Strawberry Simple Syrup

This 3-ingredient Strawberry Simple Syrup is incredibly easy to make, and will elevate any homemade drink or cocktail! I like to use it in this Strawberry Iced Tea.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry simple syrup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 , makes about 1.5 cups
Calories 106kcal


  • 8 oz strawberries, stems removed and sliced (1.5 cups, measured)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Combine the strawberries, water, and sugar in a saucepan set over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes, until the liquid is deeply red and the strawberry are soft.
  • Strain the strawberries out from the simple syrup, making sure not to press down on the strawberries. Otherwise your syrup will be cloudy.
  • Chill the strawberry simple syrup in the fridge for an hour or two until cold*, then enjoy! 


*If you're in a rush, you can chill it faster by putting the container in an ice bath.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g