Sugar-Free Simple Syrup

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READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve Splenda in water and allow to cool. Strain through a coffee filter to remove sediment. Use wherever a recipe calls for simple syrup.
  • VARIATIONS: You can flavor this syrup for other uses.
  • Ginger syrup: Simmer finely minced fresh ginger in syrup for about 40 minutes. Strain and cool.
  • Orange (or Lemon) syrup: Add the zest of one orange (or large lemon) and about a tablespoon of juice to 1/2 cup of syrup and simmer for about 40 minutes. Strain and cool.
  • Spice syrup: Stick cinnamon (crushed) simmered with a drop of red food coloring gives you a delightful cinnamon syrup. Other sweet spices such as nutmeg, clove, or allspice will also yield interesting flavors.
  • Table syrup: Maple flavoring with a bit of real maple syrup isn't bad on waffles. Adding 2 tablespoons to dark (blackstrap) molasses to about 1/2 cup of simple syrup isn't bad either if you like cane syrup on your hotcakes.
  • Chocolate syrup: Add cocoa and vanilla to taste. Try this version with some added cinnamon for a Mexican chocolate version.
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