Yum Alert: Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups

I love a good flavored syrup in my coffee every once in a while, but that while is always a very long one because whenever I think about what the syrup is made of, I get scared. Homemade flavored coffee syrups are nothing short of revolutionary. From now on, you won’t have to speculate about the ingredients in your vanilla syrup. Recipe and image via A Beautiful Mess.

DIY Coffee Syrups

For the vanilla syrup you need:

2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (the clear kind is much preferred here). In a small pot heat your water and sugar over low/medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Now stir in your vanilla extract and pour into your dispenser.

For the raspberry syrup you need:

2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup fresh raspberries. In a small pot heat your water and sugar over low/medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Mash up the raspberries a little and then stir them in with the syrup, allow this to mingle for 3-5 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out any large raspberry pieces and seeds. Then pour into your dispenser.

For the caramel syrup you need: 

2 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup caramel (store bought or make your own). In a small pot heat your water and sugar over low/medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Now stir in your caramel until well combined and pour into your dispenser.

 

 

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