Cardamom And Saffron Infused Strawberry Syrup

Cardamom And Saffron Infused Strawberry Syrup will give Spring a delightful twist with zero cooking involved.

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Hello everyone. Spring is here, and flowers are blooming everywhere. In my part of the world, it is lovely.

So to celebrate Springtime, I am sharing with you an easy and quick recipe for Cardamom And Saffron Infused Strawberry Syrup.

It is filled with aromatic flavors and gives a sweet flowery tone to any sweet dish you add it to. I have served the syrup with Pistachio Gelato.

Now, without further ado, let’s check out the No-Cook recipe for Cardamom And Saffron Infused Strawberry Syrup. Yes-it is a no-cook recipe.

Let’s dig in.

Inspiration For The Recipe:

It is a classic case of what I intend to do and, in the end, turned out something different.

Let me explain. I started with a parfait recipe in my mind. But while I was making the syrup, the aroma and flavor were so unique that I didn’t feel like diluting it by adding other ingredients.

This syrup needs its stand-alone recipe. So, here it is-  A simple syrup full of flowery aroma and flavor.

What Goes Into The Cardamom And Saffron Infused Strawberry Syrup? 

There are four main ingredients for the recipe:

  • Cardamom
  • Saffron
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar

And nothing else. Once mixed with the rest of the ingredients, the strawberry gives out a delicious juice infused with aromas of saffron and cardamom.

Cardamom And Saffron Infused Strawberry Syrup-Ingredients

How To Make The Syrup? 

Start by washing and drying the strawberries. Later cut them into pieces. The shape of pieces is up to you and the desert you will add it into.

Add cardamom pod seeds in a small mortar and pestle,( not the whole cardamom) and saffron. Crush it until the cardamom seeds are turned into semi-fine powder.

I promise you, your kitchen will give out a wonderful aroma, just with these two ingredients.

Next, in a mixing bowl, add cut strawberries, cardamom-saffron mix, and sugar. Sugar is going to do all the hard work for you. It will help in releasing the delicious juices from the strawberries that is infused with cardamom saffron aroma.

Cover and refrigerate it for 30 minutes at least. After 30 minutes, your syrup is ready to use.

In this recipe, I have served it with pistachio gelato, so I cut the strawberries into circular pieces. I layered them into the serving cup.

And it was like heaven in a cup.

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Suggestions For Using The Recipe:

Cardamom Saffron Syrup is quite versatile. You can use it in:

  • Cakes
  • Icecream
  • Gelatos
  • Smoothies
  • Parfait and so on.

Give Me The Recipe Already: 

Here is the recipe:

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Cardamom Saffron Infused Strawberry Syrup

This No-Cook recipe for Strawberry Syrup will be a highlight for this Spring season.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French, Indian
Keyword Cardamom Saffron Strawberry Syrup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Deepika Haldankar

You Need:

  • 2 cups Strawberries washed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 3 pods Cardamom peeled, just the seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Saffron Strands

How To Make It:

  1. Start by crushing the cardamom seeds and saffron in a mortar and pestle.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add chopped strawberries.

  3. Next, add the crushed aromatic spices. (cardamom and saffron).

  4. Now, add sugar.

  5. Mix everything well and cover. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

  6. After the resting time, the strawberry syrup is ready to use.

Recipe Notes

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Now, isn’t this simple. My 8-year-old made this recipe on her own under my instructions for the first time. She feels like her mama now.

The syrup is perfect for involving kids in the kitchen and cooking.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About The Recipe:

Can I substitute sugar with other natural sweeteners?

I will say, it is up to you. I will make sure the sweetener does not have a strong aroma and flavor that will dilute the flavor of saffron and cardamom.

Can I make the recipe ahead?

Few hours ahead, for sure. But not a day or two earlier. The strawberries will lose their color and texture.

Who is ready to make this recipe???

Head to your local grocery store, pick those delicious strawberries and make the recipe soon. You and your family are in for a treat.

If you do make it, do let me know in the comments.

On that note, I wish you all a wonderful day ahead. Take care and stay safe.

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