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Vanilla Simple Syrup

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Raise your hand if you love flavored coffee drinks. But do you like the cost of them? I’m guessing that is a big NO! You will love how easy this homemade Vanilla Simple Syrup recipe is to make. It is the perfect addition to your favorite coffee, tea, lemonade, flavored soda and cocktails!

A clear bottle with spout filled with vanilla simple syrup.

This vanilla infused simple syrup is ridiculously easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients that I’m sure you already have on hand: water, granulated sugar and pure vanilla extract.

White bowls filled with water, granulated sugar and vanilla extract.

How to Make Vanilla Simple Syrup:

Heat the water and sugar to a medium saucepan over LOW heat.

Sugar and water in a saucepan.

Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

Water and dissolved sugar in a saucepan.

Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Heat for one minute then remove from heat.

Vanilla extract, dissolved sugar and water in a saucepan.

Allow to cool then pour into a bottle with spout or mason jar with lid.

Looking down into a glass bottle with a spout filled with vanilla simple syrup with a vanilla bean laying in the upper left corner.

How do you store vanilla simple syrup?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How long does vanilla simple syrup last?

You can store your syrup for up to two weeks, possibly a bit longer. Always check the color, smell, and for crystallization or cloudiness to determine if it is still safe to consume. Sugar acts as a preservative, so if the jar is clean and the sugar is completely dissolved in the water you should be good.

What is simple syrup used for?

  • flavoring hot or iced coffee drinks
  • hot or iced tea
  • lemonade
  • cocktails
  • on cakes to keep them moist

Additional simple syrup recipes:

Cocktails with simple syrup:

Enjoy!!

Vanilla Simple Syrup in a glass bottle with pour spout with a vanilla bean laying in front of the bottle.

Vanilla Simple Syrup

You will love how easy this homemade vanilla infused simple syrup recipe is to make! It is the perfect addition to your favorite coffee, tea and cocktail drinks
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: simple syrup
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Heat the water and sugar to a medium saucepan over LOW heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Heat for one minute then remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool completely then pour into a bottle or jar.

Notes

  • Store in a airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • This recipes make 1.5 cups of syrup. Actual servings will depend on amount used.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 34g

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