Easy homemade blueberry syrup is a sweet treat that is perfect for adding to ice cream, topping cakes and French toast, or just eating with a spoon. This is such a delicious way to make things sweeter.
Blueberry Sauce Recipe
There’s nothing better than a bowl of vanilla ice cream with warm blueberry syrup right on top.
The thick, rich, and delicious recipe has a delightful taste, is super easy to make, and the whole family will love it.
For this recipe, I started off with frozen blueberries, but you can also use fresh ones. Either choice will work perfectly and both have amazing flavor!
Ingredients For Easy Blueberry Syrup Recipe
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
- White sugar
- Corn starch
- Lemon juice
- Lemon zest (optional)
How To Make Blueberry Syrup
- Add the blueberries to a saucepan and cook until the juices are released and the blueberries soften.
- While the blueberries are cooking, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon to a small bowl and mix.
- After the blueberries have cooked and softened, add the sugar mixture to the saucepan and mix well.
- Continue to cook for several minutes until the blueberry syrup thickens.
- Pour the lemon juice and zest into the saucepan, mix, and serve.
Step-By-Step Instructions For Homemade Blueberry Syrup
Start by adding the blueberries to a saucepan.
I used frozen blueberries, but you can also use fresh blueberries for the recipe.
If you use frozen, you will just have to cook them a little longer.
Cook the blueberries for about 10 minutes on medium heat, or until the blueberries release their juices and the berries soften.
You can see in the picture above how the blueberries will begin to look as you cook them.
While the blueberries cook, grab a bowl and add the sugar.
Next, add the cornstarch.
The cornstarch is going to help thicken the syrup as it cooks.
Now, add the salt to the bowl.
Add the ground cinnamon to the bowl and mix the ingredients together.
Once the blueberries are soft, add the sugar mixture to the saucepan, and mix well.
The cooking time is about four to five minutes or until the syrup thickens. Be sure to stir occasionally to keep the syrup from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Finally, pour the lemon juice into the pan, as well as the lemon zest, and mix.
The lemon zest is optional.
Once the blueberries are done cooking, you can pour it into a jar and save for later, add right on top of ice cream, or pour on top of pancakes as pancake syrup.
The recipe makes an amazing addition to French toast, plain pancakes, or an ice cream topping. Give it a try!
More Delicious Desserts
- Homemade strawberry syrup – this is a great recipe with fresh berries. It’s perfect for any occasion.
- Blueberry pie with frozen blueberries – talk about one delicious pie. The crust is flaky and the whole blueberries are out-of-this-world delish.
- Lemon blueberry cake – the cake is perfect for parties, potlucks, and anytime you want a fresh and decadent treat.
- Copycat Starbucks lemon loaf cake – lemony, moist, dense, and oh-so-good.
- Easy lemon meringue pie – this is a recipe, with a few simple ingredients, that has been around for generations. Made with sweetened condensed milk, you can’t go wrong.
Easy Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe
Check out the recipe card below, grab the ingredients, and start cooking! This is a sweet dessert and such an easy recipe for any occasion. Plus, it’s a great way to dress up other desserts.
Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your syrup on the Pinterest Pin! If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!
- 4 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
- Add the blueberries to a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the juices are released and the berries are soft.
- While the blueberries cook, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix.
- Add the sugar mixture to the berries after they are soft and mix well.
- Cook another four to five minutes or until the syrup is thick, stirring occasionally to keep the blueberries from sticking to the pan.
- Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and lemon zest and stir.
- Pour into clean jars or add to a treat.
The easy homemade blueberry syrup recipe makes about two cups.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 508Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 297mgCarbohydrates: 130gFiber: 8gSugar: 104gProtein: 2g
Nutrition is approximate.