All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this delicious Homemade Vanilla Syrup for Coffee! It’s perfect flavoring your coffee plus drinks like tea, sodas, cocktails, and more. If you love flavored coffee make this at coffee syrup at home to add to your favorite coffee drinks.
If you love flavored coffee drinks, you are going to love this recipe! Today I’m showing you how to make homemade vanilla syrup for coffee. You can use it to sweeten and flavor your coffee at home.
I LOVE coffee house drinks but, wow, they get expensive! I don’t think I could totally give them up, but having homemade coffee syrup on hand definitely cuts back on those expensive coffee trips.
The best news is that it’s easy to make your own and it keeps for a week in the refrigerator. You’ll definitely want to give it a try!
Why This Recipe Works
- You only need four ingredients and one of them is water!
- It’s so easy to make – it takes less than 15 minutes.
- It’s so much cheaper than buying it premade at the store, plus you know what’s in it.
- You can use it to flavor coffee, cold brew coffee, hot chocolate, or other drinks!
Basically, this recipe is flavored simple syrup. I keep the ingredients on hand so it’s easy to make a batch!
- For the best vanilla flavor, I like to use a vanilla bean and extract.
- You’ll also need some water and granulated sugar.
How to Make It
Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir often until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Next, scrape the vanilla beans out of the pod. Lay the pod on a cutting board and use a paring knife to slice it open. Use the blade to scrape out the beans and drop them into the sugar water. Drop the pod in, too.
Heat the syrup for one minute and then take the pan off the heat. Let the syrup cool for five minutes.
Take the pod out and discard it. Place cheesecloth in your container and pour the syrup through it. It will catch the seeds which you can then discard.
Secure the lid on the container and refrigerate the syrup. It will keep for up to a week.
Vanilla extract is a very concentrated vanilla liquid. It’s not sweetened and won’t taste the same in coffee as vanilla syrup since the syrup is sweetened. Technically, you can add extract directly to your coffee – it will add a vanilla flavor, but it’s definitely not the same.
Vanilla bean syrup is made with vanilla seeds which gives the syrup a much stronger flavor. Vanilla syrup could be made with just vanilla extract.
No, you don’t have to strain them. You can leave them in your syrup and skip the straining step.
Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to a week.
I love to make it for gifts! Make a batch and bottle it in cute airtight containers. You can make a fun label and wrap it up with a mug and some coffee beans for a cute and easy gift. Just be sure to keep it refrigerated before you give it away!
It’s not just for coffee – you can use it to flavor cocktails, tea, sodas, and other drinks.
Ready to make your own vanilla syrup for coffee? I knew you would! It’s so easy but it takes your coffee from boring to amazing with just a splash. You will love it!
Try Some in These Drinks!
- Give your lattes a twist – I love to use it in my Caramel Latte and White Chocolate Latte!
- Add to a Dalgona Coffee – it’s a fancy whipped coffee that’s easy to make. Or try it with a Whipped Hot Chocolate!
- Add a splash to your Irish Coffee for a great after dinner coffee cocktail.
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- 1 c. water
- 1 c. Sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 Vanilla Bean
- Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat, stirring often, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Mix in vanilla extract to the simple syrup in the saucepan. Slice vanilla bean pod lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the syrup, then drop the whole bean pod in.
- Heat syrup through for 1 minute and then remove from heat.
- Cool syrup mixture for five minutes and then remove the vanilla bean, strain the seeds with a cheesecloth if desired and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Serve it with your favorite coffee drinks.