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Homemade Blueberry Syrup

Delicious homemade blueberry syrup made with only three ingredients. Perfect for pancakes, waffles, or even over ice cream!

blueberry syrup in a small glass jar

I recently discovered Costco — I know, where have I been?  We got a membership a few months ago but I wasn’t really utilizing it fully.  I finally got a chance to go sans children and go up and down every aisle to see everything they offered.  I told my husband that I was “just going to browse” and he quickly quipped back that we don’t have money for that.  Ha — apparently he knows me too well, because I came home with about $50 worth of fruit.

They had SO much organic produce to choose from.  I came home with mangoes, cherries, blackberries, and blueberries.  They had gorgeous flats of strawberries and plums that smelled fresh from the farm, but I had to draw the line somewhere. 

Fruit is one area that I don’t mind buying in bulk because my family goes through it in no time.  Turned out though that I had already bought blueberries from our local grocery, so I had PLENTY of blueberries to go around.  I decided to use some of them up in this delicious homemade blueberry syrup.

blueberry syrup drizzled over waffles on a plate

What’s in Blueberry Syrup?

To make this homemade blueberry sauce, you’ll need the following:

  • Blueberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Lemon juice

bowl of blueberries, bowl of sugar, and a lemon cut in half

How to Make Blueberry Syrup

  1. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

blueberries in a sauce pan with sugar

blueberries cooking in a saucepan

cooked blueberries in a saucepan

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?

I imagine you could use frozen berries to make this homemade blueberry syrup, but I’ve only used fresh before so I can’t say for certain. Frozen blueberries may result in a more watery syrup.

Ways to Use Blueberry Syrup

There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy homemade blueberry sauce. Think: blueberry pancake syrup, waffle syrup, and more! If you need some ideas on how to use this blueberry syrup, here are some of my family’s favorite ways to eat it:

plate of waffles with blueberry syrup

Tips for Making Homemade Blueberry Sauce

There’s no need to add any water to the saucepan. The blueberries burst quite quickly and release plenty of juices on their own.  

Note that I don’t strain this homemade blueberry syrup when I make it. The skins break down enough while cooking in the saucepan that I don’t notice them when enjoying this syrup.

I imagine you could freeze homemade blueberry syrup and thaw it in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to eat.

blueberry syrup in a glass jar next to a stack of waffles

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blueberry syrup in a small glass jar

Homemade Blueberry Sauce

4.47 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Stir continuously until the blueberries begin to darken and bubble; reduce to a simmer, and cook until most of the berries have burst, about 8 to 10 minutes.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 34.5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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Thursday 6th of August 2020

made 8/2020, delish. vanilla bean ice cream in a glass/jar, tiny splash of milk, drizzle of this, stir well and voila! blueberry milkshake, omg...


Thursday 11th of June 2020

Hi! I haven't tried this recipe, but it does look delicious! Is there any way to make this healthier? I mean, can I substitute the granulated sugar for a more natural sweetener, like coconut sugar or honey? Thanks!

Lauren Grant

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Summer in a bowl! Love this syrup, we served this over some lemon poppyseed pancakes and it was fantastic!

Tawnie Kroll

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

I made this for my waffles today and it was incredible! Thank you!


Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Where did you get the adorable lil pitcher?

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