If you want to make blueberry syrup for coffee yourself, here’s a simple homemade recipe. It is going to take only a few minutes to prepare.
Homemade blueberry syrup for coffee is made with white granulated sugar, blueberries, and just a smidgeon of water.
Blueberry Sauce vs Syrup: What’s Better in Coffee?
Both sauce and syrup are great for coffee depending on how it is used.
In making iced coffee, blueberry coffee syrups outperform sauces. In fact, adding syrups to any chilled beverage will let you achieve the flavor you want. This is because syrups are more diluted than sauces.
This makes it much easier to dissolve and mix into the beverage.
They are also sweeter than sauce which takes care of the taste department. You can simply use it as a sweetener for your coffee,
On the other hand, the blueberry sauce is more suitable for aesthetic purposes. It can be used to make basic latte art because the sauce is more viscous. It’s also great for garnishing desserts.
It is occasionally used as a coating over a glass or serving vessel for aesthetic purposes.
Coffee sauces are traditionally used to add taste and fullness to the drink. Now, since it’s thicker than blueberry syrup, you should add it while the coffee is still hot so it really mixes in easily.
How to Make Blueberry Syrup for Coffee 🫐
Most blueberries have a sweet, acidic flavor. As for blueberry coffee, when made right it should be a delectable combination of freshly brewed coffee and blueberry syrup. It is usually served hot with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream.
The flavor of blueberry iced coffee is sweet and refreshing. Adding a cold foam adds texture to the iced coffee, making it far more enjoyable drinking experience.
Most people enjoy something sweet in coffee like white chocolate syrup. Some would prefer blueberry coffee flavoring in their drinks, particularly one that is slightly tart but still sweet.
What do you need
Here are the ingredients and tools you need in making blueberry syrup. 👇
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 cup water
- ½ granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp water (sticky mixture)
- Potato masher/Blender
- Kitchen strainer
- Measuring cup
You can follow the video below as a general reference. 👇
Step 1. Put in your ingredients
Put in your 2 cups of blueberries, 1 cup water, and ½ granulated sugar in a saucepan.
This step is pretty straightforward. Just put everything in a saucepan and you’re good to go!
It would be better to use a pot or saucepan deep enough to keep the mixture from boiling over.
Step 2. Heat it up! 🔥
When all the ingredients are in the saucepan, turn on the heat to medium.
Let all your ingredients simmer for 10 minutes. Stir your mixture occasionally to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Step 3. Prepare your sticky mixture
While your blueberry mixture is simmering, mix 1 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp water in a measuring cup.
Stir your cornstarch mixture and make sure there are no clumps. When this is done, pour it into the saucepan with the rest of the blueberry mixture.
Step 4. Turn it down
After simmering for 10 minutes, it’s time to turn off the stove.
If you observe that the mixture is drying up or starting to burn you can turn down the heat much earlier.
After turning off the stove, stir your mixture.
Step 5. Mash it
Start mashing the blueberries to extract more of the flavor.
You can also use an immersion blender to mix everything in. Just make sure the blender is pretty much covered in the mixture.
If you use the blender with a shallow pot it’s going to spray it everywhere. You don’t want very hot syrup sprayed on you!
Step 6. Strain
Strain the syrup and throw away the solid leftover berries.
You can use pretty much use the syrup with the blueberry bits you know. But some people don’t really like bits in their coffee.
Let your syrup cool completely to room temperature before using it.
If you choose to skip step #6, this kind of syrup with bits is going to be perfect for iced coffee. Some people actually love having something to chew as they sip their beverage.
How to Make Blueberry Sauce for Coffee 🫐
If you want to go all out and dress up your drink, here’s a recipe for making blueberry sauce for coffee.
You can use this video as a general reference
What do you need
- 1 pound of blueberries
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 ½ tsp of cornstarch
- ⅔ cup water
Step 1. Put in your ingredients
Put your blueberries, sugar, salt, cornstarch, and water in your saucepan.
Stir everything in and make sure there aren’t any clumps.
If you think you bought blueberries that are more on the sweet side, you can cut down a bit on the sugar.
Step 2. Heat it up! 🔥
When all the ingredients are incorporated in the saucepan, turn on the heat to medium.
Keep stirring the ingredients inside the saucepan and bring it to a simmer.
Step 3. Stir, stir, stir
Keep stirring the mixture to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
You can also turn the heat down to prevent the mixture from burning. Keep the mixture simmering for 10 minutes.
