Dry strawberries by patting them with a paper towel. You want to remove all moisture on the strawberries or else it will crystallize the sugar in the syrup.
Place strawberries upside down on a bamboo skewer.
Prepare a bowl with ice and 1 cup of water and set aside.
Add sugar and remaining water into a small saucepan and bring to medium-high heat. Use a candy thermometer to watch the temperature of the sugar. Once the temperature hits 300°F, turn the heat off.
Now quickly but carefully swirl each skewered strawberry into the sugar syrup to coat. Try to keep the stems from the sugar.
Once the strawberry is coated in the sugar mixture, gently swirl it into the ice water for a few seconds. Repeat this with the remaining strawberries.
Stand the skewer in a tall glass to let the extra water drip off.