Coffee Syrup

Coffee Syrup recipe

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
49 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
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%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 8mg 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 syrup using the normal proportions of a ​simple syrup, which is one part sugar to one part water or other liquid. Be sure to use extra-strength coffee to maximize the amount of coffee flavor that comes through.


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup extra-strength brewed coffee

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Coffee Syrup ingredients

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  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and extra-strength coffee. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar.

    pour sugar into coffee in a pot

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

    cook coffee and sugar together in a pot

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  4. Transfer coffee syrup to a container and let cool to room temperature.

    pour coffee syrup into a glass jar

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  5. Seal and store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Use in your favorite food and drink recipes, and enjoy!

    Coffee Syrup in a glass jar

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  • For the best flavor, make the syrup with the strongest coffee you can brew. One option is to cold-brew 3/4 cup coarsely ground coffee in 1 cup of cold water; at this concentrated ratio, it should only need to steep for a few hours before straining out the coffee.
  • A stove-top espresso pot and French press make concentrated coffee as well, and they're much quicker methods. You can always add more beans and use less water in your favorite brewer.
  • Use the finished coffee syrup to flavor milk and milkshake drinks, alcoholic cocktails, and as a topping for desserts or ice cream.