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Make Strawberry Syrup Using the Tops

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes


4 Cups



About the Recipe


  • 4 cups of strawberry tops

  • 3 cups of sugar

  • 3 cups of water


This recipe makes a huge bottle full. I like to use this syrup on my homemade waffles. I also make a lot of Non-alcholic drinks during this summer and this strawberry syrup will definitely come in handy!


Begin by taking the tops and placing them in a stockpot. Pour enough water to cover and turn the heat up until it reaches a boil.

I added 4 cups of strawberry tops, 3 cups of sugar, and 3 cups of water. Let it come to a boil and boil for about 10-12 minutes. Then, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

When it has finished simmering, strain the strawberry tops from the juice. 


This can be canned like strawberry jam. Grab clean canning jars and lids and place them in a hot water bath until they are fully heated. Once hot, take the jars out carefully and begin spooning the hot syrup into the hot jars. Leave 1/2″ headspace for Weck jars and 1/4″ headspace for Ball jars.

Once the lids are on and the hot water bath is ready, gently place the jars in the pot. Make sure that the jars are covered with water. When the hot water bath has reached a boil, process jars for 10 minutes.

Lift the jars out of the canning bath after about 10 minutes and let them rest on the counter. If using the standard canning lids there will be a popping sound. That sound lets you know it is sealed.

But, if you are like me, you can skip this step if you don't want to can it, Just simply put it into an airtight jar and place it in the refrigerator. It will last about 3 weeks in the fridge.

As I said before, it makes the perfect simple syrup to make delicious drinks with!

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