When the Strawberry season hits, be ready with this versatile and satisfying recipe. Take the full, ripe berry, combine it with sugar, cook, puree, and you have a homemade treat for ice cream, lemonade, or waffles and pancakes.

Simple Strawberry Syrup
Make this simple Strawberry Syrup to pour over waffles & pancakes, ice cream, desserts, or even in lemonades and other drinks.
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  1. 2 cups Strawberries, hulled and sliced
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 1 1/2 cups water
  4. 2 lemons, juiced
  5. A pinch of salt
  1. Wash strawberries thoroughly. Trim off the tops, then slice.
  2. Place strawberries into a heavy bottomed sauce pan. Add water and sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium and cook for another five minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Puree with an immersion wand or in a blender (don't fill the blender up all the way, it might explode from the heat).
  5. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds and pulp.
  6. Return to the pan, add the lemon juice and salt. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat.
  7. Remove from the heat. Place into a metal container, and cool in the refrigerator.
  1. Once cooled, pour into a squeeze bottle and serve with pancakes, waffles, or Ice Cream.
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