Simple Strawberry Syrup (for Pancakes)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A simple (and cheap) replacement for store bought.


  1. Combine geletin, cornstarch, and sugar in a large saucepan.
  2. Add water and stir to combine.
  3. Add strawberries and mash (I use my potato masher) to break into small pieces.
  4. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture boils.
  5. Continue to boil for 1 minute or until syrup thickens.
  6. Cool.
  7. Store in fridge.
  8. Warm syrup to serve.


Most Helpful

Does this turn into strawberry jello after a night inthe fridge? Yes it does! But NO matter! After warming it back up to pour over my sour cream pound cake it tastes just as FABULOUS this afternoon as it did last night when I served it to dinner guests. This is truly a delightful syrup and this recipe gives me enough yield for dinner dessert Friday night and pancakes Saturday morning!

Chef Two Hearts June 13, 2009

This syrup is very good. Next time I will halve the recipe because it makes too much for me and my husband.

longmd401 January 05, 2009

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