Holiday Syrups at Home

Holiday Syrups at Home

Posted by Jodie Dawson on

By Claudia Martillo


Bring a little bit of the holiday flavors you love to your home with these simple syrup recipes. Syrups are easy to make and are a great way to spice up your morning coffee and get in the holiday spirit. Making your own syrups at home is also a healthy alternative, as you’re able to control the ingredients and sugar content. These syrups can be used in your regular cup of coffee or in lattes, cappuccinos, and more. 


Peppermint Syrup

Ingredients

  • ½  tsp of peppermint extract 
  • 1 ¼ cups of granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Combine water and granulated sugar in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat and mix until the sugar is dissolved. Do not let the mixture boil so the water won’t evaporate.
  2. Remove from the heat, and add the peppermint extract. 
  3. Let the mixture cool and then store. Add to your coffee or teas as desired. Syrup can be stored for 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Sugar Cookie Syrup

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of light brown sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tsp of cake batter extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 drops of almond extract

Instructions

  1. Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat and mix until the sugar is dissolved
  2. Add the cake batter extract and a pinch of salt
  3. (Optional) Add a few drops of almond extract
  4. Let the mixture bubble up and then remove from heat. Let the syrup cool and then store.  Add to your coffee or teas as desired. Syrup can be stored for 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Gingerbread Syrup

Ingredients

  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 ½ tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine brown sugar, water, and molasses to a small pot over medium-low heat. Add cinnamon and ground ginger until there are no lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer
  2. Cook the syrup for 5-8 minutes until slightly thickened. 
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract
  4. Let the syrup cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container. Syrup can be stored for 1-2 weeks. 

 

Watch the video tutorial on our Instagram @doyoujavalove or TikTok @javalovecoffee 

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