Homemade vanilla syrup – Starbucks copycat recipe
Do you buy Starbucks syrup bottles regularly? Then try today’s vanilla syrup at home. You will be surprised how easily syrups can be made with only a few everyday ingredients in your own kitchen.
Homemade vanilla syrup which has beautiful vanilla flavor, golden brown color, and perfect syrupy texture. Now savor your cup of espresso or coffee with homemade vanilla syrup with a hint of caramel flavor.
* This is a copycat clone, not a Starbucks Fontana proprietary recipe.
How to Make Vanilla Syrup – Copycat Recipe
for about 1 1/3 cups
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a thick-bottomed sauce pan, add granulated sugar, light brown sugar, pinch of salt, and water. Over medium-high heat, slowly stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. You can make syrup only with granulated sugar and water but brown sugar and pinch of salt will give richer flavor to the final result. When the syrup reaches full boil with big bubbles, just let it boil for about 5 minutes. Reducing the syrup by boiling will make the syrup thicker.
Then remove the pan out of the heat and wait for half an hour or until it’s sufficiently cooled.
Finally add 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract and stir until combined.
If you opt for a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract, boil with scraped vanilla seeds and a vanilla pod all together and then strain the syrup when it’s still hot. And 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract equals 1 vanilla bean.