Simple Triple Berry Syrup Recipe (made with frozen berries!)

By Alexandra Caspero on January 14, 2021
Berry syrup made with frozen berries. Low-sugar and packed with antioxidants.
Makes ~1 1/2 cups

Triple Berry Syrup made with frozen berries! The perfect topping for french toast, pancakes, ice cream and more! Low-sugar and packed with antioxidants.

Is there anything better than a pile of homemade french toast with this triple berry syrup? I don’t think so. Especially during these chilly winter months, a plate of this french toast is a must for lazy weekends. 

Since it’s not peak berry season, I’m taking advantage of frozen berries to make this syrup. I rely a lot on frozen fruits and vegetables when texture doesn’t matter; it’s a great way to save money, and more often than not, frozen contains more nutrients than fresh.

Frozen foods don’t continue to ripen once they’re processed; they’re picked and frozen at the peak of ripeness. Think of nutrients in a bell curve; as produce ripens so does the availability of vitamins and antioxidants. As it transitions from perfectly ripe to overly ripe, nutrient availability declines.

Using frozen berries also allows this syrup to be made for pennies compared to using fresh.

Triple Berry Syrup

What you’ll need

For this simple berry syrup, you’ll need the following ingredients: 

  • 2 cups frozen berries; I used a mix of blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. 
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
The beauty of this recipe is it comes together quickly using simple ingredients, including frozen berries. However, if you find yourself swimming in fresh berries come summertime, you can use those as well! Fresh blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries or a mix of both will all work well in this recipe. 

You can sweeten as little or as much as you want with the maple syrup. When I make this for my kids, I tend to only use a tablespoon or two but when I make this for company then I use all three tablespoons. I suggest adding to taste. 

Even with the addition of pure maple syrup in this recipe, it’s a fraction of the amount of added sugar in most syrups. 

Triple Berry Syrup

How to make this homemade berry syrup recipe

Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon and smash any large berries as they cook. 

Once the mixture has come to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes until reduced and thick enough to cover the back of a spoon. The longer you cook this syrup, the thicker it will be without having to use any additional thickeners, like cornstarch or arrowroot starch. 

We love this as is but you can also puree the syrup with an immersion blender or regular blender with a splash or two of water for a smooth syrup option. 

Enjoy warm or at room temperature. As it cools, it will continue to thicken. 

Triple Berry Syrup for French Toast

What to serve with this syrup recipe

Hands down, my favorite way to enjoy this syrup is with my simple vegan french toast recipe. For a truly decedent treat, try this jammy syrup with my peanut butter syrup for a layered peanut butter-and-jelly effect. One, or both, are incredible on pancakes, ice cream, French toast, waffles, or anywhere you would use berries.

If you have any extra sauce, place it in an air-tight jar. It will last up to a week in the refrigerator! For any leftovers, you can stir into yogurt or make banana nice cream and swirl in the syrup after making. 

Try it on: 

Vegan French Toast
Chia Pancakes
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Orange Olive Oil Cake
Sourdough Waffles
French Toast Casserole

Nutritional Information

So how does this syrup stack up to traditional breakfast syrup? Each 2 tablespoon syrup contains only 14 calories with 5.5g of sugar. Most other breakfast syrups contain 100 calories per 2 tablespoons with 25g of sugar.

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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Triple Berry Syrup

Triple Berry Syrup

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes ~1 1/2 cups
  • Category: syrup, sauce, breakfast
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Triple Berry Syrup! The perfect topping for french toast, pancakes, ice cream and more! Low-sugar and packed with antioxidants.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes ~1 1/2 cups
  • Category: syrup, sauce, breakfast
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Makes ~1 1/2 cups
  • Category: syrup, sauce, breakfast
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place the above ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Use a wooden spoon and smash any large berries up a bit.
  2. After the mixture has come to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes until it reduces and is thick enough to cover the back of a spoon.
  3. Enjoy warm or cold.

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This recipe was first posted in 2015 and updated in 2022. 

Triple Berry Syrup! The perfect topping for french toast, pancakes, ice cream and more! Low-sugar and packed with antioxidants. #vegan #vegetarian | www.delishknowledge.com

Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Bellarose
      February 2, 2022 AT 8:12 pm

      20/10 stars it’s AMAZING! I’ve made it twice in the past two days I put it on everything! Ice cream, pancakes, and I even stir some into milk and it’s DELICIOUS!!!! This is my favorite recipe ever for syrups thank you SOOO much!!!

    2. Penelope
      February 26, 2021 AT 4:39 pm

      Love this recipe! Used it on pancakes and as a filling for a lemon 2-layer cake. It does take a while to thicken up. I had to add cornstarch to quicken the process.

    3. Deanna
      May 20, 2020 AT 7:24 am

      This Triple Berry Syrup was amazing, and just the very addition I needed to send my Muffin Bread Pudding to the next level of delicious.

      1. Alex
        May 24, 2020 AT 10:50 am

        Oh, that sounds delicious! We love this syrup as well.

      2. Alex
        May 20, 2020 AT 8:19 am

        Glad you liked it! Thanks Deanna!

    4. Julie | Small Green Kitchen
      August 4, 2015 AT 6:15 pm

      I think every day should be the weekend and we should have this gorgeous french toast and triple berry syrup for breakfast every day. Sound perfect? I think so! This is absolutely amazing, Alex!

      1. DK
        August 6, 2015 AT 8:33 pm

        Ha! I second that 🙂

    5. You are adorable- and make me want to stay home and cook this up right now! I love using frozen berries too- such a lifesaver and $$ as well. I hope you are enjoying Hawaii!