Rating: 5 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
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Vanilla syrup for iced coffee, vanilla soda, snow cones, and more.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 pint
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Microwave vanilla bean and 2 teaspoons water in a small microwave-safe bowl until softened, about 30 seconds.

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  • Bring sugar and remaining water to a boil in a saucepan. Split vanilla bean lengthwise on a work surface; scrape out seeds with the back of a knife. Add seeds and pod to saucepan; boil until syrup is thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Tips

Cook's Notes:

A thicker syrup can be made by reducing sugar amount to 1 cup. The thicker syrup is more for iced coffee. The thin syrup makes great vanilla soda with 1/4 part syrup and 3/4 part soda water. The thin syrup plus sweetened condensed milk on shaved ice makes a great snow cone.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. I use clean Ball(R) jars for storage.

Syrup can be stored with or without the vanilla bean, but don't eat it.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; carbohydrates 20.2g; sodium 0.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2016
It's amazing how much flavor comes from a vanilla bean! I had recently purchased 2 of them for the very first time, and gave this recipe a try. The syrup is very tasty, and went well with my afternoon cappuccino. Looking forward to trying it with iced coffee as well. Thanks! Read More
(4)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2016
It's amazing how much flavor comes from a vanilla bean! I had recently purchased 2 of them for the very first time, and gave this recipe a try. The syrup is very tasty, and went well with my afternoon cappuccino. Looking forward to trying it with iced coffee as well. Thanks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2019
Easy and quick. Thanks so much for sharing this! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2020
Tastes just like the syrup that I use for my espresso every morning. Read More
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