simmer.
Cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken up and become a syrup texture.
3️⃣ Step Three: Let the syrup cool and strain liquid
Once all of the blueberries have burst and the sugar has dissolved into the liquid, remove the sauce pan from the heat and let it cool for about 15 minutes.
Then pour the sauce through a fine mesh sieve to strain out the blueberry pulp. This pulp is actually editable, so throw it in your morning smoothie or oatmeal for a blueberry fiber treat.
Alternatively you can also keep the blueberries bits and use an immersion blender to blend the blueberries so the syrup is smooth and without small pieces of fruit.
❓ Questions + quick tips
Frozen blueberries can be used to make blueberry simple syrup. Simply add frozen blueberries to a pan with water and sugar and heat until the blueberries have thawed and then burst to release their juices.
Liquid sweeteners like maple syrup or agave syrup can be used in place of granulated white or brown sugars in homemade simple syrup.
Simple syrup can be frozen in either a jar or into ice cubes and kept frozen for up to two months in an airtight bag in the refrigerator. They can then be thawed and used in your favorite drinks or recipes.
👉 How to serve
Need ideas for how to serve this blueberry simple syrup? Try it out in one of these tasty treats:
- Make a blueberry matcha latte. Add a pour of this syrup for a blueberry twist to your green matcha drinks, like our Iced Matcha Blueberry Latte.
- Swizzle into sparkling water. Pour a small amount into plain sparkling water for a refreshing sip.
- Add a drizzle to your morning yogurt or oats. Syrups aren’t just for drinking, they can also add a pop of flavor to your favorite foods like oatmeal or yogurt bowls.
🧊 How to store
Storing syrups is easy and they’re a great “make once, enjoy for months” treat. Here’s how to store this blueberry syrup:
- Room temperature storage: Simple syrup can be stored in a jar with an airtight container at room temperature in a cool, dark place for up to one month.
- Refrigerator storage: To make your syrup last even longer, store in the refrigerator and enjoy it for up to two weeks.
- Freezer storage: Simple syrups can be frozen and thawed for later use, for up to 1-2 months. We suggest freezing simple syrups into small ice cubes in silicon ice trays that can then be thawed for individual use.
🥤 More simple syrup recipes
Want more fruity simple syrups? We’ve got you covered:
- Traditional Simple Syrup
- Pineapple Ginger Syrup
- Orange Simple Syrup
- Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
- Sage Simple Syrup
- Jalapeno Simple Syrup
- Pear Simple Syrup
- Blackberry Simple Syrup
Blueberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- First, heat blueberries in a small saucepan of low heat until they begin to burst and release their juices. While it's cooking, use a fork or a wooden spoon and mash the cooked blueberries so they burst and release their juices.
- Next, add sugar and water to the pan, bring to a medium simmer, and cook until the sugar has fully dissolved (about 5-10 minutes) and the sauce thickens.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from heat and let cool (about 15 minutes). Then pour the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or sieve to remove the fruit pulp, or use an immersion blender to blend the syrup until it's smooth.
- Make smoothies with the leftover pulp: Save leftover blueberry pulp to use in smoothies, oatmeal bowls, or in baking.
- Recommended tools: small saucepan with a pouring spout, fine mesh strainer or immersion blender, syrup storing jars