Homemade Watermelon Syrup Recipe

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Have you ever had watermelon syrup?  Probably not, but it's something you should definitely try, because watermelon syrup makes the most amazing summery cocktails and homemade sodas.

Homemade watermelon syrup tastes like summer and makes absolutely amazing homemade sodas, Italian sodas, and cocktails.

If you have a lot of watermelon, or just love watermelon, watermelon syrup is a fabulous treat to make with the fresh fruit.  It's amazing in homemade Italian sodas, or drizzled over vanilla ice cream, or on pancakes...  you get the idea.

Homemade watermelon syrup in a bottle in front of a watermelon cut in half.

Homemade Watermelon Syrup Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh watermelon juice
  • one cup sugar

Blended watermelon being strained to remove the solids

But how do you get the watermelon juice?  Just chunk up a fresh watermelon, throw it in a blender, and strain.

Watermelon syrup ingredients in bowls on a wooden cutting board

Isn't it such a beautiful, summery color?

Watermelon syrup being boiled in a pot on the stove.

Combine the sugar and watermelon juice, and bring to a boil.  Depending on the strainer you used earlier, you may notice solid material floating to the top of the mixture.  Use a fine mesh strainer to scoop it out.  Boil until the liquid is reduced by half.

Ideas for Using Watermelon Syrup

Bottle of watermelon syrup and bottle of strawberry syrup on a wooden cutting board surrounded by fresh strawberries and watermelon.

Let the syrup cool, and you'll have a vibrantly flavored watermelon syrup, ready for all sorts of summer deliciousness.  How would you use it?

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