Peppermint Simple Syrup – Homemade peppermint syrup is perfect to put in coffee and other drinks! Made with just 3 simple ingredients in just 7 minutes.
Peppermint Simple Syrup
I can’t believe it is already peppermint season! After making my peppermint hot chocolate last year, I have been dreaming up other peppermint drinks to try making. One of the most important parts of making a peppermint drink is the peppermint simple syrup which I normally would just buy from the grocery store but after having spent the past few months making different simple syrups at home, I knew that I needed to make a peppermint simple syrup recipe.
Now this recipe takes less than 10 minutes and uses 3 ingredients so you can make it and have it on hand all season or you can whip it out right before making your peppermint drinks.
Common Questions About Making Peppermint Simple Syrup
Can you substitute peppermint extract for peppermint simple syrup?
Substituting peppermint extract for peppermint simple syrup will have a very different result and I would not suggest doing it. The peppermint syrup will give the drink (or anything you put it in) sweetness while using peppermint extract will only give flavor with no sweetness.
What do you use peppermint syrup for?
There are so many things you can use peppermint syrup for. Here are some of my favorite recipes that use it –
- Peppermint Mocha Latte
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Peppermint Mudslide
- Peppermint White Russian
- Peppermint Coffee Creamer
- Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Should you refrigerate peppermint syrup?
Yes! Please keep refrigerated between uses.
What other types of simple syrups can I make?
There are so many options! Some of the most popular types include –
- Classic Simple Syrup
- Cinnamon Dolce
- Toasted Marshmallow
How long does simple syrup last?
Simple syrup lasts about 6 months so long as it is kept covered in the refrigerator.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Bring to a soft boil and cook until the sugar has dissolved, stirring the entire time.
- Transfer to a heat-proof container to cool to room temperature. Store in a refrigerator until ready to use.