I recently went strawberry picking with my kids and we got all these delicious ripe strawberries. Since kids fight over everything, each of my kids had to have their own strawberry basket to fill so you can imagine the amount of strawberries we ended up with.

I made some strawberry shortcakes with my Gluten Free Biscuit recipe, we ate a bunch and I still had about a cup of strawberries left so I made strawberry syrup!

If you have ever gone to an IHOP BGF (Before Gluten Free) then you can remember the strawberry syrup they had. It was yummy, and the kind of thing that goes great on pancakes, waffles, crepes, or ice cream. Gluten free options are out there, but why would you buy something you can make that will taste much better?

This syrup is super sweet from the sugar and ripe strawberries and you will love it!

Take your chopped up strawberries, water, vanilla, and sugar and toss them into a stock pot.

Pick a pan that is a little deeper as when this boils it grows in volume and you don’t want a big sticky mess.

As this syrup starts to cook down you will have something that looks like this.

Boil for about 10 minutes stirring regularly. You will notice that the strawberries are starting to breakdown and that the syrup is getting very sticky.

Pour in the cornstarch and water mixture, and use a whisk to blend into the syrup.

**Do this quickly or it will not mix in well!

Cook 10 more minutes and it is ready! Pour this syrup on crepes, ice cream, pancakes, waffles, whatever you like!

(I’ll be posting how to make the gluten free crepes too!)

Easy Gluten Free Strawberry Syrup

www.myeasyglutenfreelife.comEasy sweet gluten free strawberry syrup. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 20 mins


  • 1 Cup Diced ripe strawberries
  • 1.5 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Water


  • Dice the strawberries and place the strawberries, sugar, vanilla, and the 1 cup of water into a stock pan.
  • Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the 2 tbsp of cornstarch with the 2 tbsp of water.
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the syrup and use a whisk to blend into the syrup.
  • Boil 10 more minutes and your gluten free strawberry syrup will be ready,


Use on ice cream, crepes, pancakes, or waffles. 

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