We all love our fancy pant’s coffee’s. Vanilla latte? Yes please! Gingerbread Americano or Cinnamon flat white? Oh yes I’ll take one of each! There is plenty of choice but all at a cost. These delicious fancy coffees that have become a part of modern life are not cheap. And to help you recreate one at home they sell you expensive bottles of syrups to flavour your coffees. Well no more can they get away with that because I am going to share 3 really simple, easy to make homemade coffee syrups that will cost you a fraction of the price of the ones they try to sell you!
The three I am sharing with you today are vanilla, cinnamon and gingerbread. But once you have the basic recipe down these are highly customisable to what ever flavour you fancy. Experiment and see what takes your fancy.
I have been making my own homemade coffee syrups for years now, I have tried to share this with you before but every time I try and take photos they come out really bad. And I mean really bad…… I never thought taking photographs of bottles would be so difficult! These are my latest attempts and even I have to admit they are a bit questionable. But I couldn’t wait to share these recipes any longer.
Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
- 240 millilitres water (1 cup)
- 200 grams light brown sugar (1 cup lightly packed)
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mace (or nutmeg)
- 1 teaspoon molasses (or black treacle)
- In a small pan over a medium heat, add all the ingredients in and stir until the sugar has dissolved. This will be about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Then take it off the heat and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
- Pour the syrup into a clean sterilised jar or bottle, seal and use within one month.
As you can see they are simple to make, once you have your sugar syrup made up you can add any flavouring you like. Try adding your own favourite spices and see what works and what you enjoy and never be stuck with a boring coffee again!