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How to Make Simple Syrup

How to Make Simple Syrup

Learn HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE SYRUP as your gateway ingredient to creating sweet, delicate glazed desserts or drinks. If you’re like me and you like your food smooth and consistent, I would personally recommend this easy-to-make concoction that you can do at home. This makes a great holiday giveaway, too!
Course How To
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 - 18 teaspoons
Calories 48kcal
Author Imma


  • Small saucepan 


  • 1 cup granulated sugar  
  • 1 cup water  


  • In a small medium saucepan, combine sugar and water and place over medium heat. 
  • Cook for about 2-4 minutes while stirring until sugar is dissolved. 
  • Remove pan from the heat and let it cool, as it cools it slightly thickens up. 
  • Pour into a container or a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid. 
  • Simple syrup will keep refrigerated for about one month.


  1. Add simple infusions into this syrup such as flavors from fresh fruits, herbs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and whole spices, to name a few.
  2. To infuse flavors in this simple syrup, allow the added ingredients to simmer together and cool fully with the syrup. Remove the added ingredients after cooling.
  3. Simple syrup with granulated sugar is clear. But you can always swap it for Demerara and Turbinado sugar for a light caramel-y flavor and brown sugar for a deeply flavored syrup on a winter drink.
  4. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g