Coffee Syrup Recipe

A mug of black coffee
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Ratings (16)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup coffee syrup (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
49 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
(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 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.

Ingredients

  • 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.