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Raspberry Syrup is a simple 3 ingredient recipe that is perfect for pancakes, waffles, ice cream.. The possibilities are endless! Made in minutes, you’ll never purchase Raspberry Syrup again!

raspberry syrup on a stack of pancakes

Homemade Pancake Syrup

Raspberry syrup for waffles and pancakes might just be one of the greatest ways to enjoy your stack of fresh and fluffy breakfast foods. Although this simple raspberry syrup also makes an incredible addition to some raspberry lemonade, making it a pretty versatile recipe. You’re going to love all of the raspberry syrup uses you come up with!

With this raspberry syrup recipe being so easy to make, you’ll have all the reasons to whip up a fresh batch (even when fresh raspberries aren’t in season). Using frozen raspberries in the syrup can help you to stay frugal and happy even in the off months because it’ll be cheaper than buying a small container of fresh.

This simple raspberry syrup recipe is just 3 ingredients and only takes a few minutes. You can have a pot full of freshly made syrup finished in about the same time that it takes to make your pancakes or waffles (maybe even sooner). With a simple, delicious, sweet and tangy sauce like this colorful raspberry syrup, how could you ever switch back to maple syrup?

Raspberry syrup on pancakes

What’s in Raspberry Syrup

  • Raspberries: You can use either fresh or frozen raspberries for this recipe. This makes it a perfect recipe any time of year! 
  • Sugar: We will use granulated sugar for this recipe. The raspberry to sugar ratio is 2:1. 
  • Water: The water is used to thin the syrup so it is pourable. 

How to Make Raspberry Syrup

To make raspberry syrup, you’ll need a small sauce pan and your stove top. Your raspberries, sugar and about a tbsp of water are added to the sauce pan and cooked over medium heat until the raspberries have broken down and the sugar has dissolved. 

The raspberry to sugar ratio is 2:1- meaning you need double the amount of raspberries as you do sugar. For example, 2 cups of raspberries to 1 cup of sugar, or 1 cup of raspberries to 1/2 cup of sugar.

Once the raspberries and sugar have broken down into a thick jam, add water to thin it out a bit. Add 1 tbsp at a time. Lastly, run the syrup through a fine mesh strainer to filter out the seeds, if desired.

pancakes cut with raspberry syrup

Can You Freeze Raspberry Syrup?

This simple raspberry syrup can be frozen. You’ll want to keep it in an airtight container that allows a little room for expansion. Use syrup within a year. To use simply thaw by placing the container inside of the fridge overnight, then use cold or reheat what you’re using so that you can enjoy warm raspberry syrup.

different recipes that can be made with raspberry syrup

How to use your Raspberry Syrup

How to store unused Raspberry Syrup

Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

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Raspberry Syrup

Raspberry Syrup is a simple 3 ingredient recipe that is perfect for pancakes, waffles, ice cream.. The possibilities are endless! Made in minutes, you'll never purchase Raspberry Syrup again!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup sugar
  • water, up to 1/4 cup


  • Add the raspberries, sugar and 1 tbsp of water to a saucepan. Combine over medium heat until the raspberries have broken down into a syrup. The raspberries will be very soft and mushy.
  • Add up to the remaining 1/4 cup of water to adjsut the thickness and stir to combine.
  • Run the syrup through a fine mesh strainer to filter out all of the seeds.
  • Allow the syrup to cool completely before storing in the fridge. Can be used on pancakes, in raspberry lemonade, on ice cream, cheesecake.. the possibilities are endless!


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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