Simple Homemade Syrups for Coffee and Tea

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From brown sugar to cinnamon, make flavored simple syrups from scratch at home with these easy recipes.

Simple syrups in glass bottles.

Simple Syrup from Scratch

Sweeten and flavor your coffee or tea with flavored simple syrups. They’re incredibly easy to make at home with just 2-3 ingredients. If you can heat water on the stovetop, you can make your own simple syrup!

Simple syrups are great to use in iced drinks since it can be mixed into cold beverages easily unlike sugar which will sink to the bottom of the cup. It’s also the perfect way to make drinks like Peppermint Mocha Latte and Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew.

Make a batch of simple syrup and it’ll keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.

Simple Syrup Recipes

Simple Syrup
The most basic simple syrup recipe made with just sugar and water, it’s super easy to make at home in less than 5 minutes.
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Simple Brown Sugar Syrup
Sweeten your coffee and tea with brown sugar simple syrup for a rich, caramel flavor.
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Cinnamon sticks in simple syrup.
Simple Cinnamon Syrup
Brown sugar, cinnamon, and water are all you need to make this easy simple syrup.
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Simple Vanilla Syrup
Three ingredient vanilla simple syrup from scratch recipe for coffee and tea.
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Simple Chocolate Syrup
So much better than store-bought, make this rich and delicious chocolate syrup at home.
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Simple Mint Syrup
Three ingredient mint syrup from scratch recipe for coffee and tea.
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Pumpkin Spice Syrup
A simple syrup flavored with pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree.
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Simple Rose Syrup
Water, sugar, and dried rose petals are all you need to easily make this floral rose syrup at home to sweeten your cup of tea.
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Simple Honey Syrup
Honey and water are all that's needed to make this honey simple syrup.
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Simple Lemon Syrup
Add a little sweetness and burst of brightness to your drink with homemade lemon syrup.
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Simple Peach Syrup
Add peach syrup to iced tea to instantly turn it into a deliciously refreshing peach iced tea.
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Simple Lavender Syrup
Make your drink a little sweeter with lavender flavored simple syrup. So easy to make at home, just 3 ingredients are all that’s needed!
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Quick & Easy Simple Syrup
An incredibly simple way to make simple syrup for iced coffee drinks.
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Questions You May Have

What’s in simple syrup?

Basic simple sugar is made of one part sugar and one part water. Any kind of sweetener and flavoring can be used to make a variety of simple syrups. Honey and water is honey simple syrup or honey syrup. Cinnamon, sugar, and water is cinnamon simple syrup, or cinnamon syrup.

Do I need to refrigerate simple syrup?

Yes, to make sure the syrup doesn’t go bad, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Simple sugar with just two ingredients will last 3 weeks but flavored simple syrup lasts up to 2 weeks.

Is it cheaper to make my own simple syrup than buying it?

Yes! Making your own syrup will save you money for sure. A store-bought bottle of simple syrup will cost at least $6 but the homemade syrup will cost at least less than half that.

Does simple syrup need to boil?

The longer and hotter the water and sugar get, the thicker the syrup will get as it cools. I like to make it easily pourable so I like to only let the sugar dissolve on a simmer and never to a full boil.

Drinks to Make with Syrups

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