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How to Make Simple Syrup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

Add more flavor to your baking, cooking, and drinks with my four easy homemade Simple Syrup Recipes!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (8floz/225ml) water
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar*
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 (2 inch) pieces orange zest
  • 2-3 vanilla pods
Instructions
Vanilla Simple Syrup
  1. In a small pot add *sugar, water, and vanilla. Dissolve sugar and then simmer for about 7-8 minutes on medium heat. 

  2. Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to continue to infuse. 

  3. Transfer to an airtight container and keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Mint Simple Syrup
  1. In a small pot add *sugar, water, and mint. Dissolve sugar and then simmer for about 7-8 minutes on medium heat. 

  2. Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to continue to infuse. 

  3. Transfer to an airtight container and keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  1. In a small pot add *sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks. Dissolve sugar and then simmer for about 7-8 minutes on medium heat. 

  2. Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to continue to infuse. 

  3. Transfer to an airtight container and keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Orange Simple Syrup
  1. In a small pot add *sugar, water, and orange zest. Dissolve sugar and then simmer for about 7-8 minutes on medium heat. 

  2. Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to continue to infuse. 

  3. Transfer to an airtight container and keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Watch the Recipe Video!

Recipe Notes

* To make these simple syrups with alternative sugars, substitute Lakanto Sugar or Swerve Sugar Substitute for the same amount of sugar used in the recipe. 

* Buy the glass bottles I use on Amazon.