Homemade Syrup Recipes

Silver Post Medal for All Time! 433 Posts
May 8, 2012
Homemade Strawberry Syrup on PancakesThis is really easy and good, even the pickiest eaters will like.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Mapleine


Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add white sugar, brown sugar and mapeleine. Stir until all sugar is dissolved and remove from heat. Let cool. Pour in syrup bottle. Keep in fridge.

Servings: 1/2 quart
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Source: Magazine, can't remember which one.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
January 12, 2019

This is a delicious syrup that's easy to make. It's meant to be something rather decadent, but can also be a miracle worker to have around when someone's got a cold or flu. I love to use a teaspoon stirred into my hot teas, drizzled on my yogurt, or as a substitute for syrups on my pancakes and waffles.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
September 3, 2012

I learned this recipe many years ago from a good friend. Very nice syrup!


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August 11, 2009

I would like a simple easy recipe for homemade pancake syrup that doesn't go quickly to sugar. Thanks folks.

By Pati Mishler


August 11, 20090 found this helpful

I make our own maple syrup with 1 cup water, two cups sugar and 2-3 tbs of 100% maple syrup. I don't know how long it would take to crystallize. One rule to avoid this is never mix batches of syrup. I made the mistake of adding a new batch to a small amount leftover from the last one and it crystallized.


I also like to make strawberry or blueberry syrup with 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2 tbs cornstarch and a cup of berries.


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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

I read somewhere to add a small amount (teaspoon) of vinegar to prevent crystallization.


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
August 13, 20090 found this helpful

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp. maple flavoring

Boil until temperature is 200°F on candy thermometer. Cool and store in airtight container.


I've found refrigerating helps keep it from crystallizing as quickly as when stored in a cabinet.

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