Simple Syrup Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 White sugar1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Corn syrup1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Water2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1276 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0 g

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 167.4 mg7%

Total Carbohydrates 334 g111.2%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 278.6 g

Protein 0 g

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 2.2% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Put sugar, corn syrup and water into small saucepan.
Bring to boil, and cover.
Simmer 5 minutes; uncover, and simmer 4 minutes longer.
Cool, pour into screw-top jar and refrigerate.
Makes about 1 1/4 cups.


Scott Barnes profile page

Scott Barnes says :

I would like to flavor this syrup. Would 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract be a good amount for this recipe?
Posted on: 2 October 2012 - 11:26pm
Samina Tapia profile page

Samina Tapia says :

Hi Scott, you most certainly can flavor the syrup with Vanilla. Use a good quality pure vanilla extract. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the extract, taste, then add more for a stronger flavor. It would depend on what you are planning to use the syrup for. If using to make cocktails, it is best to not add any flavor that will overpower the flavor of the drink, unless vanilla is the flavor of the cocktail!
Posted on: 5 October 2012 - 10:11pm