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)
- 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.
- Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the vanilla (or other flavor extract), and cool to room temperature.
- Transfer your mixture to a glass jar or bottle and keep refrigerated.
- 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!
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!