Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Simple Syrup -- It's simpler than you thought!

Hi, friends. How's it going? I'm off to a great week-- working the last few shifts of my current job and about to start a new one! Details coming soon. I'm really loving my new city and enjoying the fall-ish weather. The fall decorations everywhere and pumpkin-spice everything make it even better!

I have a super easy DIY project for you today: simple syrup. Some call it sugar water or classic syrup; it's all the same!

I was in the baking aisle of the grocery store and I couldn't believe what I saw... simple syrup was for sale. I had no idea that something so easy and inexpensive to make was available to buy. That's was a shocker to me, but the even bigger shocker was the price.

A small bottle of simple syrup cost much more than a 5 pound bag of sugar. Do you have any idea how much simple syrup you could make with 5 pounds of sugar???? Let's not even go there.

Instead, I'm going to share how to make simple syrup. Simple syrup serves many purposes, but the most common is to sweeten liquids like iced coffee and mixed drinks.

Have you ever gone to a coffee shop and ordered an iced coffee and wanted it sweetened and the barista points you in the direction of sugar packets? Oh man, good luck getting the sugar to dissolve in ice cold coffee! I think it's a complete shame that any coffee shop wouldn't have simple syrup. A huge turn off for this iced coffee lover!!

Making simple syrup is very easy. Just add equal parts of water and sugar to a sauce pan and boil until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool and store it in a glass or plastic container, preferably one that has a pump or squeeze lid to make your life easier when you go to use it (an oil/vinegar glass container would be ideal). And that's it; your simple syrup is ready to be used. Let your iced coffee (and mixed drinks) rejoice!

Hope all of you are having an amazing week.
I'll be back Friday with an awesome workout :)


  1. Good to know! I agree, sugar just does not dissolve in iced tea or coffee. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!



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