Thursday, July 10, 2014

Homemade Blackberry Syrup

This fresh blackberry syrup can be used on snow cones and an array of other fun desserts

I call this my pretty post. Blackberries are so photogenic and the deep violet color of this homemade blackberry syrup is beyond gorgeous – nature at it’s best.

Every summer my daughter dusts off our snow cone machine and indulges in this refreshing summer treat on a daily basis. Just so she’s not always using sugar laden syrups, I’ll make a few fresh fruit syrups to keep her going all summer long (Fresh Raspberry Lemonade Snow Cones).

This fresh blackberry syrup can be used on snow cones and an array of other fun desserts

Making fresh fruit syrup is incredibly easy and isn’t just for snow cones. You can pour this bright and fruity syrup on pancakes, ice cream, yogurt, or make a soda by combining it with seltzer water.

I also couldn’t resist taking some pics of this Agapanthus blossom from my backyard. The purple hue perfectly matched the blackberry syrup and the warm afternoon sun shining through this beautiful flower, took my breath away. Aaah, summer.

I'm off for a family vacay next week, but will have more recipes coming your way the following week.

Homemade Blackberry Syrup

Recipe by Liz Hughes - Virtually Homemade
Add lime juice for a slightly sour kick
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 cups
  • 2 - 6 ounce container fresh blackberries, washed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine the blackberries, sugar and water. Heat on medium high until it boils and then turn temperature down to medium and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until blackberries are soft. 
  2. Remove blackberry mixture from heat and lightly blend with a hand blender (immersion blender) until berries are broken down.
  3. Pour syrup through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Stir in lime juice if desired, place in a jar and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

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