Easy Homemade Coffee Syrup Recipe
I have been thinking about making Homemade Coffee Syrups for as long as I can remember. After all, I am a coffee lover! I love a cup of coffee that tastes just like it’s from your local coffee shop; I want to recreate this at home with these syrups and the best coffee equipment I can get, like what is available at The Full Moon Cafe. As I said, I’ve been meaning to make these syrups for ages! Okay, so maybe it’s only been a few months, but at this point in life, I’m having a hard enough time remembering the details of yesterday. So you can imagine how long a few months feels.
I even bought these super cute glass syrup bottles on Amazon a while back. (DEAL ALERT: I spotted these at the Target One Spot a few months ago…check there first!)
For some reason, making my own syrup felt so intimidating to me. Like I was going to go have to go out and find a Maple tree to tap or something.
Good news, folks. I learned today that making homemade coffee syrup requires no trees and no taps. In fact, this recipe is about as easy as recipes come.
This would make a fun gift for a coffee lover in your life or just a great way to mix up the coffee love in your own life. And besides…it’s just plain cute.
- The Basic Recipe:
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- Optional Ingredients:
- 1/4-1/2 c. Caramel topping
- 1 vanilla bean pod or 1/2 - 1 t. Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Add water and sugar to a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a low boil, stirring often. Boil for 5-7 minutes, or until all sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
- Caramel Syrup: Once syrup is removed from the heat, stir in 1/4 - 1/2 c. caramel topping.
- Vanilla Syrup: Add 1 vanilla bean pod to the saucepan with the sugar and the water and remove after the syrup has cooled. OR add 1/2 - 1 t. vanilla extract to the syrup once you have removed it from the heat.
- Cinnamon Syrup: Add 1 t. ground cinnamon to the saucepan with the sugar and water.
Adapted from Simple Farmstead Cooking .
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Is that one teaspoon or Tablespoon??
1 teaspoon 🙂
How long will the syrup keep?
I’d say they’ll last a month or so in the fridge, Kristy. After a while, they started to crystalize.
I read somewhere that adding a little cream of tartar or corn syrup helps prevent crystallization.
Thanks for the tip, Sabrina!
I was lost in the woods, looking a maple tree to tap. lol Found my way home and saw this. Check dollar stores for glass bottles also.
LOL, PattieJune! This made me chuckle. 🙂
Can’t find the recipe! Help! 🙂
Sorry about that, Missy! I fixed the issue and it should be showing for you now. Thanks for the heads up!
I just made a sugar free syrup using erythritol and stevia. I added butter pecan & butter flavoring. I used 1 cup water, 1/2 cup erythritol and 2 squirts of liquid stevia. After it came to a boil I added 1 tsp. each of the flavorings. It is very sweet so don’t overdo it. Next time I may not put as much stevia. I like the erythritol because it tastes very similar to sugar but wont raise your blood sugar. Good luck.
Mel @ brokeGIRLrich says
LOL – I’ve always thought something like tree tapping was involved too. That looks so easy though and definitely like it would package up neatly into a great gift for a coffee lover!
Not a single tree involved, Mel. 😉 Couldn’t be any easier!
Anyway to make them sugar free?
Good question, Fran. I wish I could help, but I really don’t know!
stevia is a plant, you should be able to find something made from it in your grocery stores with the other artificial sweeteners. One brand is Truvia.
Thanks, Mom. 🙂
Oh, I love it! And, as usual, you made me chuckle: Like I was going to go have to go out and find a Maple tree to tap or something.