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Lemon Cream Syrup next to fresh lemons and mint.

Lemon Cream Syrup Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: American


This simple syrup is ready to drizzle over your pancakes or waffles in just 10 minutes! Plus, it's the perfect way to use up excess lemons and a great alternative to maple syrup!  This sweet lemon syrup has so many uses!  You can even use it at a cake syrup or a dessert sauce!  


Units Scale
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Lemon Extract


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, bring the sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice to a boil.
  2. Boil for 4 minutes while whisking constantly.  
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the heavy cream and lemon extract.
  4. Serve over your favorite pancakes or waffles!
  5. Store leftovers in the fridge in a jar or syrup bottle!


  • Fresh lemon juice is a must.  Don't substitute bottled.
  • Refrigerate between uses!
  • Reheat carefully on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Keywords: lemon simple syrup, lemon syrup for pancakes, lemon dessert sauce, sweet lemon sauce, how to make lemon syrup