5-Minute Easy Vanilla Simple Syrup Recipe for Coffee (VIDEO)

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We looooooove simple syrups over here. From vanilla to cinnamon and all the flavors in between, simple syrups are such an easy, quick way to customize your coffee drink to be exactly what you want.

And, they’re super easy to make at home, so you can have them at the ready whenever the craving strikes.

Today, we’re going to show you how we make our own vanilla simple syrup to sweeten coffee and tea drinks. It’s so delicious and the vanilla flavor is amazing. You won’t believe how easy it is and it only needs 3 ingredients! After it’s done – make sure to whip up one of our iced vanilla lattes with vanilla cold foam with it!


Easy Vanilla Simple Syrup Recipe:

While we made our simple syrup on this super powerful little burner (seriously, shockingly powerful), so that we could do a video for you, you can make it on the stove or even in the microwave!

So, sit back, relax, sip some coffee and watch how easy it is to make this:

Vanilla Simple Syrup Ingredients:

You only need three ingredients to make this syrup! Here’s what you need:

Originally, I used 3 tsp. vanilla extract, but have since gone up to 1 tbsp. for added flavor. 

Then, just stir occasionally until the sugar is fully dissolved and it’s gently simmering.

Remove from heat and let it cool a bit before putting it in the bottle. Use a bottle that seals. We bought a set of these glass bottles with chalkboard stickers, but you could use any kind of container with a seal to keep it fresh.

This will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks, but honestly, it won’t last that long!

How To Use Vanilla Simple Syrup:

This syrup is muy delicioso! Just add 2 tablespoons to a 12-16oz coffee, adding less or more to taste. We like our coffee a bit sweeter, but if you don’t, maybe start with one tablespoon and add more as you need.

Easy Coffee Recipe:

Want to make our favorite coffee recipe? Use your new syrup in this delicious vanilla latte:

  • Add 1 cup of ice to a glass
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons vanilla simple syrup (I like 2 tbsp, because I like drinks a little sweeter!)
  • Add 1 cup iced coffee
  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • Or, sub out the milk for vanilla cold foam. Add 4 tbsp. heavy cream, 2 tbsp. milk, and 1 tbsp vanilla syrup to a carafe and use a hand frother to mix until soft set, like soft whipped cream. 
  • Pour milk or cold foam over coffee and enjoy!


If you make this, let us know what you think! If you’re a coffee lover, you might also like these posts:

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