Creating solar sun syrup is fun to do and tastes great too! This activity does take a lot of time so make sure you start early on a bright and sunny day. This makes a great Science Project, Earth Day Activity, Camp Activity or just something fun to do with the kids at home! Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own solar sun syrup.
Materials: 2 cups of berries cut in half (strawberries, blueberries or raspberries)
1 1/2 cups sugar (use less sugar is you would like low sugar syrup)
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 cake pan
Jar or container to store syrup
Step 1: Place berries, sugar and lemon juice in the pot and mix together.
Step 2: Let mixture sit for 45 minutes or until berries look juicy.
Step 3: Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 7 minutes.
Step 4: Pour mixture into cake pan, let cool.
Step 5: When the mixture has cooled wrap pan with plastic wrap and place outside in the sun for 5 – 7 hours. The mixture will thicken into a syrup.
Step 6: Pour syrup into container and store refrigerator.
Step 7: Enjoy over pancakes or waffles!!