Coffee Syrup Recipe

A mug of black coffee
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup coffee syrup (16 servings)
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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 actually 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.

What You'll Need

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

How 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.
  1. Use to flavor milk drinks, alcoholic cocktails and as a topping for desserts or ice cream.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 49
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)