Raspberry Simple Syrup

Raspberry Simple Syrup

Learn how to make this super easy raspberry simple syrup using only 3 ingredients. It only takes minutes to prepare and is super veritable. Use it in drinks, over waffles, in your cakes and much more.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Easy
  • Summery
  • Versatile
  • Only 3 simple ingredients most have at home

Ingredients needed for raspberry syrup

For this recipe you will only need 3 simple ingredients:

  • Sugar: Usually you use granulated sugar. Cane or brown sugar would work too but will slightly alter the syrups flavor. I encourage to play with the different sugars and use them for different recipes!
  • Water
  • Raspberries: Be sure to wash them beforehand to get rid of any insects or dirt.
Ingredients Raspberry Simple Syrup

How to make raspberry simple syrup in only a few steps

Add all the ingredients to a medium sized pot.

Bring to a simmer on medium heat.

Whisk till the sugar has dissolved and the raspberries fall apart.

Let cool before filling into a clean jar.

If you want an extra clean bottle, then read this post on how to sterilize your bottles. This will ensure that your bottle is completely clean and therefore lengthen your products shelf life.


Add different herbs to the mixture and infuse the syrup for at least 1 hour.

Storage and Shelf Life

You can keep your syrup in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Freeze the syrup in an ice cube tray to always have it on hand.

If you want to make your syrups shelf life extra long then there are 2 steps you can follow to ensure that. First you can make sure your bottle is extra clean my sterilizing them properly. Second, add some citric acid during the cooking process. Citric acid is a popular ingredient to make syrups or similar products as it helps preserving it even longer.

Serving suggestions

Alright you made your syrup but now you might ask yourself what can I make with raspberry syrup? Raspberry simple syrup is super versatile! You can use it for

  • Cocktail & mocktail: This raspberry syrup is perfect for any drink! Have it in plain water, in your cocktails or a mocktail.
  • Coffee: If you like your coffee sweet you could try a new flavor variation with this syrup! My friend is obsessed with this combo!
  • Breakfast: Have it over your waffles and pancakes
  • Dessert: Add it to creams, tiramisus, drizzle over ice cream & baked goods or soak your cake layers in the syrup

If you want to have a thicker consistency for pancakes, cakes, etc. you will want to use a 1:2 ratio and cook it a few minutes longer to reduce it all down till you get the consistency you are looking for.

Variations of this raspberry simple syrup

This raspberry syrup recipe is just an infused simple syrup. My favorite way to switch it up is to infuse the syrup with some herbs like thyme or rosemary. This gives it an extra flavor that is perfect for cocktails, mocktails or my personal favorite, lemonade!

Frequently asked questions

Q: Can I use this raspberry syrup for cakes?


Q: How can I make simple syrup thicker?

A: If you are looking for pancake syrup like consistency then you simply will have to reduce the amount of water, so you have a 1:2 water to sugar ratio. For this recipe this would mean half a cup of water with one cup of sugar.

Q: Can I use this raspberry syrup recipe for cocktails?

A: Absolutely! Simple syrups are perfect to add to any drink and cocktails are definitaly my favorites. I can only recommend playing with different drinks and adding them some extra flavor. Start off with simple drinks like a gin tonic and simply mix in 1/2 – 1 tbsp of the syrup depending on your taste. Here is my elderflower gin tonic recipe you can use a reference and simply replace the elderflower syrup with any other simple syrup.

Q: How much simple syrup should I use in my drink? 

A: Whenever I make a drink with simple syrup, I usually start off with half a tablespoon of the syrup for every 3dl (10 ounces) liquid. Now that is not sweet at all, yet which is what my family usually prefers. However, better be save than having an overly sweet drink!

As a general rule for every 3 dl (10 ounces) add 1/2 tablespoon of syrup and increase up to 2 tbsp to your liking.

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Raspberry Simple Syrup

Raspberry Simple Syrup

Learn how to make this super easy raspberry simple syrup using only 3 ingredients. It only takes minutes to prepare and is super veritable. Use it in drinks, over waffles, in your cakes and much more.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine International
Servings 1 serving
Calories 835 kcal


  • 1 Pot


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 125 g raspberries


  • Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan.
  • Bring to a boil on medium heat and cook till the sugar has dissolves and the berries are soft & falling apart.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Using a sieve strain the syrup into a clean glass bottle or jar. Use a spatula or spoon and press the raspberries into the sieve to get all the juices out.
  • Tightly close the bottle or jar and keep in the fridge.


Learn how to properly sterilize your bottles in my post!

Your Notes


Calories: 835kcalCarbohydrates: 214gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 193mgFiber: 8gSugar: 205gVitamin A: 41IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Condiment, Easy, Quick, simple syrup, Summer
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