If you love coffee, then you're going to love this easy Coffee Syrup recipe. This coffee-flavored simple syrup is perfect for adding flavor to your favorite drinks and desserts. It's quick and easy to make, and only requires 2 ingredients!
This coffee syrup is easy and full of that great java taste!
You can whip up this coffee-flavored simple syrup in minutes and use it in so many ways.
Try it in coffee milk, drizzle it over chocolate cake or coffee cake. Use it in tiramisu and other desserts for a hit of coffee flavor. Add it to cocktails, frappes, iced drinks.
Use this delicious coffee syrup in desserts, drinks, on pancakes, cocktails and so much more!
Not only is coffee a delicious sippable drink, but it also has a great flavor that can be used in many different food and drinks.
Instead of using an entire cup of coffee to get the flavor, you can make this easy coffee simple syrup!
Simple syrup is a sweetener made from equal parts sugar and liquid that has been boiled until the sugar has dissolved. It's used in many different cocktails and desserts, and it's super easy to make at home.
This coffee simple syrup recipe only requires two ingredients: coffee and sugar. You'll simply heat up the coffee to allow the sugar to dissolve. Pour it into a bottle or jar and use it to make coffee-flavored drinks and desserts!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
It uses 2 simple ingredients you may already have on hand.
Making your own simple syrup with coffee is budget-friendly.
Use it to flavor coffee, tea, milk, or as a filling and topping for cake, cupcakes, or ice cream.
Coffee syrup is a perfect edible gift for coffee lovers.
Ways to Use Coffee Syrup
- On pancakes, waffles or French toast.
- Drizzled on ice cream (it goes great with chocolate ice cream or vanilla).
- In coffee, iced coffee, frappe, or hot milk.
- Stirred into oatmeal.
- In cocktails to add an espresso flavor.
- To sweeten club soda into a coffee soda (or coffee cream soda with heavy cream swirled in).
- In Rhode Island coffee milk.
- Drizzled over cakes, such as chocolate cake or coffee cake.
- Use to add extra flavor to cupcakes, donuts, cheesecake or other desserts.
- In desserts such as Tiramisu or trifle.
Granulated White Sugar - Gives this coffee syrup its classic sweet flavor.
Brewed Coffee - In most simple syrup recipes, water is used to dissolve the sugar. For this recipe, strongly brewed coffee is used. To make sure the coffee flavor is intense enough, you'll need to strongly brew the coffee. You can make your strong coffee with percolated coffee or instant coffee.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
How to make coffee syrup
Wondering how to make this Coffee Syrup recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Mix the sugar and coffee: Add the coffee and sugar to a small saucepot. Give it a stir and bring the mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat: Once the mixture is brought to a boil, bring it down to a simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Cool and strain: Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Strain out any particles of coffee through a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl. The syrup will thicken as it cools.
Store: Pour the cooled and strained coffee syrup into a jar or bottle and keep it in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
It's important to make sure that the coffee brewed for this recipe is strong as lightly brewed coffee will not have an intense flavor in the syrup.
If needed, be sure to strain out any granules that may be leftover to keep the consistency smooth.
If you'd like to use instant coffee, use 1 ½ cups of water with five heaping tablespoons of instant coffee.
Do not use flavored coffee to make this recipe as the added artificial flavors may change when boiled into the syrup.
Make sure the syrup is stored in a sanitized jar before storing it to prevent the growth of any bacteria.
The syrup will thicken as it cools.
Drizzle over vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream.
Add some to Almond Milk Eggnog for a coffee twist.
Use it in cocktails.
Drizzle over a stack of Vegan Pancakes, waffles, or French toast to get that coffee hit in the morning.
Pour onto a serving of Baked Oats with Berries.
Make this coffee simple syrup using decaf coffee to get the coffee flavor without the buzz.
Add your favorite warming spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove for a warming flavor. You'll need to strain the syrup over a bowl to get the spices out.
Use any roast of coffee you enjoy, though dark, Italian, and French roasts yield the best flavor.
Before storing, stir in a little vanilla or almond extract for a different flavor.
Storing: Coffee simple syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks. Be sure to give it a good shake before using.
Freezing: You can freeze your coffee syrup for up to 3 months by pouring the cooled syrup into ice cube trays. Pop them out once frozen and add them to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container. Thaw in the fridge overnight before using.
No. Simple syrup is made from sugar and water while corn syrup is made from corn starch and water. They have different consistencies and uses.
Yes, you can make a regular sugar simple syrup by following the same instructions but omitting the brewed coffee.
Simple syrup is a great way to sweeten drinks and cocktails, as well as cakes, cupcakes, and ice cream. It's also used in some savory dishes such as glazes or sauces.
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- 2 cups granulated white sugar (400 grams)
- 1 ½ cups strongly brewed coffee (350ml) (or 1 ½ cups water plus 5 tablespoons instant coffee)
- Stir the sugar and coffee together in a pot, bring to the boil.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Strain out any particles of coffee through a fine mesh sieve over a bowl.
- Pour the coffee syrup 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.