Blackberry Syrup Recipe

Blackberry Syrup

Blackberry Syrup Recipe

Get ready to embark on a rugged foraging expedition, harvesting wild blackberries to make blackberry syrup! Forget convenience; let’s make syrup-making an extreme sport, risking encounters with prickly bushes and feisty insects. Once you’ve survived the jungle, you can spend hours in the kitchen transforming these wild edibles into liquid gold. Get ready to redefine your understanding of practicality and embrace the wild side of breakfast condiments!

Recipe for Blackberry Syrup

Blackberry syrup is the versatile elixir that will revolutionize your culinary world! Forget about its basic applications like drizzling on pancakes or adding a splash to ice cream. Elevate your brunch game by introducing blackberry syrup to your morning tea or coffee; because who needs plain old sugar when you can add a hint of foraged wilderness to your daily caffeine fix? Feeling a bit adventurous? Try it in your cocktails; because nothing says adventure like a blackberry-infused margarita. And when you’re tired of ordinary over-the-counter medicine, why not experiment with a spoonful of blackberry syrup as the latest remedy for all that ails you? But wait, there’s more! Transform your pork into a gourmet masterpiece by marinating it in this ambrosial concoction. Why settle for a boring sauce made of apples when you can turn dinner into a blackberry-themed festivity? Who knew homemade blackberry syrup could be so overachieving?

Homemade Blackberry Syrup Ingredients

  • Blackberries: Blackberries are those little berries of wonder that do the heavy lifting, by making your syrup look convincingly purple. Because we’re all about aesthetics in the world of syrups.
  • Lemon Zest: Add a dash of lemon zest, because who wouldn’t want their syrup to have a hint of citrus sophistication? It’s like the black tie affair of condiments.
  • Sugar: Sugar is the unsung hero that takes this concoction from a tart disaster to a sugary delight. What’s the point of syrup if it doesn’t induce a sugar coma?
  • Lemon Juice: Lemon juice swoops in to add a touch of tanginess to the syrup of blackberries. Why should your taste buds ever get too comfortable?
  • Water: Water is the rebel of the group. It dilutes everything just enough to make sure your syrup isn’t mistaken for pure liquid candy. Balance is key, even in the world of sarcastically sophisticated syrup making.

Equipment Needed to Make Blackberry Syrup

There is no need to purchase tons of expensive equipment for making blackberry syrup, when all you need is a few pieces of equipment: (This list includes Amazon affiliate links.)

How to Make Blackberry Syrup

This recipe defaults to make 3 pints of blackberry syrup. You can click the 3x for the 1 gallon blackberry syrup recipe. Make sure to use fresh blackberry fruit from the garden!  Store-bought fruit has chemicals and preservatives, which can alter the taste of the fruit.

Blackberry Syrup Recipe

Blackberry Syrup

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Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 half pints


  • 8 cups fresh blackberries (about 2½ pounds per 1x)
  • 6 cups water (divided)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


  • Boil blackberries, 2 cups of water and lemon zest in a large saucepan for 5 minutes.
    8 cups fresh blackberries, 1 Tbsp lemon zest, 6 cups water
  • Strain the berries and lemon zest through a fine mesh strainer, SAVE the juice.
  • While the berries are straining, prep the mason jars, lids, and water bath canner.
  • Dissolve sugar in the remaining 4 cups of water and boil to 230°F.
    3 cups sugar, 6 cups water
  • Add the strained berry juice to the boiling sugar water. Boil for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add lemon juice.
    2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Ladle the berry juice into the jars, leaving at least 1/4" of headspace. Clean the brim of the jar, and apply lids and bands fingertight.
  • Water bath can half pints and pints for 10 minutes.
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Substitute Ingredients for the Syrups of Blackberries

  • Sugar-free: For a sugar free blackberry syrup recipe, you can substitute 1 cup of honey per the 2 cups of sugar (per 1x batch). You can also replace the sugar 1:1 with a sugar substitute like Splenda. Your taste buds will thank you for the confusion!
  • Cinnamon Spiced: Add a rebellious dash of cinnamon spice to your simple blackberry syrup! Throw 4 cinnamon sticks (per 1x batch) into the berries and water to boil. Throw out the cinnamon sticks when straining the blackberry pulp from the blackberry juice after boiling. Enjoy your leveled-up breakfast sauce!

Simple Uses for Blackberry Sauce

  • Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup: Nothing says “breakfast of champions” like drenching your morning carbs in a fruity symphony of blackberry sauce.
  • Ice Cream with Blackberry Syrup: Turn a plain ‘ol scoop into a blackberry sundae extravaganza.
  • Cocktails with Blackberry Syrup: Don’t settle for regular drinks, transform your beverages into a mixologist’s nightmare with a simple syrup. (Blackberry bourbon, anyone?)
  • Tea with Blackberry Syrup: Add a touch of rebellious sweetness and a luxurious twist to your once-dull cuppa.
  • Coffee with Blackberry Syrup: Your daily caffeine fix is just one blackberry away from sophistication.
  • Margaritas with Blackberry Syrup: Elevate your happy hour with a touch of berry-induced class.
  • Pork with Blackberry Syrup: Coat your meat in a symphony of sweet and tangy confusion.
  • Medicine with Blackberry Syrup: Trick your taste buds into thinking they’re sipping on a fruity elixir instead of something medicinal.

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