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Simple Syrup

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Simple syrup is a combination of water and sugar that is perfect for sweetening cold beverages.  I always keep a big jar of this in the fridge during the summer to sweeten iced coffee or make an iced chai tea latte. Simple syrup is just sugar dissolved in water so that you can add it to cold beverages and not have the grainy sugar to deal with. You just use equal parts water and sugar, heat it enough to dissolve the sugar and call it good.

Simple Syrup

During the summer I like to drink my beverages cold.  This includes coffee and tea.  I prefer to cold brew the coffee and tea because it’s just quicker, but as you may know, sugar doesn’t dissolve well in cold liquids.  I like my drinks sweet so I needed a better option. I’d heard of simple syrup before, but I’d never really made it because “syrup” just sounded difficult. Ha ha! It’s not. It takes about 5 minutes to stir together simple syrup and I make a large enough batch so that I only have to do it every once in a while.

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Or equal parts water and sugar


Combine water and sugar in a pan.
Heat mixture over medium to medium high heat just until the sugar dissolves in the water.
Take off heat immediately and allow to cool completely.
Store in a jar or other container in the refrigerator.


Simple, right?!  Now that you have a batch, let’s get making some cool summer drinks!


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  • Melanie
    August 14, 2017

    How long will simple syrup last?

  • Miz Helen
    May 30, 2017

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

  • Lindy
    May 27, 2017

    Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

  • Hil
    May 27, 2017

    A great way to make nice drinks for the summer!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

  • Gentle Joy Homemaker
    May 23, 2017

    A new idea….

  • Kapp's Kitchen
    May 23, 2017

    I love using simple syrup! We just made some on Saturday to help sweeten a Tumeric lemonade we made this weekend. Sooooo good!

  • I love to have simple syrup handy wen I want some seet tea. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  • Abby
    April 9, 2013

    I love using simple syrup to sweeten our cold teas and fresh drinks. I’ve yet to try cold-brewed iced coffee though. This summer, maybe. Thanks for sharing!

    • Camille
      April 9, 2013

      Oh man, ice brewed coffee is so good! I drink more of that during the summer than anything else. Thanks for stopping by!