5 DIY Coffee Syrups To Sweeten Your Morning

Looks like we’re back to talking about coffee [you knew we wouldn’t last long ;)]. Well okay, this time it’s not technically coffee but it’s just as good, we promise. This time we are talking about *coffee syrups*.

We CHAARGies are coffee enthusiasts + once in a while our daily brew needs a little flavor boost. When the craving for a cup of caramel-y caffeinated goodness strikes, hitting up the nearest coffee shop sometimes seems like our only option. But, what if we told you that you could easily make your own delicious flavored syrups at home? GAME. CHANGER.

WHY WE LOVE DIY SYRUPS

#1] They’re super simple — while they may have a decent amount of sugar, they have way fewer ingredients than our fav coffee shop syrups.

#2] Not only are they perfect in coffee [especially our favorite DIY cold brew!], but they’re also great in other drinks like mocktails//cocktails or sparkling water!

Feel free to halve these recipes for less syrup, or double ‘em for bigger batches!

VANILLA BEAN SYRUP

1 cup Sugar

1 cup Water

1 Vanilla Bean [for regular vanilla, omit + add an extra splash of extract]

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Split vanilla bean lengthwise + scrape out the seeds. Combine the sugar, water + seeds in a saucepan [+ even throw in the pod if you want]. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves [remember to stir occasionally], then reduce to low heat + simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, remove the pod + let cool!


SALTED CARAMEL SYRUP

¾ cup Sugar

½ cup Water

¼ cup Caramel Sauce

¼ tsp Salt

Combine the sugar, water + caramel sauce in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves [remember to stir occasionally] + remove from heat, let cool + enjoy : )

BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON SYRUP

1 cup Brown Sugar

1 cup Water

1 tsp Cinnamon

Combine the sugar, water + cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves [remember to stir occasionally]. Reduce to low heat + simmer for about 10 minutes, remove from heat + let it cool!

BLACKBERRY SYRUP

 1 cup Sugar

1 cup Water

¾ cup Blackberries [fresh – could use raspberries too!]

Slice//smash berries a little [to release the juices a bit], combine sugar, water, + berries in a saucepan + cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves [remember to stir occasionally]. Reduce heat to low + simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat + strain out the seeds + berries [we recommend a fine mesh strainer], + let cool.

 

COCONUT SYRUP

¾ cup Sugar

¾ cup Water

¼ cup Cream of Coconut*

2 tsp Coconut Extract

Combine the sugar, water, + cream of coconut in a saucepan + cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves [remember to stiroccasionally]. Remove from heat, add coconut extract, + stir. Let cool + enjoy!

*Cream of coconut typically comes in a can + can be found in the Asian food section, or near the alcohol aisle [close to the pina colada mixes]!

Store these syrups in bottles in the fridge after they cool completely. Olive oil bottles are perfect dispensers + make it easy to drizzle these into your coffee, but any kind of airtight jar//bottle will work!

Have a different flavor you’d like to try out? Feel free to experiment with other ingredients — keep the base roughly the same [equal parts sugar + water] + add in some different ingredients to create a new flavor. There are ENDLESS possibilities. : )

Now time to pour, stir, + ENJOY !

+ Isabelle [isabelle_inchaarg], IU CHAARG

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  • […] Last, but not least, don’t forget the final touches on your home-brewed cup of coffee! If you’re not taking it black [it’s okay — it takes time!], try swapping out sugar for stevia + whole milk for non-dairy alternatives like soy, almond, or coconut milk. We’ve even made our own DIY coffee syrups before — check out the recipes here! […]

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