Great syrup for flavoring coffees and all other hot drinks such as lattes, hot chocolate, and tea. Great for your budget. No more buying costly flavored syrups from coffee houses. Give as a gift anytime of the year for the coffee lover.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; stir 4 to 5 minutes. Add peppermint extract and remove from heat. Cool syrup for 5 minutes; pour into glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

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Cook's Note:

Syrup keeps in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts

26 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 6.7g 2% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2018
So to avoid the 8 quad venti peppermint mocha at Starbucks every day I smartly grabbed a bottle of peppermint syrup at the checkout counter at Sur la Table last month. (When I got home and saw I had paid 16 for it I wasn t feeling as smart). I made a double batch of this recipe and I can t tell the difference between it and the bottle I bought. I did give it some time to cool off before I added the extract. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/08/2017
Wow I used the full amount of peppermint extract and it was WAY too minty for me. I looked up a couple more recipes online and they called for less extract. I had only made half a recipe so what I did was add the full amount of water and sugar--I kept it on the heat until the syrup started to reduce and I didn't add any more extract. So basically I made the full recipe with only 1/2 teaspoon extract and then it was OK. In my cup of coffee I used equal amounts syrup to half-n-half. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2018
So to avoid the 8 quad venti peppermint mocha at Starbucks every day I smartly grabbed a bottle of peppermint syrup at the checkout counter at Sur la Table last month. (When I got home and saw I had paid 16 for it I wasn t feeling as smart). I made a double batch of this recipe and I can t tell the difference between it and the bottle I bought. I did give it some time to cool off before I added the extract. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
09/07/2017
Wow I used the full amount of peppermint extract and it was WAY too minty for me. I looked up a couple more recipes online and they called for less extract. I had only made half a recipe so what I did was add the full amount of water and sugar--I kept it on the heat until the syrup started to reduce and I didn't add any more extract. So basically I made the full recipe with only 1/2 teaspoon extract and then it was OK. In my cup of coffee I used equal amounts syrup to half-n-half. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2015
Made this for hubby...he said it tasted good but he had to put quite a bit in to get a nice peppermint flavor. Next time I will either remove it from the heat cool it a bit THEN add the peppermint extract or just use a bit of peppermint oil instead. Either way he liked it and said he would give it 4 stars...Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
This was delicious! Tasted so great in my coffee. Would recommend adding a little more sugar but that might just be my preference;-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
Tried a few bottled version of peppermint syrup and was really disappointed. Figured I'd make my own and this really hit the spot for homemade peppermint mochas! Made as is except for using sugar substitute and it tasted great. I think I used a little over a tablespoon in my coffee and it was perfect. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2020
Really easy! i added more peppermint though as it wasn't quite strong enough with 1 tsp. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/23/2016
made it per instructions and t tasted like sweet water. It was barely minty and I couldn't taste anything when I added it to my coffee. Very disappointing. Read More