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How - To - Make Flavored Simple Syrups

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

Elderberry, Cuban Coffee, Vanilla Bean, and Chai Tea


What is simple syrup?


Simple syrup is created by adding one part water to one part sugar, also known in baking as the 1 to 1 ratio (1:1). Normally this simple syrup is made with white granular sugar: The sugar and water mix in a stockpot. As the hot sugar and water come together, it creates a clear sticky sweet liquid. Of course, you can add more sugar to create a sweeter syrup base, but I prefer the 1:1 ratio. Simple Syrups can be added to many drinks and desserts like yogurt, ice creams, dessert sauce, cakes, cocktails, mocktails, lemonade, sparkling sodas, and so many more. When you create these simple syrups try to understand the flavours by combining them with other complementary flavours that will work together.




Elderberry Syrup

For The Elderberry, I did use honey, but it can substitute for maple or rice syrup. You can also soak the dried elderberry in 1 cup of water.


Ingredients:


1 cup Honey

1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice

1 cup Dried Elderberry

1 cup Water



Instructions:


Combine all the ingredients into a medium stockpot on med-low heat; allow the sauce to thicken slightly, then in a china cap or small strainer, remove dried elderberry. Remove from heat, let the sauce cool to room temperature. Once the simple syrup is cooled down, transfer to a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The honey acts as a thickener but also adds nutritious properties and extra flavour.


Chai Tea Syrup



Ingredients:


1 cup Organic Coconut Cane Sugar

1 teaspoon Chai Tea Spices or Tea Bag

1 cup Water




Instructions:


Combine all the ingredients into a medium stockpot on med-low heat; allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Remove from heat let sauce cool to room temperature. Once the simple syrup is cooled down, transfer to a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you change the sugar in simple syrup, you add a whole new flavour to your syrup. For example, coconut Cane sugar enhances caramel, coconut and nutty aromas to this syrup.




Vanilla Bean Syrup



Ingredients:


1 cup Organic Coconut Cane Sugar

2.5 teaspoon Vanilla Bean

1 cup Water




Instructions:


Combine all the ingredients into a medium stockpot on med-low heat; allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Remove from heat let sauce cool to room temperature. Once the simple syrup is cooled down, transfer to a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you change the sugar in simple syrup, you add a whole new flavour to your syrup.





Cuban Coffee Syrup



Ingredients:


1 cup Organic Coconut Cane Sugar

3 tablespoons Cuban Coffee (Coffee beans of your choice)

1 cup Water




Instructions:


Combine all the ingredients into a medium stockpot on med-low heat; allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Remove from heat let sauce cool to room temperature. Once the simple syrup is cooled down, transfer to a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you change the sugar in simple syrup, you add a whole new flavour to your syrup.





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