Fermented Berry Syrup


This is simple to make and keep on hand for topping any sort of dessert, or adding to cold water for a refreshing soda.



  • 4 cups mixed berries
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup whey
  • 1/4 cup rapadura or organic sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup


  1. In a bowl mix together washed berries, kosher salt, whey, and sugar. Mash berries into a liquid sauce.
  2. Place into a clean, quart-size jar with a tight lid.
  3. Leave on the counter at room temperature to ferment for 48 to 72 hours.
  4. After fermentation, stir in the maple syrup.
  5. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Note: You can get a more fizzy and less sweet result if you add the maple syrup to the berry mixture before fermenting.


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