This recipe for Biscoff Syrup shows you how to make an easy simple syrup with rich warming spices. Biscoff (speculoos) flavored syrup can be used to make baked goods or as a delightful addition to your coffee or tea.
Turn the delicious taste of lotus cookies or cookie butter into a tasty Biscoff Syrup!
Wondering what the flavor of Biscoff is? You'll know it from Lotus cookies and cookie butter. It's a blend of spices called 'speculoos' that's made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, anise, cardamom, and white pepper.
A crunchy Lotus Biscoff cookie or a smear of cookie butter is a taste that is always on my mind. I love the unique flavor of Biscoff because it has a very warm and sweet flavor with a slightly spicy note making it super versatile.
While you can use a Homemade Biscoff Spice blend in many recipes, the flavor intensifies more when paired with sweet sugar in syrup form.
You can easily make a homemade biscoff syrup using the classic blend of speculoos spices along with sugar, water, and a bit of vanilla extract.
Try it out as a topping on ice creams, cakes, or your favorite desserts. You can even enjoy it in a cup of tea or coffee. Or in a cocktail!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
It gives a strong and sweet classic Biscoff flavor in syrup form.
The entire biscoff syrup recipe is made in just 15 minutes or less.
You can use it in your favorite baked goods or as a topping to any dessert or sweet breakfast.
This simple syrup lasts 4 weeks in the fridge and can also be frozen for later use.
A homemade simple syrup contains no chemicals or preservatives making it a healthier option than any store-bought brand.
Ingredients & Tools
Water - Helps thin out the syrup making it a pourable consistency to use in your favorite recipes.
Granulated White Sugar - Sweetens up the base layer of the syrup.
Light Brown Sugar - Brown sugar also helps to sweeten the syrup but also provides a light caramel-like flavor.
Biscoff Spice - A special blend of speculoos spices made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, anise, cardamom, and white pepper is used to give the syrup its classic warm and spicy flavor.
Vanilla Extract - Used to infuse a vanilla flavor throughout the syrup that pairs well with the other flavors.
It is super easy to whip up your own homemade Speculoos (Biscoff) Simple Syrup in minutes! Follow this step by step tutorial, then scroll down for the full ingredients list and method in the recipe card.
Dissolve the sugar in water: Add the water to a medium saucepot along with both white and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and let it sit for 5 minutes to dissolve.
Add the speculoos spices: To the sugar and water mixture, add the biscoff blend of spices and stir until they are evenly distributed throughout. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Add the vanilla flavor: Remove the mixture from the heat, then pour in the vanilla extract to the mixture and give it another good stir. Allow the mixture to cool.
Strain and bottle: Once cool enough, pour the syrup into a bowl using a fine-mesh strainer to strain out any large portions of the spices. Pour the syrup into a sanitized bottle or jar and store it in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
Make sure you add the spices only after the sugar has been at a simmer for at least 5 minutes. Adding the spices to boiling water could cause them to heat too quickly and leave a bitter taste.
The simple syrup needs to cool enough before adding it into jars or containers as the hot sugar liquid could cause serious burns.
For best results, make sure you are using a sanitized jar or container to store biscoff syrup as you do not want any bacteria to form.
If you would like a lighter-colored syrup, strain twice to remove any remaining spice particles.
The homemade Biscoff spice blend can be customized to your personal tastes. Add a bit more cinnamon if you enjoy the flavor and less of the pepper if you don’t enjoy it too spicy
For a deeper caramel flavor, try using only light brown sugar, or only dark brown sugar to replace the white sugar in this recipe.
Change up the flavor infusion by using a different flavor extracts such as maple, almond, or your favorite fruit extract.
Storing & Freezing
Storing: This simple syrup is best stored in the fridge in a sealed container or jar with a lid. You can use it for up to 1 month.
Freezing: If you’d like to freeze any Biscoff syrup for a later date, pour the cooled syrup into ice cube molds and freeze overnight. Remove from the ice cube trays and store in a sealed bag or container for up to 3 months.
This is a sweetened sauce made with the classic blend of Biscoff spices. This recipe shows you how to make it in syrup form, but it can be simmered down further to a sauce consistency.
Biscoff is made of speculaas (also called speculoos), a unique blend of spices and seasonings gives anything you use with it a warm and comforting level of spices paired with a sweet caramel-like taste.
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- 1 cup water 250ml
- 1 cup granulated white sugar 200g
- ½ cup light brown sugar 100g
- 2 teaspoons Biscoff spice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Stir the sugars and water together in a pot, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the biscoff spice and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and allow to cool.
- Strain in a fine mesh strainer (or mesh bag) over a bowl.
- Pour into a jar or bottle and keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.