This Homemade Blueberry Syrup is the perfect topping for pancakes, ice cream, pound cake, or many other sweet treats. And it couldn’t be easier to make!
When I see fresh blueberries I can’t help but think of Madame Blueberry from The Veggie Tales. If you’re unfamiliar with Madame Blueberry, let me fill you in. She was a hoarder in fruit form. She liked The Stuff Mart and everything in The Stuff Mart. So much so that she filled her tree house to the brim with stuff. All kinds of stuff. Her house became so full that the whole tree which her house built on bent over to the ground, and, well … it didn’t end all that good for Madame Blueberry. I think she learned her lesson.
I’ve acted a bit like Madame Blueberry for the past few weeks when it comes to blueberries. I can’t help but grab a pint or three when I see the plump little blue berries at the grocery store. It’s like they’re calling my name, “Pick me! Take me home!” And I do.
A delicious homemade Blueberry Pie sure hit the spot, but I found myself short on time (but not on berries) earlier this week and needed to quickly use some of the blueberries before they were past their prime. So I made this super easy homemade Blueberry Syrup. And when I say super easy, I mean super easy. Simple ingredients simmer together to create a beautiful sweet syrup that will take any stack of pancakes or bowl of plain vanilla ice cream to the next level. Or how delicious would warm pound cake with warm blueberry syrup drizzled over the top be? Oh my goodness, so yummy!
It’s such a lovely color too! Deep vivid indigo. So pretty! I think Madame Blueberry would approve.
This Blueberry Syrup can be served warm or store covered and refrigerated up to a week until ready to serve.
- 3 cups blueberries (about 1 pound of fresh)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugars, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for about 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.