From brown sugar to cinnamon, make flavored simple syrups from scratch at home with these easy recipes.
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.
Questions You May Have
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.
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.
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.
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
- Peppermint Mocha Latte
- Gingerbread Latte
- Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Iced Mexican Coffee
- Iced Vanilla Latte
- Iced Mocha
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