Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vanilla Syrup

What do you do when you have a craving for vanilla spice chai latte but don’t have vanilla syrup and are too lazy to go out and get some??? You make your own… And this one is no trouble at all. I did it! Store it in a pretty little bottle in the fridge and use it up in a few weeks in all your favorite coffee or tea drinks.

2 cups sugar

2 cups water

4 vanilla beans, split in two up to 1” from tip

1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract (recipe to make your own HERE)

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Pour syrup through a sieve lined with cheesecloth to strain out vanilla beans. There will be a bit of seeds left in the syrup.

Let cool, pour into bottle and store in fridge.

vanilla syrup 01

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