Vanilla Caramel Syrup - For Coffee or Espresso

Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 15 mins

This will replace the expensive syrup you buy to make flavored coffee or espresso. I think it is as good as "Torani" or "Davinci". This recipe will nearly fill an empty 23 oz. bottle.


  1. Slice vanilla beans lengthwise with a sharp knife, use sharp edge of knife to scrape out the inside of the bean against the cutting board.
  2. Put the scrapings and the outer beans in a sauce pan.
  3. Put all other ingredients in the pan and heat on low stirring often for about 10 minutes.
  4. Turn heat up to medium for a few more minutes (3-5) stirring constantly.
  5. Do not boil.
  6. Filter your hot syrup through a Melitta and coffee filter or through a strainer and cheese cloth.
  7. This is to remove the bean skins and any sediment.
  8. Cool syrup and pour into a tall glass bottle, an old wine bottle or empty coffee syrup bottles work great and are the right size.
Most Helpful

This is an AWESOME, very simple recipe!!! I made it without the caramel and did not use vanilla extract. I used 1c. vanilla sugar, 1c. regular sugar, and 1 vanilla bean -- YUMMY!

kittikatkrazee January 23, 2010

Great syrup. My family loves it so much we are making a huge batch and giving it as holiday gifts to teachers and friends.

OK Chef December 16, 2008