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Homemade vanilla syrup for coffee

Flavour your hot or cold brew coffee with this simple to make vanilla syrup

July 19th 2022

By Savannah Coombe / 5 min read

A glass of iced coffee

One of the basic ingredients usually used to make your sweetened coffee drinks at a coffee shop are different flavoured syrups. These can be found to buy online, but usually for a hefty price. This is a homemade alternative that’s easy to make. The final product can be stored in the refrigerator for about one to two weeks.

Makes a big batch of syrup

- 2 cups water
- 1 ¾ cups sugar
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract 1 vanilla bean

- Cut the vanilla bean pod in half and scrape out the seeds.
- Mix the water, sugar, and vanilla bean seeds along with the pod itself, together in a saucepan.
- Bring up to a simmer and let simmer for four minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let cool for a couple of minutes, and add the vanilla extract.
- Store in a glass container and refrigerate.

Alternatively, we've partnered up with Bristol-based syrup company Sweetbird, so you can buy their delicious flavoured syrups directly from our website.

Sweetbird Coffee Syrups


Sweetbird coffee syrups are the perfect ingredient to use at home or in the office to create your own flavour-packed coffee inspirations - from lattés to frappés and even cold brew coffee. 

Available in 250ml glass bottles in four delicious flavours, they are full of taste, and little else - you’ll find no artificial colours and definitely no GMO’s.

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