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Vanilla Syrup for Coffee and Tea





This recipe is really simple, but I got a bunch of requests for it in the comments of Wednesday’s post, so here it is!

This syrup is a bit like the flavoured syrups that they use in coffee shops. I like to use mine in tea or coffee with some milk (plain or frothed). If you have an espresso machine, you could also make homemade lattes (syrup in the bottom of the cup, one or two shots of espresso, and steamed milk).

To make frothed milk, you can either use a milk frother (I have one similar to this one) or you can use a jar or other container with a lid. Just put in a few tablespoons of milk, shake until it’s frothy, remove the lid, and microwave for about 30 seconds.

Simple Vanilla Syrup

Yield: Approximately 1 cup

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Add the sugar and water into a pot and heat over medium-high until boiling.
If you’d prefer a thinner syrup (like the one in the photos above), turn the heat down as soon as the mixture starts to boil. If you’d like a slightly thicker syrup, allow the mixture to boil for 1-2 minutes before turning down the heat.
Turn down to low and simmer until mixture has thickened (about 5 minutes).
Stir in the vanilla extract.
Allow the syrup to cool, then transfer to a sealed container (one batch just fits into an 8oz/250ml mason jar- like these). Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.


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  1. Delicious and yummy – my two favorite things! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I can wait to try it this weekend.

    • Thanks Brandy… two of my favourite things too!
      Please let me know how it turns out for you 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! I will be trying this over the weekend hopefully. It’s so simple.

    • Thanks Donna! I love how little time it takes and a batch lasts me about 2 weeks.
      Please let me know how it turns out for you!

    • Thanks so much Nicole! Please let me know how it turns out for you 🙂

  3. Hello! I found your through Andi… this vanilla syrup sounds so yummy. I am going to make some today! And I had no idea you could froth milk just by shaking it in a jar… that is too cool!

  4. Excellent! Thanks for the tutorial, now I can make my own without worrying about what strange things are in it:)

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