You will notice that the mixture is starting to thicken. The longer the mixture is on the stove, the more viscous it becomes.
Step 4. Take your mixture off the stove
When you have reached your desired thickness, you can take the pan off the stove.
Stir your mixture around. You can add a little bit of vanilla to enhance the flavor of your blueberry sauce.
Step 5. Add more tang🍋
Wash your lemon and add some lemon zest and lemon juice to your blueberry sauce.
Blueberry is known to be sweet and tangy so the lemon will enhance this. You can also use orange or lime.
You may have picked a batch of blueberries that are more on the sour side. If this is the case, you can skip the lemon.
Step 6. Strain your sauce
When you are happy with the flavor and the thickness of your sauce, you can start straining it.
Like syrup, some people might like to have bits of blueberries in their sauce.
But if you are planning to store the sauce in a squeeze bottle you wouldn’t want to skip this step. This is especially if you want more control when decorating your coffee.
The bits could clog the spout. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of squeezing the bottle to let out the sauce and ended up with a giant mess in my kitchen.
How to Make Blueberry Coffee 🫐☕
Now that we have our syrup and sauce, it’s time to make coffee!
If you like hot coffee or mocha you can use blueberry sauce. But if you like cold brew, you should use syrup so you can mix it better.
Check out these simple blueberry coffee recipes for hot and iced blueberry coffee!
Hot blueberry coffee
What you need:
- Brewed coffee (dark roast is best)
- Blueberry sauce
- Whipped cream
- Tall mug
- Brew your coffee. Make sure you are using the right ratio.
- Add in the sauce. While your coffee is brewing, squeeze in some sauce in the tall mug. This will already serve as your sweetener.
- Pour in your coffee. When your coffee is done, you can pour it into your mug.
- Mix, mix. Make sure to mix everything in to incorporate your blueberry sauce in the coffee.
- Top it off with cream. You can whip up your own cream and add vanilla to add a little bit of oomph! Or use a ready whipped cream and just squeeze some on top of your latte.
- Decorate. Drizzle some more sauce on top of the cream to add some beauty to it.
Blueberry iced coffee
What you need:
- Cold brew
- 2% fat milk
- Blueberry syrup
- Tall glass
- Brew your coffee. The best kind of coffee you can use for this recipe is a medium roast. If you are using cold brew, ideally you would have to let your cold brew sit for more than 14 hours.
You can also use espresso or drip coffee. You can cool them down before mixing them in with everything else. Very hot coffee could melt the ice too fast and you’ll end up with watered-down coffee.
- Add blueberry syrup. While waiting for your brewed coffee, you can pour in your blueberry syrup at the bottom of the glass.
You can make your iced coffee look nice by drizzling blueberry sauce on the inner walls of your glass.
- Drop the ice. Next, you drop the ice in your glass.
- Pour in your coffee. When you have your ice in, you can now pour your brewed coffee or cold brew.
- Add the milk foam. You can cold foam the milk and add it to the coffee. You can decorate with blueberries on top, or drizzle some sauce for aesthetics.
The flavor of blueberry iced coffee is sweet and refreshing. The cold foam adds texture to the iced coffee, making for a more enjoyable drinking experience.
Berries go well with almost any type of coffee. But they're especially delicious with Haitian coffee, Kenyan coffee, and Tanzanian coffee. Blueberries go especially well with Jamaican coffee.
Best Blueberry Syrups for Coffee
If you don’t have the time (or the inclination to cook), you can buy ready syrup and sauce to prepare blueberry coffee.
Here are three products you can try:
Smucker’s Blueberry Syrup
I like using Smucker’s blueberry preserves for my no-bake blueberry cheesecake. It’s no surprise that this brand can be a great blueberry coffee syrup as well.
Torani Blueberry Syrup
Aside from coffee, you could also use this to make cocktails and margaritas.
DaVinci Gourmet Classic Blueberry Syrup
DaVinci Gourmet classic blueberry syrup is kosher-pareve certified. This syrup is a bit watery so you might need to use a lot of it in making your coffee.
Drinking Blueberry coffee for a bit of a kick
Blueberries are typically described as sweet, floral, woody, drying, and musky, with a touch of soft acidity. You can use your syrup to replace sugar in your coffee. It masks the bitterness and adds your desired flavor too.
Blueberry syrup for coffee can be a welcome change to your coffee routine. You can also try out our lavender syrup and caramel syrup. Do you have other syrups in mind? Let us know in the comments below. 👇