How to Make Simple Syrup & Why You Need It in Your Life! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

How to Make Simple Syrup & Why You Need It in Your Life!

Let's make simple syrup! Typically I use a 2 to 1 ratio (2 sugar, 1 water) to make my simple syrup. You’ll need:

  • sugar
  • filtered water

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Bring mixture to a roaring boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for at least 10 minutes to reduce and thicken.

You can make a variation on flavors by adding vanilla bean pods or other various spices. Experiment! Just remember simple syrup has a horrible life span – foodborne microbs grow fast here! It should be used within the week and kept refrigerated.

What can you use it for?

  • Added to fresh lemon juice with ice, it will make the best lemonade you've ever had.
  • A must have in your home bar.
  • Used in many ice cream and sorbet recipes.
  • Great addition to a citrus salad vinaigrette.
  • Wonderful infused with basil or other herbs and glazed on grilled vegetables, especially carrots.
  • Great base for many delicious Asian marinades.

What are you waiting for?

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Yummy! Great to have this as a go-to-staple in the kitchen. Thanks, Chef Gigi Gaggero!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Simple Syrup can be a lifesaver. So many people give sugar a bad rap these days. As long as it's organic, real cane sugar it still is a whole food. Everything in moderation right!

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