Rich and velvety homemade brown sugar simple syrup is a delectable concoction perfect for elevating your culinary creations, whether you're drizzling it into coffee, or crafting inventive cocktails.
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When the weather turns cold, I move away from my berry simple syrups and lemon syrup recipes in favor of something more complex and rich.
📖Why This Recipe Works
Versatile- This brown sugar syrup can be used in any recipe calling for simple syrup when you want a deeper molasses flavor.
Gifting- This recipe makes a great hostess gift.
Brown Sugar- You can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar in this recipe. The darker sugar will give you a deeper flavor.
Water- I use filtered water when possible for a clean taste.
See the recipe card for exact quantities.
🍲How to Make Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
Brown sugar syrup follows the standard ratio of one part water and one part sugar. You can make a rich simple syrup by increasing to 2 parts sugar to 1 part water.
This heavy ratio makes a delightful cake syrup.
Start by heating the water and brown sugar over low heat. There is no need to boil the syrup.
Whisk constantly until the sugar completely dissolves.
Cool to room temperature and then transfer to an airtight container or glass bottle for storage.
You can also use our microwave simple syrup method for this recipe.
🥣 How to Use Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
Use this recipe in any coffee drink, hot tea, or iced tea. It is also great in hot apple cider.
Drizzle over fruit, cheesecake, or apple tarts. This syrup recipe is also delightful on bread pudding and oatmeal.
The syrup may thicken up over time - simply heat gently on the stove or microwave in 15-second bursts until pourable again before using.
Follow our guide for storing simple syrup. But essentially it should keep for several weeks in the fridge.
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💭 Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, simply keep the ratio of the ingredients the same.
📖 Printable Recipe Card
Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.1 cup water, 1 cup brown sugar
- Cool to room temperature before using in cold drinks. Transfer the simple syrup to a sterilized glass jar or bottle for storage.
- Brown sugar simple syrup will last for up to one month when stored properly in the fridge. If it has crystalized or become cloudy throw it out.
- Small Saucepan