Don't spend a fortune on store-bought syrups! Have cafe style coffee at home with these SIMPLE Homemade Coffee Syrups! So many flavor choices!
I love coffee! Shocker, right?! Starbucks is a weakness of mine that I am trying to avoid for the benefit of my waistline, and my wallet. I do love all of the fancy flavors that they offer. I could buy those Torani Syrups in-store or online, which isn't cheap, or I could make my own! It is so easy to make; you will be amazed!
First off, I found these cute little Oil Drizzler bottles in the dollar bins at Target. 2 Bottles for $3. Not a bad price since they are glass! I have heard some dollar trees also carry them, although I couldn't find them at mine. You can order them online at DollarTree.com. Amazon also sells some oil drizzle bottles but they are a little more expensive.
How to Make Coffee Syrups
I then made a simple syrup. Equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan on the stove. Simmering for about 10 minutes.
I did 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. You can increase or decrease by how much syrup you want to make at once.
Once the simple syrup is complete, you can flavor it how you would like. A tsp of caramel ice cream topping, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, mint extract, orange extract.....you get the point. You can make them as strong as you would like by adding more or less flavorings. I then poured them into these bottles and labeled them accordingly.
Of course, I then brewed a cup of coffee! I love getting a selection of K-Cups from Cross Country Cafe. They have the best prices around. Stir in a drizzle of your favorite syrup, maybe a little milk and you are ready to relax!
My personal favorite is this Copycat Caramel Brûlée Latte! I can't get enough of it!
These are best kept refrigerated up to 2 weeks. Some of the flavors like the peppermint can last longer.
Adults only who want to extend the shelf life of their syrups can add a tablespoon of vodka or rum to the bottle and the syrups life will extend to a month in the fridge.
Adding the alcohol helps prevent any bacteria growth extending the life.
Homemade Coffee Syrups
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- ⅓ cup caramel sauce
- 2 tsp Peppermint extract or 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp vanilla
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Put sugar and water into a heavy saucepan and bring to gentle boil, stirring often)
- Simmer on low for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Cool before putting into a container.
- Stir in the desired mix in to flavor your syrup accordingly