Blackcurrant Cordial
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Blackcurrant Cordial with Vanilla

Blackcurrant Cordial: fruity, tart, sweet and laced with vanilla. A step up from regular squash that will please kids and adults alike. Top with water, soda or Sparkling wine. Easy to make, freezable and a great way to use up surplus fruit. Makes approx 450ml
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drink - non-alcoholic
Cuisine: British
Keyword: blackcurrant cordial, blackcurrant recipe, blackcurrant syrup, blackcurrant vanilla
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Jane Saunders


  • 300 g/ 10 1/2 oz Blackcurrants (fresh or frozen)
  • 160 g/ 5 1/2 oz Caster sugar
  • 320 ml/ 1 1/3 cup Water
  • 2 Vanilla pods (optional)


  • Put the blackcurrants into a saucepan
  • If using - split the vanilla pods and scrap the seeds into the pan. Add the pods
  • Sprinkle the sugar over the fruit
  • Pour in the water
  • Allow the sugar to dissolve over a moderate heat, then bring the liquid to simmering point, squashing the fruit with the back of a wooden spoon as it heats
  • Remove from the heat and cool for 20 minutes before straining through a sieve
  • Optional: Strain the liquid through a muslin cloth to remove any small pieces of fruit that may have passed through the sieve
  • Let cool completely, the store in the fridge for up to 1 month or freeze in small batches


Serving: 25ml | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg