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PlantYou’s Strawberry Top Syrup

Sometimes you just need a lil extra sweetness in your day. That’s why we love this simple strawberry top syrup recipe that our friend Carleigh at PlantYou shared with us. (And it doesn’t hurt that it’s planet-friendly too.) This upcycled syrup is like liquid gold, making it the perfect topping for cashew yogurt, non-dairy ice cream sundaes, or other plant-based sweets you can find on   

PlantYou developed this recipe exclusively for Misfits Market to help you make the most of your strawberries and reduce waste in the kitchen. If you’re hungry for more, you can find even more recipes like this from Carleigh’s new cookbook, “PlantYou: Scrappy Cooking!” at

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PlantYou’s Strawberry Top Syrup

  • Author: Misfits Market


Makes one bottle of syrup, about 3 cups.




  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until slightly thickened and vibrant red.
  3. Drain the liquid into a bowl, straining out the tops for composting.
  4. Pour the strawberry liquid back into your pot and simmer for another 15 minutes, until thickened to a syrup-like consistency.
  5. Let the syrup cool until you’re able to handle it, then bottle and enjoy it fresh, or store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

Hungry for more? Try PlantYou’s Street Corn Pasta Salad and Corn Cob Broth

Comments (4)

What’s the purpose of using tops of strawberries? Is there more nutrition? What’s the nutritional values as opposed to using only the fruit?

Hey Eileen! Most people cut off strawberry tops and toss them away. This is a great way to get the most out of those strawberry tops and get the fullest use out of them!

Love all your recipes although I would use that substitute such as the powder day paste or maple syrup for the sweet thank you so very much

Hey Adriana! So glad you’re enjoying the recipes. Of course, feel free to tweak any of these to your preferences. Happy cooking!

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