This collection of the best homemade syrup recipes is perfect for picking your next topping for pancakes, waffles, ice cream, desserts and so much more!
Homemade syrups are packed with so much flavour and goodness, they’re easily better than the store-bought versions! It’s also way easier to make your own DIY syrups than you’d think.
So, whether it's Pancake Day or not, check out your next drizzled delight below! There's also a section on suggested uses for your syrups too.
These fruit syrups are delicious and the perfect addition of flavour as well as sweetness. I love using a berry syrup on my breakfast pancakes or drizzling it over ice cream for something a little different.
1. Apple Syrup
Using real apples, this easy apple syrup tastes so fresh and full of flavour. It's deliciously thick and perfect for topping pancakes and other goodies. I mean, if it has fruit in it, it's basically healthy, right?
You can even add ¼ teaspoon cinnamon to the syrup as you cook it for that delicious sweet cinnamon apple flavour too - like apple pie in syrup form!
2. Blueberry Syrup
If you like blueberries, you’re going to love this easy homemade blueberry syrup recipe! With just four ingredients, it’s as simple to make as it is delicious!
3. Strawberry Syrup
IHOP move over! This syrup is SO easy, and you need only 4 ingredients! It’s perfect for pouring over the top of a big stack of fluffy pancakes.
4. Raspberry Syrup
Making this easy canned raspberry syrup recipe is a great strategy for using fresh or frozen berries. It's also great for both drinks and desserts!
5. Plum Syrup
This quick and easy Plum Syrup recipe is perfect for using in cocktails, mocktails and desserts. This recipe uses fresh plums, sugar and water (that’s it!) to create a deliciously flavored purple syrup! This recipe is a great way to transform plums into a sweet, versatile syrup.
6. Strawberry Lemon Syrup
This homemade fresh strawberry lemon sauce is so easy to make with just four basic ingredients and only two steps. The zesty lemon gives your sauce the perfect tangy hit!
7. Blueberry Lavender Syrup
Blueberry Lavender Syrup is a unique addition to cocktails, desserts, and more! This syrup comes together quickly and tastes amazing!
8. Peach Syrup
This homemade peach syrup can be enjoyed atop pancakes, waffles, ice cream, and more! It’s so easy to make and is a great way to use up fresh peaches.
9. Cherry Syrup
Make this 4-ingredient cherry syrup recipe at home. In 20 minutes you will have homemade cherry syrup to serve alongside cheesecake, in cocktails or as a topping for pancakes.
10. Orange Syrup
This homemade orange sugar syrup is amazing! It will take your pancake breakfast to a whole new level and you can also use it to sweeten your drinks.
11. Victoria Sponge Cake
Boost your immune system naturally with homemade elderberry syrup. Learn to make it the easy way in the slow cooker!
12. Apple Cider Syrup
Boiled cider is a simple one ingredient apple cider syrup that’s perfect for topping pancakes or yoghurt. It’s also ideal for infusing incredible apple flavour into baked goods.
13. Blackberry Syrup
Easy, homemade blackberry simple syrup. This drink syrup is made in under 20 minutes and can be added to cocktails, lemonades or teas. It's also great as a dessert topping too!
14. Mango Syrup
A delightful addition to any breakfast or dessert, Homemade Mango Syrup is easily made with fresh mango and has just 4 ingredients in it.
Sweet but with that amber caramel flavour, these thick syrups are great for desserts as well as sweetening your morning coffee!
15. Salted Rum Dulce de Leche
Use store-bought dulce de leche or make your own from cooking condensed milk. This easy salted rum dulce de leche adds something a little extra to your desserts.
I love using this for a boozy twist to your ice cream - great for an easy dinner party dessert!
16. Homemade Golden Syrup
Usually a store cupboard staple in the UK, golden syrup is perfect for topping desserts, ice cream pancakes, waffles and even Yorkshire puddings for a sweet treat. It's thick and rich, with that classic golden colour.
17. Toffee Syrup
This easy recipe for smooth and creamy Sticky Toffee Sauce will take you less than 15 minutes to prepare and uses just 5 ingredients.
Add a little kick of something extra to your sweet syrups with these spice-based syrups.
18. Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Check out how to make pumpkin spice syrup just like Starbucks at home! Both regular and sugar-free versions are available. The perfect Fall syrup, you can top your pumpkin pancakes with this sweet syrup!
You can also use this syrup in my pumpkin cake pops recipe!
19. Chai Syrup
This easy homemade Chai Syrup recipe is simple and perfect in coffee or tea, cocktails, pancakes, or drizzled onto your favorite desserts! It adds a delicious extra flavour!
From nutty to floral, these other homemade syrups are an exotic and delicious treat!
20. Chocolate Syrup
This incredibly easy homemade chocolate syrup is the perfect topping for all your favorite desserts! Make it without any corn syrup in less than 15 minutes! You won’t go back to buying store-bought ever again!
21. Cinnamon Brown Butter Pecan Syrup
This cinnamon brown butter pecan syrup is perfect for topping over pumpkin pancakes, waffles, or any breakfast recipe! It’s the best fall syrup recipe ever!
22. Buttermilk Syrup
This Homemade Buttermilk Syrup recipe will take your pancakes and waffles to the next level! It’s so easy to make and incredibly irresistible.
23. Honey Butter Syrup
This 2-ingredient honey butter syrup is amazing on pancakes, waffles, and french toast. It’s an all-natural alternative to pancake syrup ready in under two minutes.
24. Lilac Syrup
Capture the essence of lilac in a small bottle of lilac syrup and enhance your drinks or plate with the spring flavor of heaven! Add a deliciously elegant flavor to your desserts with this pretty syrup.
25. Maple Syrup (from trees!)
Ok, so this may not be possible for everyone, but have you ever wondered how to make your own real maple syrup from actual trees?! I know I've always been curious.
26. Spiced Vanilla Syrup
Spiced Vanilla Syrup is a rich and creamy syrup with a blend of cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg that make this a delicious addition to the brunch table that’s perfect for smothering pancakes, waffles, and more!
It also makes a great gift in a jar!
27. Creamy Maple Syrup
All it takes is 5 simple ingredients and 10 minutes to make this Creamy Maple Syrup. Perfect for pancakes, waffles, or French toast!
28. Maple Vanilla Pancake Syrup
This is one of my favorite DIY syrups for pancakes and takes just minutes to make! It's a blend of maple and vanilla for the perfect crowd-pleaser syrup to top your pancakes and waffles with!
🥞 Suggested Uses
Ok, so there are a million things you can do with your homemade syrups. Personally, I love pouring them over breakfast - think pancakes, waffles, french toast, yoghurts, oatmeal, granola... you get the idea!
Another great way to use your easy syrup is to top your desserts with them. I love syrup pudding (just check out my treacle pudding!) so why not pour syrup over a cake as soon as it comes out of the oven and serve hot? Helps to keep your cakes moist and give them flavour too!
You can also use your syrups in different drinks, from cocktails to coffee!
For some great ideas on different types of store-bought syrups, check out my article on the best substitutions for golden syrup. You can also use many of these syrups in this collection of the best golden syrup recipes too!
🍯 More Sweet Ideas!
If you’re looking for more sweet ideas, syrups and toppings, why not check out some of these other sugary recipes!
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