Homemade Raspberry Pancake, Waffle, and Dessert Syrup Recipe

My sisters favorite restaurant of all things is IHOP.  Why?  The syrup.  They offer syrups that many people do not keep at home.  But all of those syrups (other than maple) can be easily made at home.  Here is a quick recipe for homemade raspberry that might compliment recipes like Overnight Yeasty Goodness Waffles or perhaps Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Waffles that deserve something special. Even pancakes or even a dessert would work with this as its a perfect balance between tart, sweet, and acidity.  My Homemade Raspberry Pancake, Waffle, and Dessert Syrup is a recipe to make some special raspberry syrup at home and it doesn’t require a lot of fancy ingredients.


1- 12 ounce package of frozen raspberries (I used Trader Joe’s)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup of water

1 tsp of vanilla extract

Juice of half a fresh lemon (Meyer lemon would be even better if they are in season and they are available to you.  No do not use any lemon juice from a plastic bottle)Homemade Raspberry Pancake, Waffle, and Dessert Syrup


  1. Place first four ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.20161126_193039.jpg
  2. Reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
    Beginning of the simmer

    Don’t worry about the gross looking foam here.  You can scape that off at the end.
  3. Turn off heat and add lemon juice.
  4. Strain seeds
    A strainer over a bowl to catch the syrup without seeds

    Strain by pushing the mixture around with a spatula
  5.  Serve right away or put in a container to serve when you have the appropriate meal in front of you.20161126_205724.jpg
  6. What does this look like on food?  Well this is on Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Waffles20161127_080856.jpg

On a Belgian Waffle:20161128_063000.jpg

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. callmetrav says:

    Looks delicious. I wish I was there for breakfast. Lol

  2. SuperFayKay says:

    Looks good! Wish I had this for cheesecake I made the other day

  3. cgamble1521 says:

    Cool article. IHOP does have the best syrups. Now I’m one closer to their collection *evil laugh here*

    1. becomebetty says:

      Thanks for the repost. Would love to see the end result when you make it. It really photographs beautifully.

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