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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

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

Method:
- 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

£3.99

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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