Make it Monday: Flavored Syrups

DIY Flavored Syrups

flavored syrups

Have you ever made flavored syrups? They are actual very simple to make. You can use them for coffee, hot chocolate, italian sodas, ice cream toppings and more. They can be something fruity, like cherry or something like chocolate or vanilla.

First, you start by taking a simple syrup with equal parts sugar and water. If you want to use fresh fruit in your syrup, use about a cup of peeled fruit per 3/4 cup equal parts sugar and water. If using extracts, use about a TBSP for the same.

I made cherry, orange and vanilla flavored syrups with this recipe:

3/4 sugar

3/4 water

1 cup fruit OR 1 TBSP extract

 Mix all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and place on the stove at medium heat, approximately 10 minutes. It will come to low simmer. Remove from heat and allow to cool about 5-10 minutes.

Pour the flavored syrup into jars or bottles. If using the fresh fruit option, use a mesh strainer to keep the fruit from going into the jar.

The syrup is best stored in the refrigerator for up to a month. Use your syrups in coffee, flavored drinks or even homemade snow cones.

What would you use flavored syrups for?

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  1. Katherine Riley says

    Very neat idea, I can see using these with my baked goods. I really like the idea of using butter nut extract.

  2. Judith Martinez says

    Yummy! I make my own pancake syrup and my own chocolate syrup. I know my oldest daughter makes simple syrup for cocktails and this seems to be the same basic process.

  3. Oooh!! Homemade snowcones!! My little ones would love! Great post! Simple syrups really are easy.
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  4. This looks pretty darn easy and much cheaper than the stuff I have been buying!
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  5. yum! never thought to make my own flavored syrup. Will have to give this a try!
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