I have a goal for my garden this year of growing only things that I can preserve into jam or freeze with strawberries being my number one plant. I plan on another good crop of raspberries this year, but the big change is how large an area I am going to give to strawberry plants. I don’t plan on having leftover strawberries, or so many that I don’t know what to do with them, but if I did have an overabundance of them, I would make syrup.Strawberries and coffee

Also, it’s no secret that I love my coffee. A funny fact about me; I used to hate coffee, or at least coffee without sugar. That was over ten years ago. Now I refer to it as ‘the elixir of life’. I am a straight up americano girl. No sugar, no cream. I do love the occasional late of multiple flavors, but americano it is. My husband, however, loves his mochas and other flavored coffee drinks. So, I have become creative in my barista skills, and with my new espresso machine, I am coming up with new concoctions for him. This new one utilizes what I hope to be abundant in my garden this year:  Strawberries.

Strawberries - SyrupArtisan flavored coffee drinks are built out of simple syrup and milk or cream. You can buy syrups from the store (I have a whole half-crate full of them.), but nothing tastes better as fresh. To make a simple syrup all you need is sugar and water, with it not mattering much where the ‘sugar’ part comes from. Simple syrup is, in rough terms, a sugar water reduction. You take a sugary liquid and boil away some of the water while making sure that the sugar is dissolved in the liquid.

Here is my recipe for Summer-Strawberries Strawberry simple syrup:

 

Make The Most of Your Strawberries with Strawberry Syrup
Using fresh vine-ripe strawberries from your garden creates a rich and intense strawberry flavor in this syrup.
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2632 calories
649 g
11 g
11 g
13 g
5 g
2861 g
241 g
574 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2861g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2632
Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
18%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 11mg
4%
Sodium 241mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 649g
216%
Dietary Fiber 24g
95%
Sugars 574g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
1112%
Calcium
37%
Iron
33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2-3 lbs Strawberries
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 2 1/2 cups white sugar
For the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Late
  1. 4oz espresso
  2. 1/3 cup 1% milk
  3. 2 tbs strawberry syrup
  4. 1-2 tbs chocolate sauce
  5. whipped cream (optional)
  6. chocolate shavings or mini chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. Hull and slice the strawberries.
  2. Add the berries to the 4 cups water in a large saucepan.
  3. Boil until the strawberries look brown and the liquid is very red.
  4. Without removing the spent strawberries, strain the liquid through cheesecloth, making sure not to push strawberries into the cloth.
  5. Return the liquid to the saucepan and add the 2 1/2 cups sugar.
  6. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low and simmer for around 5 minutes making sure that all the sugar has dissolved.
  7. Let cool and pour into a bottle of your choice. Stored in the refrigerator, the syrup will remain good for 2-3 weeks.
For The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Late
  1. Combine 2 tbs strawberry syrup and 1-2 tbs chocolate sauce (I use Torani.) with 4 oz of espresso.
  2. Steam 1/3 cup milk to at least 140 degrees F.
  3. Gently pour milk into espresso, saving the top froth for the top of the drink.
  4. Optional are whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Notes
  1. For thicker syrup boil a bit longer to evaporate more water from the liquid.
  2. 2 lbs of strawberries will make an average intensity of flavor. 3 lbs will make it very rich.
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calories
2632
fat
11g
protein
13g
carbs
649g
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2 Comments on Make The Most of Your Summer Strawberries With Coffee and Strawberry Syrup

  1. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy certain coffee aromas. I do wonder how coffee with strawberry syrup would taste though…

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