Simple Blackberry Syrup is great for so many things……Italian cream sodas and other drinks, topping ice cream, served over pancakes or waffles…… It’s so easy to make and can be a delightful gift as well!
I’m blackberry obsessed. Like I’ve said before, one of my favorite memories growing up was the great blackberry harvest every year at my house. We always had tons of jam, cobblers, pies…..everything!
One of my more favorite uses for blackberries lately is this super simple syrup. Simple syrups are just awesome. They are just that – sooooo simple to make. They store well, and they have an awesome flavor since they are made from real fruit. AND you can use fresh or frozen fruit. E-A-S-Y.
The other plus when I make this syrup, is then I strain out the fleshy fruit and use it for my new ice cream concoctions since I just got an ice cream maker recently. I’m kind of obsessed with it and don’t know why I didn’t buy it ages ago. Seriously, probably one of my top purchases in the last five years. (Am I still making ice cream in December, you ask? Well, yes. Yes I am.)
When I was pondering different gifts-in-a-jar to give away this year (and also for this little series that we’re doing), simple syrup was definitely at the top of my list! You can easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and make your gifts for everyone in just a short time! I bought little half-pint jars to store the syrup in this year. They seem like the perfect gifting size and I can decorate them up a little bit. See, I’m actually trying to be cute and crafty – nice, eh?
If you are trying to think of something simple, yet classy to give to your friends and family, give this blackberry syrup a try (or you can go with another flavor like raspberry or strawberry, just to name a couple).
Make sure to come back for more edible-gift-in-jar ideas over the next couple of days including a great round-up with ideas from other bloggers.
Simple Blackberry Syrup
- 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup water
In a small saucepan, combine berries, sugar, water over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil, and let boil for about 5-7 minutes.
Strain through a fine mesh strainer into glass jars with lid or other storage container(s).
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