Peppermint Syrup

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Make your own homemade Peppermint Syrup with fresh mint leaves, sugar, and water! This easy simple syrup recipe is perfect for hot chocolate or peppermint mochas. If you have peppermint growing in your backyard, you can make some delicious syrup in no time!

a square glass bottle of peppermint syrup surrounded by fresh mint sprigs on a wooden background.

You could make it right now and have it ready for breakfast tomorrow, it is that easy!

How to make peppermint simple syrup:

Grab a bunch of fresh peppermint.

Peppermint Syrup bunch cookingwithcurls.com

Unwrap the bunch {it should be about a cup’s worth of mint} rinse them off, dry them, and set them aside.

Start by placing granulated sugar in a saucepan.

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Add the water, and stir to combine.

Simple Syrup water cookingwithcurls.com

Heat over medium-high heat until completely dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add in the mint leaves, stir to coat and heat them through.

Peppermint Syrup steep cookingwithcurls.com

Remove from heat and allow to steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

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Same pan, different stove. 😉 Remove the mint leaves and allow the peppermint syrup to cool completely. Store in a sealed bottle for up to a week.

a square glass bottle of peppermint syrup surrounded by mint leaves with a black ground.

The longer you allow the mint leaves to steep, the stronger the flavor will be.

Now you are ready to add a couple tablespoons of Peppermint Syrup to your Double Chocolate Hot Cacao or Caffe Mocha.

My favorite Dairy-free Peppermint Mocha that you can make at home | cookingwithcurls.com

I’m sure there are many other uses for this delicious syrup, but for now I am content to enjoy it in my morning mocha.

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more flavored simple syrup recipes:

Simple Syrup Collage | cookingwithcurls.com

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Peppermint Syrup

You only need 3 simple ingredients to make this delicious Peppermint Syrup recipe. It is perfect for your morning mocha or hot chocolate.
4.82 from 11 votes
Print Rate
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar, water, recipe, peppermint, syrup, coffee, flavor
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves one bunch


  • Pour the sugar into a small saucepan. Add the water and stir to combine.
  • Heat over Medium-High heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Add the mint leaves and stir into the sugar mixture.
  • Remove from heat and allow to steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the mint leaves and allow syrup to cool completely.
  • Store in a sealed bottle for up to a week.


  • This recipe makes 1 cup or 16 tablespoons. The sugar dissolves and I’m guessing the peppermint leaves absorb some of the moisture.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sugar: 12g

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  1. Hello Lisa! Just wanted to let you know that I pinned this recipe of yours on my pinterest board a while back and I have been amazed at the number of re-pins and likes this one got. It’s a popular recipe this and it’s a great one! Glad I found you. 🙂

  2. I had no idea that peppermint syrup could be homemade. It seems like a great option to add variety to your morning coffee or hot chocolate. This could be a great idea for those who have extra peppermint growing in their garden.

  3. 5 stars
    I left the peppermint leaves steep for one and a half hours. The syrup had a nice rich flavor, but it is not too minty.

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