Vanilla Syrup for Coffee
photo by gailanng
- Ready In:
- Combine the sugars and water in a saucepan.
- Boil for at least 10 minutes.
- Let cool. When solution has cooled, add the extract and stir well. Store in an airtight bottle or container.
Questions & Replies
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.
Thank you so much for this recipe! Being stuck at home during COVID and craving vanilla iced coffee, I made a half batch of this exactly as written (except, well, half of the amounts). It is WONDERFUL and a half recipe made about 2 cups. I've been putting 2 Tablespoons of the syrup into 10oz of strong-brewed, cooled coffee with 1/4-1/2c of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it has made me SO HAPPY. It's a wonderful replacement, low calorie (comparatively, to the *$ stuff), low cost, and maybe even better tasting. I attached a photo to show how much syrup a 1/2 recipe makes - this is in a standard 24oz pasta sauce jar. I also weighed it, and it made almost exactly 16 oz.
Thank you for posting this recipe. My college aged son is visiting and we ran out of his vanilla syrup for his morning latte so in this emergency, I found your recipe and he likes way better than the store brand Italian version (and pennies to make). Thank you for sharing! BTW, I just made half a batch and there is plenty.
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