There are times when I make a recipe out of curiosity and just get blown away by it. This is one of those times. Good grief I love this syrup!! Homemade Blueberry Drink Syrup is delicious, made from fresh or frozen blueberries, and easy to make! I don’t drink soda, there’s to much sugar and caffeine in it for me. I think I was in my twenties the last time I had one. My drink of choice is water. And I drink a ton of it.
I made two drinks with the blueberry syrup and both were outstanding. The first drink I made was Blueberry Tea. I brewed some unsweetened decaffeinated tea, put ice in the glass, a slice of lemon and 2 Tablespoons of the syrup. You could also make unsweetened lemonade and add the syrup to it and have blueberry lemonade. Wouldn’t that make the blueberry lemon lover in your house happy!
For the second drink I just used Spring water, 2 slices of lemon and 2 Tablespoons of syrup. One of the things I love about this homemade syrup is I control the sugar that goes into it, which should make moms very happy. This is also a wonderful alternative for those people looking to cut back on soda. How fantastic would it be to make this fruit syrup with other fruits and berries, it opens up a whole new way to have water, lemonade and tea flavored drinks. You can’t beat homemade. Enjoy!
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Homemade Blueberry Drink Syrup
4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2 cups water
1 cup sugar ( less sugar if you wish)
Place the blueberries in a heavy duty metal saucepan with the water. Using medium heat, bring the blueberries up to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Place a sieve or colander into a large bowl. Line the sieve or colander with cheese cloth or a doubled paper towel. Pour the blueberry mixture into the cheesecloth or paper towel. Using the back of a spoon, press the to release all the liquid. Discard the blueberry pulp.
Measure the blueberry juice, add a 1/2 cup of sugar (less if desired)) to each one cup of juice. Place the blueberry juice and sugar back into the saucepan, cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, cook for 2 minutes. Place the juice into a bowl and chill. After it’s chilled , pour into a covered jar. Store in the refrigerator.
Add 2 tablespoons to each glass of unsweetened ice tea , lemonade or spring water. Stir well, garnish with lemon.
Adapted from Food.com
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