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Author Notes: Use this syrup to make milkshakes, pour it over waffles or pancakes, or add it to soda water to make a sparkling strawberry spritzer.
Makes aproximately 2 cups or 500 milliliters
- 4 to 5 cups hulled strawberries, cut in half
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
- Put all the ingredients into a medium pot with a lid and bring the mixture to the boil. Once boiling, continue to let it bubble with the lid on for 10 minutes.
- Strain the strawberries using a fine mesh sieve and press to release all of the liquid.
- Put this liquid back into the pot and bring it back to the boil, this time with the lid off. Allow it to cook for 5 to 10 more minutes, until it starts forming a syrupy consistency.
- Allow it to cool completely -- it will thicken even further -- and then pour it into sterilized bottles or jars. Keep it for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!