12 Simple Syrups Recipes + Easy Brown Sugar Syrup

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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.

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Simple Syrup Recipes

Simple Syrup
The most basic simple syrup recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to make. Ingredients: sugar, water
Cinnamon sticks in simple syrup.
Simple Cinnamon Syrup
Brown sugar, cinnamon, and water are all you need to make this easy simple syrup.
Simple Vanilla Syrup
Three ingredient vanilla simple syrup from scratch recipe for coffee and tea.
Chocolate syrup in a glass bottle.
Simple Chocolate Syrup
So much better than store-bought, this rich and delicious homemade chocolate syrup can be used to make mochas.
Simple Mint Syrup
Three ingredient mint syrup from scratch recipe for coffee and tea.
Pumpkin Spice Syrup
A simple syrup flavored with pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree.
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.
Simple Honey Syrup
Honey and water are all that’s needed to make this honey simple syrup.
Simple Lemon Syrup
Add a little sweetness and burst of brightness to your drink with homemade lemon syrup.
Simple Peach Syrup
Add peach syrup to iced tea to instantly turn it into a deliciously refreshing peach iced tea.
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!

Quick & Easy Simple Syrup
An incredibly simple way to make simple syrup for iced coffee drinks.

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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12 Simple Syrups Recipes + Easy Brown Sugar Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
Flavor and sweeten Sweeten your coffee and tea simple syrups, including this deliciously sweet brown sugar simple syrup to add a rich, caramel flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Drinks
Yield8 servings



  • Put brown sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  • Take off heat and cool.
  • Pour syrup into an airtight container.
    The syrup will keep for 3 weeks in the refrigerator.


  • Recipe makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of syrup.
  • Use 1- 2 tablespoons of syrup per 1 cup of coffee.


Calories: 78 | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 27mg | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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