Blackcurrant Syrup Recipe (AKA Make Your Own Ribena!)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: blackcurrant syrup
Servings: 20
Calories: 64 kcal
Author: Jane Sarchet
  • 500 g blackcurrants
  • 300 ml water
  • 250 g sugar up to 350g depending on taste
  1. Put the berries and water in a bain marie or basin over a pan of hot water. Squash them down well and simmer gently for about an hour until all the juice is extracted.
  2. Strain through a jelly bag, muslin or fine sieve.
  3. Measure the juice and to each pint (or each 560ml), add 250g-350g sugar.
  4. Gently heat through until sugar has dissolved.
  5. Pour the syrup into hot, sterilised bottles, let cool and then pop on sterile lids and it will keep for months in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Blackcurrant Syrup Recipe (AKA Make Your Own Ribena!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 64
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 45.2mg55%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.