2 Homemade Cherry Juice & Syrup

After trying Progressive's cherry pitter,, I decided to make cherry syrup.  It is so simple, so easy, and tastes great with a variety of foods.  Pour this on your pancakes, waffles, French toast, ice cream, or simply stir it in your favorite Coke drink.

All you need is one pound of dark sweet cherries, pitted and one cup of sugar...

Add 2 cups of water and stir.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer.

Simmer for 20 minutes and pour mixture through a fine sieve or strainer...

I like to use a rubber spatula to push the fruit against the strainer and get more juice.

Toss the skins.  At this point, you will have cherry juice!  Serve cold and drink it up.  It's good!

If you want a cherry syrup, all you need to do is put the juice back into the saucepan and simmer for another 20 minutes, or till it is reduced to half.  You will notice that it will darken and thicken.

Refrigerate until ready to use; it will keep for several weeks.

Stay tuned for a Cherry Lime Rickey recipe ... a cool refreshing drink that I'm sure you will love!

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Cherry Juice & Syrup
So simple to make this juice & syrup from fresh or frozen cherries! Pour it on waffles, pancakes, French toast, ice cream, or add it to your favorite drink: carbonated water, lemon juice or Coke... 
  • 1 pound dark sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
1. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine ingredients and stir.2. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until mixture is reduced by half.3. Pour this mixutre through a fine mesh strainer, reserving the liquid and discarding the skins. This is your cherry juice.4. For syrup, return the juice to the saucepan and simmer for another 20 minutes or until thickened and reduced by half.5. Refrigerate the syrup until ready to use; it should keep for several weeks..
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 cups juice or 1 cup syrup


  1. You are always thinking of such interesting things to make! I never would have thought to make cherry syrup but it looks really good! And I'm sure it tastes amazing coming from fresh cherries. When you said Lime Rickey you fully had my attention! hahaha those are soooo good!

  2. The cherry juice just looks so yummy,I reaaaaaaaaally want to try it soon!


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