I love making my own passion fruit syrup! It's easy and absolutely delicious. You can use it for so many things, from desserts to cocktails!
This is a recipe I have been making for a while now, and after many requests I decided it's time to post it! While I use it primarily for my famous margaritas, it is really versatile and can be used in so many ways.
Naturally sweet with the perfect hint of smokiness, this homemade syrup will impress everyone! Mix it into drinks, infuse baked goods, or drizzle over breakfast or dessert for a touch of tropical paradise.
The hardest ingredient to find will be the passion fruit. If your regular grocery store doesn't have it, try looking at a health food store or international market. Here's what you'll need:
- Maple syrup
- Passion fruit pulp
- Black pepper
- Mezcal (Optional)
How To Make Passion Fruit Syrup
Making your own passion fruit syrup is simple to do, here are the steps:
- Clean out the pulp and seeds from the passion fruit.
- Add the pulp, turmeric, and pepper to boiled water and sweetener that has been removed from heat.
- Steep then strain over a mesh sieve into a glass jar.
- Use with everything!
How to use passion fruit syrup
Now that you have this deliciously amazing syrup, you need to know how to use it up! Try out any of these ideas:
- Drizzle over yogurt or ice cream
- Toss with a fruit salad
- Infuse cakes
- Make a vinaigrette for your favorite salads
- Mix with rice
- Concoct refreshing cocktails like margaritas
- Stir into sparkling water
Tips and tricks
Here are a few helpful hints that may come in handy when making passion fruit syrup:
- Instead of maple syrup, you can use agave nectar, honey, or sugar.
- Adjust the sweetener for your preference. Use less for a more tart syrup, more for a sweeter one.
- The mezcal is optional but adds a nice smokiness.
- Leave the seeds in the pulp, you're going to strain everything anyway and they are edible.
- Avoid waste, save the pulp and seeds and freeze them into ice cubes to use in smoothies.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- You can also pour into an ice cube tray and freeze! Once frozen solid, transfer to an airtight freezer safe container then freeze for up to 3 months.
It depends on what flavor you're going for. If you want to stick to tropical, make a syrup with guava, mango, or papaya. Otherwise, any syrup or sweetener can be used.
So many things! You can add it to beverages, infuse baked goods, enhance the flavor of fruit, and even drizzle it on pancakes or dessert.
Passion fruit goes well with other fruit like mango, banana passion fruit, and citrus. It's also tasty with creamy foods like ice cream and yogurt.
More Vegan Recipes
If you love making your own sauces and condiments, try your hand at these other easy plant based recipes:
- Healthy BBQ Sauce
- Gluten-Free Teriyaki Sauce
- Homemade Vegan Ranch Dressing
- Vegan Sour Cream
- Coconut Butter
Passion Fruit Syrup Recipe
- 1 ½ cups water
- 2 - 4 tablespoons maple syrup , can use agave nectar or honey too (see note)
- 1 ¼ cup passion fruit pulp with seeds , about 14-16 average sized ripe passion fruit
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- Dash black pepper
- 1 -3 tablespoons Mezcal , optional for some smokiness (I used 2)
- Add the water and sweetener to a pot. Bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Boil over medium heat an additional 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, clean out the pulp from the passion fruit.
- Remove from heat and add the pulp, turmeric and pepper. Mix around to incorporate.
- Allow to steep for 2-3 hours so the flavor gets infused.
- Strain over a mesh sieve into a glass jar, squeezing out the juice as you go. I save the pulp and seeds and freeze them into ice cubes to use in smoothies.
- Save and use with cocktails, over ice cream or mixed with water as a juice!
- Adjust the sweetener for your preference. I only did 2 because I like it tart. You can also use regular sugar.
- This makes 1 ½ cups, serving size is ¼ cup.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.