504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Sweet Vanilla Goodness: How to Make Vanilla Syrup
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sweet Vanilla Goodness: How to Make Vanilla Syrup

I love drinking coffee and baking and eating. I also love experimenting with different flavors and different ways to flavor beverages and baked goods and such. I have been interested in using syrups to add a special something. I decided to start with Vanilla Syrup, after all I have quarts and quarts of homemade Vanilla Extract. This was pretty much the easiest thing I have ever tried (almost!) and it is a great addition to my morning coffee, fancy beverages, and whatever else strikes my fancy!
Beautiful amber color and a sweet vanilla taste.

Seriously this is super easy!
Essentially you are making vanilla flavored simple syrup.


(easily doubled for more sweet vanilla goodness!)

Add sugar, water, and vanilla beans to your pot.

Make It!
  • Place the water, sugar, vanilla, and vanilla bean (slit lengthwise) in a medium sauce pan and slowly bring the mixture to a boil until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Let cool, and transfer  the mixture and the bean to am airtight container (I use a mason jar).
  • Store in the refrigerator. I cannot quite give you a time frame for how long it will keep because we use it up quickly...a month or two is my guess!

And...folks that is it all done!
Perfect for

What do you put in your coffee? Your tea? Your cookies? Your cocktails?

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre


  1. Thanks Holly. Hubs adds Vanilla syrup to his coffee so you've given me a great idea for Father's Day!

  2. My hubby loves his Starbucks vanilla syrup...will try this!

  3. Thanks so much, Holly, for the instructions for making the Vanilla Syrup and for the link to your post about the vanilla extract. Have you used the syrup for other things, as well. If you mentioned other ways, I apologize that I missed it. Sometimes I put a smidgen of vanilla extract in the eggs & milk when I make french toast. Just thinking, it might be good to mix a little of the syrup into the regular maple syrup to top the toast, hum? Thanks again for always sharing such good ideas!

  4. Oh Lynn - what a great idea to add it to the french toast or to the maple syrup! YUMMY!

    Ladies this does make a great gift...because it looks pretty!

  5. ahhhh, I swear I can smell this stuff through my computer! Yum!

  6. Sounds delicious! I love putting half and half in my coffee!

  7. Thanks for the recipe. I need to make this for my morning coffee. Right now I am putting regular sugar in my coffee so this is way better alternative. And I am sure it will taste divine. Thanks for sharing.



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