Mixed Berry Syrup Recipe - The Carefree Kitchen (2024)

By Jill Baird · Published June 8, 2023 · Updated March 22, 2024 · 28 Comments

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This Mixed Berry Syrup is a perfectly delicious topping for pancakes, waffles, French toast, ice cream, and so much more. Berry Syrup adds a serious blast of flavor to every bite and only takes about 10 minutes to make. It's an easy fruit syrup recipe, perfect for any breakfast, brunch, or ice cream topping.

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Homemade Fruit Syrup

If you’ve never made your own berry fruit syrup for pancakes, or your favorite breakfast recipe, get ready to have your world rocked! This recipe for berry syrup is a far cry from the berry pancake syrup that you buy at the store, and it is so incredibly simple.

This Mixed Berry Syrup can be made with any of your favorite berries. If you happen to be lucky enough to have berry bushes in your yard, by all means, make berry syrup with those! But, this is also a great recipe to use up any berries that you have sitting in your fridge that you know aren’t going to last much longer. Even frozen berries will work great.

More good news is that because of the high sugar content, this syrup lasts for quite a while so feel free to double the recipe. You can store leftovers in the fridge for up to a month, or in the freezer for much longer. Once you taste this, you'll be making berry syrup for years to come.

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What to Eat with Berries Syrup

Homemade Berry Syrup is delicious served hot or cold. You can add it to just about any dessert or sweet breakfast dish. It’s a no-brainer that it tastes as berries on pancake syrup, waffles, and ice cream, but here are a few more recipes we love to enjoy it with:

  • Coconut French Toast
  • Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake
  • Raspberry Sweet Rolls
  • Orange Sweet Rolls
  • No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
  • Lemon Raspberry Parfait

Ingredients in Mixed Berry Syrup

  • Mixed Berries - you can use any combination of fresh or frozen blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries.
  • Sugar - we use regular white granulated sugar. You could substitute a touch of honey if you wanted, too.
  • Water - you’ll be adding water into the pot along with the sugar and berries, as well as a separate measurement of cold water to make a slurry with the cornstarch.
  • Cornstarch - this will help to thicken the syrup.
  • Lemon Juice - this balances the flavor of the sweet berries perfectly and helps set up the natural pectins in the berries while they cook.
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How to Make Mixed Berry Syrup

  1. Cook the berries and sugar. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the berries, sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then mash and stir with a potato masher while boiling for 2 minutes, or until the berries are soft and plump. (Optional: If you don't like seeds or chunks in your syrup, strain the syrup through cheesecloth to remove the seeds, then return to a clean saucepan.)
  2. Add the cornstarch slurry. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved; then, stir into the berry mixture along with the lemon juice and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute or until the mixture thickens slightly.
  3. Serve. Remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving on pancakes, waffles, French toast, or ice cream. Enjoy!
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Storing

  • Refrigerator: this Mixed Berry Syrup will last for up to 1 month in the fridge, as long as it is kept in a jar or another airtight container.
  • Freezer: you can also transfer the syrup to freezer bags and freeze flat for up to 6 months. To thaw, just transfer to the refrigerator overnight.

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Homemade Berry Syrup Recipe

This Mixed Berry Syrup is a perfectly delicious topping for pancakes, waffles, French toast, ice cream and so much more. It adds a serious blast of flavor to every bite, and only takes about 10 minutes to make.

Course Breakfast, Sauce

Cuisine American

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes minutes

Total Time 10 minutes minutes

Servings 12 people

Calories 78kcal

Author The Carefree Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Mixed Berries any combination of fresh or frozen blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Water cold
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the berries, sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then mash and stir with a potato masher while boiling for 2 minutes, or until the berries are soft and plump.

  • If you don't like seeds or chunks in your syrup, strain the syrup through cheesecloth to remove the seeds then return to a clean saucepan.

  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and cold water and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved, then stir into the berry mixture along with the lemon juice and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, or until the mixture thickens slightly.

  • Remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes before serving on pancakes, waffles, Frenchtoast, or ice cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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This Mixed Berry Syrup recipe is made with simple ingredients and a perfect berry syrup for pancakes, waffles, French toast, or ice cream. It adds a serious blast of flavor to every bite, and only takes about 10 minutes to make. You will love this fruit syrup recipe!

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  1. Kim Shalla

    Can this be made ahead and kept in the fridge?

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  2. Shirley

    Super easy! We are having friends from out of town and she loves Marion Berry Syrup. Instructions are very easy to follow. I’m thrilled with how yummy it is! Thanks for all your hard work.

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  3. Crystal

    Satisfyingly easy and quick recipe that was a hit with the kiddos. Making breakfast one morning and realized we were out of syrup. This recipe is absolutely delicious. Highly recommended as a must try!!

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  4. Angel

    Haven’t tried this yet but was wondering if it’d work as a flavor syrup for tea or will it be too thick?

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    • Jill Baird

      It has chunks of berries in it but you could strain the chunks out or even serve it with the chunks. It would be delicious in a drink!

      Reply

  5. Anna

    Hi there, any chance you've ever canned this?

    Thank you!

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    • Jill Baird

      I haven't ever canned this but I know it freezes really well.

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    • Lil

      Has anybody canned this syrup in the past? I mixed up the recipes and canned this yesterday. Not sure how the corn starch will hold being canned? I see no specific answer regarding ability to can this syrup.

      Reply

  6. Tami

    Have several containers of mixed fruit...papaya, pineapple and mango in juice. Could a fruit compote or syrup be made with this combination of fruit in the same manner used in this mixed berry syrup?

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    • Jill Baird

      I don't see why it wouldn't work. Any combo of fruit that sounds good to you should work great. You may need to add a little extra lemon juice to balance the sweet to tart ratio.

      Reply

  7. Jocelyn

    Great recipe! We made it with frozen mixed berries and put it over waffles (with whipped cream, of course). My kids loved it so much that my daughter is using in place of jelly for pb&j sandwiches. 🙂

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  8. Mel

    We have so many fresh marionberries here in Oregon! My kids LOVED helping make the syrup and having it on pancakes. I can't wait to try other berry combinations. Thanks!

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  9. Allison

    Absolutely delicious! We could just eat it off the spoon. Haha!

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  10. Carolyn M.

    My daughter and I just made this to put on top of our French toast, added a little cinnamon butter on the French toast and it was a perfect fall meal!

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    • Cheri

      Can you tell me ounce wise how much this recipe makes?

      Reply

  11. Tiina

    This looks yummy, how large is a serving?

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  12. Tammie Miller

    How long will this keep? Can you water bath can out or freeze it?

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    • sarahK@thecarefreekitchen

      Hi Tammie, thanks for your question! We've updated the recipe with an answer for you.

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      • Cheri

        I am making for gifts. Putting in 8 oz jars. How much ounce wise does this recipe make?

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  13. Mini

    Used this recipe to make berry syrup for my New York Style Cheesecake!! I filtered it as my husband doesn’t like seeds and kept the filtrate as jam for my toast. So yummy!! Thanks

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    • sarahK@thecarefreekitchen

      So glad to hear! Thanks for letting us know.

      Reply

  14. Melissa

    Hello! This recipe sounds great but you don’t mention how much corn starch to use. You also mentioned the water twice. Is it one cup of water each time or half the water at first and half the second time? Please update!

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    • The Carefree Kitchen

      I edited the recipe to show the cornstarch and water. You will want to combine 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons of cold water. Stir it with a spoon until smooth. When your fruit mixture is boiling, add the cornstarch/water mixture slowly while stirring. Add the lemon juice now too. The berry syrup mixture will thicken just a little. Hope this helps!

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    • The Carefree Kitchen

      Thanks for letting me know! I'll be sure to edit the recipe!

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    • AMY E HIGLEY

      I literally just made this for the first time. It was so good with my pancakes and super easy to make! Definitely keeping this recipe around.

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      • sarahK@thecarefreekitchen

        Thanks, Amy! We love hearing that!

        Reply

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