What’s the best thing to do with a large batch of blueberries that you’ve picked from your garden?
For me, it’s to make homemade blueberry syrup for coffee! The syrup is easy to make, and you can either use it right away or store it in the refrigerator.
If you’re looking to add a new twist to your favorite coffee drinks, this blueberry syrup recipe is a great place to start!
What is blueberry syrup?
Blueberry syrup is an easy homemade recipe that you can make in minutes. It’s made using white granulated sugar, blueberries, and a touch of water.
Blueberry syrup is made from boiling blueberries with sugar, then letting them cool down enough so it can be poured into reusable containers, like a Mason jar or a nice flask with a pouring spout.
Blueberry syrup absolutely tastes better than ever because of the smaller amount of sugar and added flavorings.
The flavor you get when using sweet blueberries in season is fantastic and can’t be compared to a store-bought version.
Which ingredients are used to make blueberry syrup for coffee?
Coffee syrups shouldn’t be hard to make, which is why this recipe for blueberry syrup uses just a few ingredients. Have a look below for all the components:
- White granulated sugar
- Cold tap water
Those three ingredients will make a sweet and delicious add-in for your favorite coffee.
White granulated sugar is the best sugar to use, as it has a fine structure. Because of the fine structure, the sugar will dissolve much quicker, which is perfect for this quick recipe.
The recipe is based on the classic 1:1 ratio of sugar and water used to make simple syrup.
When adding blueberries to this, you’ll make it even sweeter, and it’ll leave a striking blue color.
Below, I’ll talk more about which blueberries are best used. After that, I’ve listed the recipe and how you can store your homemade syrup the best way.
What kind of blueberries can you use?
Blueberries have an amazing sweetness and many flavors but not a lot of tartness, which makes them perfect for this syrup.
To make the syrup at home, you can use fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries.
I prefer using fresh blueberries when they’re in season. When the blueberries are in season, they’ll have a much sweeter taste.
The only downside to fresh blueberries is that they might be more expensive.
When using frozen blueberries, which (in most cases) is the cheaper option, make sure to defrost them beforehand.
I like to get a cup of blueberries from the freezer right before bed, so they’re defrosted the following day.
To make the best blueberry syrup for coffee, make sure to taste the blueberries before adding the other ingredients.
Fresh blueberries are usually a bit sweeter, so you might want to leave out some sugar.
The frozen blueberries tend to be a bit sourer, so you might want to add a bit more sugar to the mixture, depending on your flavor preference.
When you still find that it needs a bit of sugar after making the blueberry syrup, you can add some more to it and place it back on the stove.
Keep making adjustments until you’ve reached the perfect blueberry syrup for your taste!
- 1 cup (250 grams) of white granulated sugar
- 1 cup (250 grams) of cold tap water
- 1 cup (250 grams) fresh or frozen blueberries
Before beginning with the recipe, I like to collect all the ingredients. After that, it's time to jump into the recipe:
- In a small saucepan, combine the white granulated sugar, cold tap water, and blueberries.
- Place the small saucepan on the stove on medium heat.
- While continually stirring, heat the mixture.
- Lower the heat once the sugar has dissolved completely and the blueberries have gone a bit soft.
- Leave the mixture to bubble away for a few more minutes, so the berries are nice and soft.
- After the blueberries are super soft and the sugar has dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat.
- To make the blueberry syrup smooth, place a handheld mixer into the saucepan until the blueberries are super fine.
- You can also add the mixture to a blender.
- If, after blending, the blueberry syrup still has pieces of blueberry in it, you can sieve it until smooth.
- Transfer the smooth blueberry syrup into a resealable container or flask of choice and store in the fridge until use.
When using frozen blueberries, makes sure to defrost them before adding them to the saucepan.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Sugar: 20g
How long can you store blueberry syrup?
When making blueberry syrup at home, it’s best to store it in a resealable jar for optimal storage.
It’ll last much longer in your fridge before going bad. I like to place it in the coldest place in the refrigerator to ensure it stays as cool as possible.
Because lots of sugar is used, you can keep it well in the fridge for pretty long. I recommend sticking to a one-week maximum.
If you’re not sure if you’ll finish a batch by then, you can also make a smaller batch to begin with.
Then, after you’ve almost finished that small batch, you can make some more, and you can keep this going until you’re out of blueberries.
It’s a great way to ensure you’re using the freshest blueberry syrup, and it’ll also taste the best.
What coffee recipes can you make with blueberry syrup?
Wondering what coffee recipes you can use your blueberry syrup for?
Check out these great recipes:
- Blueberry coffee recipe
- Blueberry cold brew recipe
- Blueberry iced coffee recipe
- Blueberry iced latte recipe
- Blueberry latte recipe
I hope you enjoyed reading this article about making blueberry syrup for coffee. If you’re looking to make a quick and easy breakfast drink, then try this recipe!
It’s as simple as tossing the berries in some sugar and boiling them on the stovetop until they give off their natural juices. You can store it in your fridge or use it right away – whichever works best for you.
I’ve also given some advice on using fresh or frozen berries and the best way to store the syrup in your fridge.
Have you tried making your own yet? Let me know if any other questions come up as well!