Simple Syrup + skinny version

Use Simple Syrup to make drinks where sugar is required like iced tea, cocktails and to keep your cakes fresh and moist! It’s great to make a batch and keep it handy for when you want a quick cocktail like Tequila Sunrise, a classic Margarita, a delicious and refreshing Limonada.

A green bottle with clear with mint as garnish

Simple and easy! I use this in a lot of my cocktails that I make when entertaining. It’s also perfect for family gatherings where everyone has their own idea of how sweet their iced tea should be.

I make unsweetened tea and put the simple syrup on the table in a cream pitcher. Everyone’s happy.

Ingredients

Water & sugar – To get clear Simple Syrup use purified or filtered water and high-quality sugar. Otherwise it may turn out a little yellowish. It will still taste good but it’ll make a difference on the color.

Instructions

The process could not be any simpler! Making your own is easier and faster than to run up to the store to buy it!! It’s in less than 4 or 5 minutes. Also, since it’s equal parts of sugar and water, it’s easy to remember for future!

  • Just place the sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a soft boil over medium-high heat.
  • Keep mixing the sugar with a wooden spoon to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom. This will ensure all of the sugar melts all the way.
  • Then remove from heat once the sweetener dissolves.
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Quick tip: If you want it thin follow as written and turn it off after it starts to boil. If you want a thicker syrup just cook it longer lowering the heat a little bit after it starts to boil.

This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups and it can easily be doubled or even halved to meet your needs.

A saucepan with melted sugar and water plus a measurement cup with the simple syrup

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How to Store

  • Place it in an airtight container but cool completely before storing in fridge. Store in mason jars or any glass jar with a tight lid.
  • It will last about 1 to 2 months in refrigerator.
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Why is simple syrup used on cakes?

Here is a secret that many people don’t know about: Use this syrup to brush on cake layers for extra moisture! Plus it will add a little extra sweet flavor. This will keep your cakes soft for days!!

A green bottle with clear simply syrup. with mint as garnish

💫 If you make this recipe be sure to leave a rating in the comments below. You can also tag me on Instagram at @anafriasb.🙏

A green bottle with clear with mint as garnish

Simple syrup with skinny version

Servings 1 cups
Ana Frias
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Use Simple Syrup to make drinks where sugar is required like tea, lemonade, cocktails and to keep your cakes fresh and moist!
1 cups

Ingredients
  

REGULAR SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water

SKINNY SIMPLE SYRUP

  • ¼ cup Non-calorie sweetener (or 15 individual packets).
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan add both ingredients and bring to a soft boil over medium-high heat.
  • Keep mixing the sugar with a wooden spoon to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom. This will ensure all of the sugar melts all the way.
  • Place in an airtight container cool completely before storing in fridge.
  • Simple syrup last about 1 to 2 months in refrigerator.

*Ana’s Notes:

Calories are for regular sugar. 
Quick tip: If you want it thin follow as written and turn it off after it starts to boil. If you want a thicker syrup just cook it longer lowering the heat a little bit after it starts to boil.
To get clear Simple Syrup use purified or filtered water and high-quality sugar. Otherwise it may turn out a little yellowish. It will still taste good but it’ll make a difference on the color.

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1Tbsp | Sugar: 8g | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

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