Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hoff's Frozen Berry Syrup

Oh no!  It's spontaneous pancake Sunday and no syrup to be found in the house!  Berries are out-of-season, so no fresh berries on hand - what is a girl to do?!? Improvise - with frozen fruit of course!  I wasn't sure if frozen fruit would work, but I started with Hoff's Blackberry Syrup and winged it.  I'm happy to say that frozen fruit worked just as well as fresh!

Hoff's Frozen Berry Syrup
Yields: About 1 1/2 Cups
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free 

  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Frozen Berries or fruit of choice
  • 1tbsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Cold Water
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • Sea Salt (optional)

  1. In a saucepan, bring Water & Sugar to a boil
  2. Stir Frozen Berries into water & return to a boil, continue to stir occasionally
  3. Once Berries are soft, mash with a potato masher or blend with inversion blender (careful - très hot!)
  4. Mix together Corn Starch & Cold Water and add to syrup
  5. Reduce temperature & simmer for 10 minutes or until desired consistency
  6. Add Vanilla & Salt
  7. Enjoy!

  • To eliminate the seeds pour syrup through a wire mesh inserted inside a funnel, mashing down to get out every bit of syrup - allow syrup to drip directly into storage or serving container
  • Re-purpose a glass salad or syrup container for your syrup
  • This recipe works exceptionally well with blueberries, due to the lack of seeds!
  • Ummmmm...this syrup will turn your teeth blue - brush, brush, brush!

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