Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a copycat of the Torani-style flavored syrup. You can also use almond extract, hazelnut, or any other flavor. Easy and inexpensive, compared to coffee-shop prices! Makes a nice holiday or hostess gift.

Directions

  1. Combine the sugars and water in a saucepan.
  2. Boil for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Let cool. When solution has cooled, add the extract and stir well. Store in an airtight bottle or container.
Most Helpful

4 5

My only complaint is the lack of info on serving size. Otherwise, this worked wonderfully. For others' info: Boiling for 10 minutes yielded about 3 cups for me, which makes each serving about a tablespoon and a half.

Also for others' info re: boiling sugar, the reason why it gets thicker and harder is that the water is being evaporated from it as it boils. Starting with nearly-equal portions of water and sugar and boiling for ten minutes should not put you anywhere near the candy zone; it'll just get you a slightly thickened syrup, not even as thick as honey for example. You should be careful if you try a half-batch or boil it longer to make it thicker, though, as that will affect how likely your syrup is to over-thicken.

The longer you boil sugar, the thicker and harder it gets. This is how candy is made. To prevent the syrup from getting to thick, I didn't boil it at all. I just heated it until the liquid was clear instead of cloudy, which indicated that all the sugar was dissolved. Let it cool then added the vanilla. It was delicious.

4 5

Worked pretty well, I used more brown sugar. Also, I added a dash of salt (a tiny pinch) and that really livened it up.