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Simply Syrup for Your Cold Brew | Recipe

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We’re crazy about COLD BREW...but if you try to add sugar you’re usually left with crunchy bits on the bottom. No thanks.

Instead of stirring like a maniac or denying your sweet tooth, do what to professionals do!

When Starbucks, or most any other coffee shop, adds sugar to your iced beverage, they usually use a simple syrup. 

Simple syrup is just a fancy way of saying liquefied sugar. It’s easy and cheap to make at home, and can be customized with your favorite flavors.

All you need is sugar and water-- flavor extract if you're fancy. 

Told you it was easy!


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Continue to cook at a rapid simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, about 8-9 minutes.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the vanilla (or other flavor extract), and cool to room temperature. 
  3. Transfer your mixture to a glass jar or bottle and keep refrigerated. 
  4. The syrup will last for about two weeks. Don’t worry if you notice the sugar starts to crystallize a bit, it’ll still taste great!
Add to your favorite Tayst Cold Brew and enjoy!

Not only do you have a sweet, smooth drink, but you’re saving money and plastic by not using packaged syrups or going out to the coffee shop. Win-Win-Win!