How to Make Simple Syrup (and Why You Need It in Your Life Right Now!) by Gigi Gaggero

How to Make Simple Syrup (and Why You Need It in Your Life Right Now!)

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:

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot.
  2. Bring mixture to a roaring boil. 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.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yummy! Great to have this as a go-to-staple in the kitchen. Thanks, Chef Gigi Gaggero!
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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