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Homemade Vanilla Syrup For Coffee

Making your own Vanilla Simple Syrup for use in coffee, tea, soda and many other things is easy and economical. Plus it's delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 whole vanilla beans
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 brown sugar


  • In a small pot, combine water, sugars and vanilla beans and bring mixture to a boil, stirring once or twice to help melt the sugars.
  • Reduce to a simmer and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Leave mixture in the pot, covered overnight to intensify the vanilla flavor.
  • Pour vanilla syrup into a bottle or mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


You can choose to only add 1 cup sugar total, 1 1/4 cups or up to 2 cps. It's up to you.You can use all white sugar, all brown sugar or a combination of both.
Agave or other sugars can be substituted.
If you want a thicker syrup, you can add more sugar than water.
If you want to see vanilla beans in your syrup (which I do sometimes), slice open your vanilla beans after boiling and scrape seeds out into the mixture. Place beans back in overnight. Strain into a bowl. Trust me tons of itty bitty seeds will get through, straining will however prevent the clumps from getting through.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 7g