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Homemade Blueberry Syrup (Cheong Syrup)

blueberry syrup

The easiest way to make homemade blueberry syrup is Korean style known as โ€œcheong syrupโ€. You literally just combine sugar with blueberries in a jar, close it and forget about it. After a few weeks your syrup is ready! This is a recipe with a lavender twist!

blueberry syrup ingredients
blueberry syrup ingredients

How to make blueberry syrup?

Traditional blueberry syrup is also an easy process, made by cooking blueberries, sugar and a bit of water in a pan to extract the juices of the blueberries but Cheon syrup is different! It requires NO COOKING!

blueberry cheong syrup
blueberry cheong syrup

What is Cheong?

Cheong, or cheong syrup, is a traditional Korean syrup made by slowly simmering fruit in honey or sugar. Cheong syrup requires no cooking so it keeps the natural flavors and nutrients of the ingredients intact, resulting in a rich and flavorful syrup. It works by using sugar to draw out the water and flavor of the fruits. At the end you end up with syrup and fruit. You can even strain the blueberries to make infused vodka, or flavored soju and rum!

blueberry syrup1
blueberry syrup1

How to use blueberry syrup?

You can use blueberry syrup to add a burst of fruity flavor to almost anything, both sweet and savory recipes!

  • Drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, or french toast
  • Make blueberry cocktails and mocktails.
  • Make blueberry yogurt, oatmeal or even betterโ€ฆice cream!
  • Use it in salad dressings, marinades, or sauces for a unique twist.

blueberry cheong syrup
blueberry cheong syrup
blueberry syrup

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No cooking blueberry syrup (Cheong) with a hint of lavender.
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  • Sanitize your glass jar. Boil for 5-10 minutes and let it dry.
  • Rinse blueberries in cold water and add a baking soda to remove pesticides. Soak for 5-10 min. Rinse and dry.
  • Weight equal weight of blueberries and sugar.
  • Layer into a glass jar. Add sugar at the bottom, then blueberries and sugar again. Repeat until you reach the top of the jar and add a top layer of sugar to prevent mold!
  • Store in a cool, dark spot. After a few weeks youโ€™ll see the blueberry syrup start to form. A thick layer of sugar will form at the bottom. Flip it every so often.
  • Youโ€™ll know itโ€™s ready when you see wrinkled blueberries!
  • Strain the blueberries and store in an airtight container in the fridge.


The blueberries and glass jar should be COMPLETELY dry before assembling!ย 
Enjoy with a latte, pancakes or a mocktail!
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