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Mulberry Syrup

A recipe for Mulberry Simple Syrup and several different ways to use this wonderful syrup. Make mulberry syrup while mulberries are in season and enjoy their gorgeous color and flavor for weeks after!

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Fresh mulberries recipe

This mulberry syrup is made from FRESH mulberries. It will not work exactly the same if you're starting with dried mulberries.

Sadly, mulberries are only in season one time per year, and they don't last long enough to be sold in most grocery stores. The best way to get them is to find a mulberry tree in a place where you are allowed to forage, and enjoy the beautiful foraged harvest!

More foraging recipes to try: Garlic Mustard Pesto

image of mulberries in a bowl

More homemade syrup recipes: Honey Ginger Syrup

Mulberry simple syrup

Making mulberry syrup is a great way to preserve the delicious and gorgeous little berries to enjoy in the future. Make a batch of mulberry syrup and use it in the recipes below. (Scroll down to see ways to use mulberry syrup!)

Mulberry syrup lasts in the fridge for at least 2 months, when stored in a clean glass jar, such as a mason jar

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This mulberry syrup is the base for my homemade mulberry ice cream recipe, and is the sweetener in my mulberry iced tea recipe. Because of this, I recommend making an extra large batch so you can use some as syrup, and use it in other delicious mulberry recipes!

Related recipe: Blackberry Bourbon Jam

What you'll need to make mulberry syrup:

To make mulberry syrup, you'll need fresh mulberries, sugar, water, and a few things from your kitchen:

  • A blender, or a small food processor. A personal blender would work too. This is to blend up the mulberries to release their juice. I have a blendtec blender (this one here) and I absolutely LOVE it.
  • A fine mesh strainer (such as this one). This is to strain the mulberry juice and get the pulp out for a smooth syrup.
  • A spatula (like these here). This is to help push all the mulberry juice through the mesh strainer.
  • A small sauce pan. This is to make the actual syrup.
  • A mason jar. To store the syrup.

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Related recipe: Cherry Syrup

Can you use dried or frozen mulberries?

This recipe won't work with dried mulberries, but it will work just fine with frozen mulberries! When mulberries freeze, some of their juice freezes in a small chunk at the bottom of the freezer bag or container. Make sure to use that frozen mulberry juice for the syrup too!

How long does homemade syrup last?

This mulberry syrup lasted for 2 months in my fridge in a small glass mason jar. It might have lasted longer, but we used it all up!

Make sure the glass jar you use is clean to ensure there is no bacteria being introduced into the syrup before pouring the mulberry syrup into the jar.

If you see any while fuzzy mold growing on the syrup, throw it out. Otherwise, it will be good!

Related recipe: Easy Pineapple Jam

How to use mulberry syrup:

Mulberry syrup is fantastic for:

Related recipe: Cherry Limeade

Also try these other mulberry recipes:

If you are luck to get your hands on a bunch of fresh mulberries, make the most of them! Try these delicious, easy mulberry recipes:

Have you ever had mulberry syrup? Do you like it? Let me know in a comment below! And don't forget to SHARE this recipe on Facebook and Pinterest:

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4.41 from 37 votes

Mulberry Syrup

Mulberry syrup is a delicious way to preserve fresh mulberries, and it can be used in lots of recipes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings (Makes 1 - 1.5 cups)
Author: Kate
Cost: $4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh mulberries
  • ¾ cup sugar

Instructions

  • Process the fresh mulberries in a blender, a food processor, or a personal blender for a few seconds, or until the berries are totally pulverized. Strain the juice through a mesh strainer into a bowl or directly into a small saucepan. Use a spatula to help you push the juice through the strainer. (You will have about 1 cup of juice and about ¼ cup to ⅓ cup pulp remaining). 
  • Add ¾ cup sugar to the mulberry juice in the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring once in a while, or until the syrup just starts to bubble. Remove from heat. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. 

Notes

Use mulberry syrup on pancakes, crepes, stirred into Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, spooned over ice cream, or added as a sweetened into iced tea.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal (4%) | Carbohydrates: 22g (7%) | Sugar: 18g (20%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

4.41 from 37 votes (33 ratings without comment)
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Carol

Monday 3rd of June 2024

Do you have to remove the little green stems?

Kate

Tuesday 4th of June 2024

No you don't. They're edible and they will get strained out since they won't break down as quickly as the soft berries.

Kai

Sunday 26th of May 2024

Easy Mulberry straining tip - if you have a carrot juicer machine, use it! Just toss the mulberries in the top and pure juice spins out with all the seeds and stems going into the pulp catch. I can make several gallons of clean juice for jelly in just a few hours.

Kathy

Saturday 24th of June 2023

I am wanting to make a BBQ sauce with my mulberries. What are everyone's thoughts on this. Just want to try something different with them.

Kate

Monday 26th of June 2023

Should be delicious!! Use the syrup to sweeten homemade BBQ sauce.

Stephanie

Sunday 24th of July 2022

Easy and DELICIOUS! We have about 5 gallons of mulberries in my deep freezer so I will be making a lot of this. Making the ice cream recipe next.

I'm thinking about making a big batch of this and canning it to store at room temp. Have you ever tried that?

Barbara

Thursday 22nd of June 2023

My post above is not very clear but I had something popping up on this blog while typing. What I meant was make sure jars are hot(I put mine in a pot and boil a few min). I also boil the lids for a min. Pour hot syrup into hot jars and all will seal. Once sealed these can be stored in a cool place and will be good for years. I make applesauce the same way. I use pickle jars or any jars with a lid. I also use canning jars.

Barbara

Thursday 22nd of June 2023

@Stephanie, I do that all the time with syrups - make sure hard are hot and pour hot syrup into hot jars. Close with hot lids. The hard Will deal and s syrup can be stored on shelf for years

Jessica

Monday 8th of August 2022

@Stephanie, I have canned it, and so far so good!

Kate

Wednesday 27th of July 2022

5 gallons!! So lucky! Make sure to check out the other mulberry recipes I have on this site too! Frozen mulberries would work great for mulberry ice cream and for muddling into a drink (after thawing)

I have not tried canning it, I believe it would need more acid in it to can safely, but I am not an expert.

Sheila Rust

Saturday 24th of July 2021

I made this syrup. It was so good. I made a mulberry shake out of some of the syrup then added more mulberries! So good.

Kate

Sunday 25th of July 2021

I'm so glad to hear that!! This year's mulberry season was not as fruitful for me, but I really hope I can find more mulberries next year and make this syrup again!

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