July 8, 2020

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Making simple syrup at home is super easy to do. I guess that is why simple is in the name. If you can heat up a saucepan of water, you can make simple syrup.

Simple syrup is traditionally just white sugar and water but you can create variations of the recipe. Consider using brown sugar instead of white sugar or a half and half ratio.

I have also enjoyed adding flavors such as a vanilla extract or peppermint to my syrups. However, if you do make different versions, be sure to label your jars.

I also recommend storing the homemade simple syrup in a glass jar with a lid. My favorite type of jar is a small mason jar.

We actually bought a case of 12 jars recently and we keep them for various recipes. They come so in handy for things like pickled onions or whatever creation we seem to want to make next.

What is simple syrup used for?

Simple syrup is often used in drinks and cocktails. It is also sometimes used in desserts. It is used a sweetener. Generally, a recipe calls for simple syrup when you want to add sugar but raw sugar wouldn’t dissolve well.

What is simple syrup made up?

Simple syrup is made of equal parts of water and white granulated sugar. You can experiment with adding an unlimited amount of additional flavors. 

How do you make homemade simple syrup?

It is quick and easy to make a simple syrup. All that you need to do is heat up equal parts of white sugar and water in a saucepan. Cook the mixture until the sugar has dissolved.

How long does homemade simple syrup last?

Homemade simple syrup will last up to 30 days in the refrigerator. Store it in a container with a lid and keep it in the back of the fridge. I recommend that you shake it every couple of days and then return it to the fridge. That will keep it nice and mixed together so that the sugar and water don’t separate.

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Yield: 1 cup

How to make simple syrup

How to make simple syrup

A simple syrup recipe that is quick to make. You only need sugar and water. You can make this at home in minutes.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c water


  1. Add the water and sugar to a medium saucepan. Stir.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Cook until sugar dissolves.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
  5. Pour into a glass container with a lid.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Meet Go-Go-Gadget Renee'. Her passion for #kitchen gadgets is matched only by her love for tech. A real #foodie, she's all heart for red wine and delicious meals. #CookingChewTribe

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