Vanilla Caramel Syrup - For Coffee or Espresso

"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."
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Ready In:
21 fluid ounces




  • 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.
  • Put the scrapings and the outer beans in a sauce pan.
  • Put all other ingredients in the pan and heat on low stirring often for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn heat up to medium for a few more minutes (3-5) stirring constantly.
  • Do not boil.
  • Filter your hot syrup through a Melitta and coffee filter or through a strainer and cheese cloth.
  • This is to remove the bean skins and any sediment.
  • 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.

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  1. kittikatkrazee
    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!
  2. OK Chef
    Great syrup. My family loves it so much we are making a huge batch and giving it as holiday gifts to teachers and friends.


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