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How To Make Vanilla Syrup for Coffee

With just THREE ingredients you can make delicious vanilla syrup that’s better than store bought for your iced vanilla coffee or hot coffee! Let me show you how to make vanilla syrup for coffee with delicious vanilla flavor!! 

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Why This Recipe Works

  • Easy
  • Fast
  • Tastes GREAT!
  • Saves you a TON of money! 

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. 

Mix 1 part water and 2 parts sugar together and heat on the stove over medium to medium high heat till sugar melts. No Need to Boil.

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Add water to your pan

STEP 2. 

Allow to cool.

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Boil the water

STEP 3. 

Add the vanilla, stir and start making great beverages! You can use your homemade vanilla!

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PRO TIP:  Store your vanilla syrup with a vanilla bean for enhanced flavor and color! Plus it just looks cool! 

 

Here’s What You Will Need: 

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  1. Sugar
  2. Water
  3. Vanilla Extract

For Added Fun: Brown Sugar or Vanilla Beans

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Other Ways Can I Use This Vanilla Syrup? 

This vanilla syrup works great in: 

  • Coffees (Iced or hot)
  • Teas (Iced or Hot)
  • Mixed drinks (just make some up and add it to your bar cart). 
  • As part of a GIFT! 

This makes a perfect teacher gift! Pour into a cute bottle (I’ve seen some at the Dollar Store that would work) and add a Target Gift Card or even a coffee shop gift card and an insulated mug! 

How Long Does This Syrup Last? 

This syrup will last a very long time. Sugar is fairly hostile to a growth that might invade. I know this keeps for at least a month in the refrigerator and probably that long at room temp. 

Can You Put Vanilla Syrup in Coffee? 

Absolutely! Just follow this simple recipe and you’ll be flavoring your coffee like a pro in minutes!

Is This Syrup Just For Coffee? 

Nope! 

You can use this vanilla simple syrup in:

  • Making Cakes
  • How about pancakes? 
  • As part of your adult beverage supplies
  • All kinds of drinks!

Is This The Same as Starbucks Vanilla Syrup? 

Well, probably not. They use their own brand of coffee syrup. The good news is that you know exactly what these ingredients are! 

Tips and Tricks

  • It will take a minute for the sugar to melt into the water. Stir frequently and try not to be impatient. 
  • No need to boil the water, only heat enough for the sugar to disappear into the water. 
  • You can store the completed syrup at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will cool your hot coffee down less if at room temperature and will warm your iced coffee less if kept in the fridge! Your choice. 
  • The finished syrup will last for a month in the refrigerator. 
  • Find a beautiful bottle for your syrup and feel like royalty each morning as you make your coffee OR save a used commercial bottle and simply fill it back up with your own syrup. 

PRO TIPS:

  1. For a pro presentation, use a clear glass bottle and split a vanilla bean and place into the jar. Adds flavor and is fun to look at!
  2. If you prefer a slightly vanilla brown color to your syrup, substitute ½ cup brown sugar for ½ cup of the white sugar. 

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How To Make Vanilla Syrup for Coffee

With just THREE ingredients you can make delicious vanilla syrup for your iced or hot coffee! Let me show you how to make vanilla syrup for coffee!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make vanilla syrup for coffee
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Cups Sugar white granulated
  • 2 Tbs Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Mix together the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove top. Stir frequently until the sugar dissolves.
  • When sugar dissolves, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • When cooled, add the vanilla extract and decant into your preferred jar.

Notes

  • It will take a minute for the sugar to melt into the water. Stir frequently and try not to be impatient.
  • No need to boil the water, only heat enough for the sugar to disappear into the water.
  • Wait until the sugar and water mix has cooled to stir in the vanilla. The vanilla is delicate and we don’t want to lose any of that flavor!
  • You can store the completed syrup at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will cool your hot coffee down less if at room temperature and will warm your iced coffee less if kept in the fridge! Your choice.
  • The finished syrup will last for a month in the refrigerator.
  • Find a beautiful bottle for your syrup and feel like royalty each morning as you make your coffee OR save a used commercial bottle and simply fill it back up with your own syrup.
PRO TIPS:
  • For a pro presentation, use a clear glass bottle and split a vanilla bean and place into the jar. Adds flavor and is fun to look at! You do not have to scrape the seeds out of the pod, simply slice it down the middle (long ways) and put it in the bottle (it will work it's magic!).
  • If you prefer a slightly vanilla brown color to your syrup, substitute ½ cup brown sugar for ½ cup of the white sugar.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Vanilla Syrup for Coffee
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 1g2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A VERSE TO SHARE

This week I ran across some readings about Judas. Jesus knew what Judas was up to and He had full knowledge of how the scene would play out. Yet, He allowed Judas to be in His group. Judas ate the last meal with Jesus and was present for the events leading up to the point where Jesus was taken away. 

During this time, Satan comes in to Judas, he accepts 30 pieces of silver to give away Jesus’ location and finally sees Jesus hauled away. It’s pretty clear from what Jesus has to say that Judas is lost to Satan in the end. 

I’m sure that this is not the end that Jesus wanted for Judas but Judas made his greedy choices. I pray that the Lord help me when I am greedy. 

Psalms 41:9

Even my close friend whom I trusted, he who shared meals with me, has turned against me.

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Eileen Hightower

Saturday 8th of August 2020

I love iced coffee and this one sounds like a winner to me. I plan on trying this soon, the Lord willing.

You asked how we are all faring during this pandemic, and I don't mean to get too political here, but from what I have heard and seen throughout this ordeal, I believe it was well planned and intentional.

It has separated loved ones. In my congregation several women have their parents in nursing homes/assisted living and the authorities will not allow them to visit in person their own families. With tears in their eyes I try to console them. And then another woman whose husband had a stroke was not allowed to go and see him. He has since been moved to a rehab center and from what their son tells me, he is to be moved again. I fear to a hospice center, but don't if this is the case or not.

I hear the anguish in your heart as well as gratitude Wendi. The stories are legion. I truly believe in my heart we as a nation have been lied to about this disease and it has caused undue harm to our beloved nation.

God bless Wendi,

Eileen Hightower

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 9th of August 2020

Eileen, It is certainly a sad time for all of us. I hope the vanilla iced coffee brightens your day a little. Thanks for leaving a comment!

Wendi J Spraker

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

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