Coffee Syrup

A mug of black coffee

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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
49 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 0mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This two-ingredient coffee syrup recipe can be used to flavor alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cakes, or used as an ice cream topping.

This is a coffee-flavored ​simple syrup. Normal proportions for a simple syrup are two parts sugar to one part water or other liquid. In this recipe, the proportions are reduced to one part sugar to one part coffee to extract the maximum amount of coffee flavor.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coffee (brewed extra strength)

Steps to Make It

How to Make 1 Cup Extra-Strength Brewed Coffee

  • Brew 3/4 cup ground coffee with 8 ounces cold water.

Make the Syrup

  1. Combine sugar and extra-strength coffee in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar.

  2. Lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring often.

  3. Transfer coffee syrup to a container and let come to room temperature. Seal and store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

  4. Use to flavor milk drinks, alcoholic cocktails and as a topping for desserts or ice cream.