Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is the syrup Giada uses to make her Berry Lemonade. It can be used to make many different drinks and is so easy to make. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, over medium heat combine the sugar, water, vanilla bean seeds, and vanilla pod.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes.
  4. Strain before using.
  5. Yield: 1 cup.
Most Helpful

Great twist on simple syrup, I tripled the recipe and it made a wonderful medium syrup for the whole clove peaches I canned. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

2Bleu July 13, 2012

Delicate vanilla flavor, I got 5/8 cup of product after straining through a coffee filter over a fine mesh colander. I paid dearly for my vanilla beans at Wegman's. I noticed that has much better pricing. This uses less sugar than Martha Stewart's version using 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, but I would be more likely to make that for economy. However, if making one of Giada's recipes calling for Vanilla Simple Syrup, I would remember that her syrup is lighter and more subtle. Made for Newest Zaar Tag game.

KateL June 12, 2012