Homemade Strawberry Syrup for Strawberry Soda
Have you ever made Strawberry Soda before? It is so fun about making your own, and it’s not full of preservatives, additives, and artificial dye. You’ll be glad to have it in your recipe repertoire.
Strawberry Syrup is a simple syrup infused with strawberries. It’s that simple. It’s a delicious way to add a sweet strawberry flavor to your favorite drinks. It is simple, really — why else would “they” call it “Simple Syrup”?
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED…..
- Frozen strawberries….You don’t need to defrost them, but the sauce will take a little longer to cook.
- Lemon juice
- Vanilla extract
- Chilled seltzer
In just 35 minutes you’ll be adding this flavored syrup to all of your beverages!
To get your homemade soda bubbly, you’ll need to use some good carbonated water like some of the following below. No soda machine is needed!
A few tips….
- Simmer for at least 10 minutes to let the strawberry flavor fully infuse.
- Decrease the sugar if it’s too sweet.
- Drain excess water from frozen strawberries
- Save the strawberry chunks for muffins or yogurts.
This strawberry syrup is really easy to make and it keeps for awhile in the fridge. Use it in sodas, on top of waffles, or in desserts.
Your kids will love a splash of it added into their water! Use this syrup in punches for birthdays, Valentine’s Day or your holiday parties.
Whichever storage container you choose, (mason jars work great) you’ll want to store this fruit syrup in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 2 weeks, or freeze in ice cube trays up to 6 months.
Making this strawberry syrup for Strawberry Soda is SUPER easy. Plus, you need only five ingredients. Scroll below and let me show you how!
- 16 ounces frozen strawberries…thaw the strawberries, remove excess water.
- 1 cup sugar
- chilled Seltzer
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- With a slotted spoon, scoop thawed strawberries into a medium pot and mash with a potato masher or fork. Pour reserved juices from thawed strawberries into a measuring cup. Add enough water on top of strawberry juice to equal 1 ½ cups of total liquid. Add liquid to pot with strawberries and bring to a boil, stir occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. Press down on strawberries with a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.Discard pulp. Return juice to pot, stir in sugar until dissolved, and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and skimming off any foam that may appear.
- Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.Store, covered, in the refrigerator.
- To serve, mix about 2 tablespoons of strawberry sugar syrup with about 8 fl. oz club soda (or lime/lemon flavored sparkling water). Serve cold or at room temperature.
- Adapted from Five Heart Home.