Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Strawberry Grapefruit Syrup -Homemade, Recipe

Strawberry Grapefruit Syrup -Homemade, Recipe
I’m trying to use up a lot of the things in my fridge this week, so I used a couple strawberries and a grapefruit to made this syrup. It’s really delicious over ice cream, but I bet it’d be great on waffles and pancakes too!
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 large strawberries
  • Juice from 1/2 a grapefruit
In a small pot, combine the sugar and water. Place it over low heat, stirring occasionally. This will create a simple syrup to act as our sweetener and our base.

While that is heating up, hull and dice up the strawberries. Chop them into small pieces, they don’t need to be perfect because we’ll mash them later. Once all of the sugar has dissolved, add them to your pot of syrup. Then, squeeze the juice from half of a grape fruit into the pot. (You can also use lemon or lime if you have them on hand, but it will change the flavor.)

Let this cook down, stirring occasionally, until the berries have become soft. (About 15-20min on low) Once the strawberries reach the desired softness, mash the berries with a potato masher. At this point you can let your syrup cook down to your desired thickness. (Thinner syrups are great for adding to sodas or lemonades. Thicker ones are better for ice cream and cakes.)
This syrup is delicious and full of flavor. The tangy grapefruit prevents it from being overly sweet and it enhances the flavors of the berries. (This recipe makes enough to fill a half pint mason jar.)
Like me on facebook to keep up with all my adventures!

No comments:

Post a Comment