Peppermint syrup

This is another one of those “I can’t believe I ever spent money on this” sort of recipes. I love those!

Last year I sweet talked a barista into selling me a bottle of peppermint syrup so I could have my own peppermint coffees at home. You know, for less than $6 a cup. This year I thought I’d go one better and make it myself. As with so many things, it is ridiculously simple to make on your own.

Peppermint syrup

Peppermint syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. I did this in the microwave in my trusty Pyrex but in a saucepan on the stove is fine too -- just stir together the sugar and water and heat till the sugar dissolves, then stir in the peppermint extract (which, I have found, varies a lot from bottle to bottle, so be sure to taste and adjust accordingly)
http://oneparticularkitchen.com/2010/11/12/peppermint-syrup/

You can also replace the peppermint extract with vanilla for quick and easy vanilla syrup.

That’s all, folks! Then add about a tablespoon to your coffee, hot chocolate or whatever floats your boat. Enjoy!

9 comments to Peppermint syrup

  • Awesome! I’m gonna make some soon, peppermint mocha is the best on cold am’s :) Thanks for the easy recipe!

  • I know right, we pay this ridiculous amount of $ for our fave coffee & its all the syrup, they must make a fortune when they sell their fancy coffees…, what an awesome idea making your own for home (it’d be hard not to throw a little dash onto icecream either).

  • Genius! I love, love, LOVE peppermint flavoring in my coffee. I’ll have to keep a vat of this in the pantry.. Yum!

  • Jennifer

    This is wonderful! I was spending about $40/month on my favorite Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino Creme and I could not find a substitute. I am now making my second batch in the past month!

  • Rebecca

    Just now realizing I could use this in my peppermint iced tea. (Currently I use half regular tea bags, half peppermint herbal tea bags.) It should be a lot cheaper! (The peppermint tea bags are expensive, compared to the mondo boxes of plain ol’ Lipton tea bags.

  • Thank you for this recipe. I attempted it but used much more peppermint. Even at that the peppermint flavor was still a bit weak. Do you think it matters which peppermint extract you use?

    • Hi Elizabeth! You know, I found that same issue on a couple batches myself. I was using the same brand of peppermint extract, so I wonder if it’s the age of it? I’m totally guessing, but I know spices lose their punch after a while, and that’s the only difference I can think of with the extracts I used. Either way, it’s easy to just stir or shake in more extract till it’s just how you like it. :)

  • Roxanne

    What did you store it in?? I assume it doesnt have to stored in the fridge. What about using Splenda – has anyone tried that??

    Im so excited to try this!! :)

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