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How to Make Cane Sugar Simple Syrup: 8 Ways to Use + Recipes

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An easy recipe for how to make all-natural cane sugar simple syrup. It is called simple syrup, because, it’s really quite simple. 2-ingredients; organic pure cane sugar and filtered water, you will have your own Simple Syrup in minutes.

What do you use simple syrup for? I will go into more detail below, but it is most commonly used in beverages.

A mason jar filled with a golden amber cane sugar simple syrup, tied with twine and a label.

Cane Sugar Simple Syrup

So why a recipe for liquid cane sugar when you could just purchase some?

Because it is two ingredients that you probably always have on hand and it takes a couple of minutes to make that is why!

A few commonly asked questions about liquid cane sugar.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is cane sugar syrup?

Cane syrups are liquid sugar that are a dark to golden brown color, with flavor hints of caramel and butterscotch.

What kind of sugar is in simple syrup?

Clear simple syrup is white sugar in a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. However; any type of sugar when used in a 1:1 ratio with water will make a simple syrup.

Can I use other sugar in cane syrup?

Yes, I use organic all natural pure cane sugar in all of my baking so it is what I have on hand. I have also made it using raw or turbinado sugar, which will yield a darker finished color.

Ingredients in Cane Sugar Simple Syrup

Ready for it, get a pad of paper ready to write. Just kidding, it’s just 2-ingredients!

ingredients for cane sugar simple syrup, L-R water and all natural cane sugar
  • ALL- NATURAL CANE SUGAR | you may also use raw, turbinado or Demerara sugars for an all natural simple syrup.
  • FILTERED WATER | While you can use tap water, keep it pure and clean, it’s just a cup!

How to Make Sugar Syrup

This process to make cane sugar simple syrup could not be easier!

  1. Pour water and sugar into small heavy saucepan. Over medium heat stir until sugar dissolves, bring mixture to simmer, without stirring for about 3 minutes. BUT DO NOT BOIL. 
  2. Cool completely, and store in a clean mason jar in refrigerator, lasts indefinitely (though many sites tell you only 1 month, mine has lasted much longer than a month).
process shots for all natural cane syrup. Adding sugar to water, dissolved sugar in water

That’s it! How easy is cane sugar simple syrup to make!

Why Use Simple Syrup instead of Sugar?

Because it is liquid cane sugar and it dissolves easily into drinks, especially cold drinks. Which is why you see it used at Starbucks and other speciality coffee shops

Plus it prevents the gritty, super-sweet undissolved puddle of sugar we find at the bottom of our iced teas! And I think we tend to use less to sweeten since it mixes into the drink so quickly.

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How to Make Flavored Simple Syrups

I love using an infused simple syrup to flavor drinks, teas, cakes and so much more! Here are a few ideas for simple cane syrup infusions.

To the base of the simple syrup add:

  • Cinnamon stick
  • Mint
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Herbs
  • Fruit

Add desired flavoring to the simple syrup mixture while making, cool completely before removing the flavoring (this allows the flavors to develop), store in tightly sealed mason jar.

IDEAS FOR FLAVORED SIMPLE SYRUPS

The possibilities are endless, but here are a few to get you going.

Pin for hibiscus simple syrup with jar of hibiscus syrup.
  • Hibiscus Simple Syrup | A huge favorite of mine, not only is it gorgeous (naturally) in color, but adds great flavor to drinks, would be delicious drizzled on yogurt, oatmeal or pancakes too!
  • Cranberry Simple Syrup | Again a WOW looker to add pizazz to any drink, even non-alcoholic drinks like this Cranberry Spritzer.
  • Mint Simple Syrup | Wouldn’t this be amazing in any Mojito or Mint Julep?
  • Gingerbread Simple Syrup | Now we are talking! You can become a barista in your own home with this all-natural and delicious syrup.
  • Lavender Simple Syrup | I think I could just sit and smell this delicious syrup. I could see drizzling this in a cup of Earl Gray tea or brushing on a lemon cake.

COCKTAIL AND DRINK RECIPES USING SIMPLE SYRUP

If you enjoyed this recipe for liquid cane sugar, please comment below and tell me if you made it plain or infused!

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Yield: 1 ½ cups

How to Make Simple Syrup

A mason jar filled with a golden amber cane sugar simple syrup, tied with twine and a label.

An easy recipe for how to make all-natural cane sugar simple syrup. It is called simple syrup, because, it's really quite simple. 2-ingredients; organic pure cane sugar and filtered water, you will have your own Simple Syrup in minutes.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients

Infusion Suggestions

Instructions

  1. Pour water and sugar into small heavy saucepan. Over medium heat stir until sugar dissolves, bring mixture to simmer, without stirring for about 3 minutes. BUT DO NOT BOIL.
  2. Cool completely, and store in a clean mason jar in refrigerator, lasts indefinitely (though many sites tell you only 1 month, mine has lasted much longer than a month).
  3. If infusing simple syrup, place item (e.g. cinnamon stick, mint) in with ingredients and bring to simmer, cool with item in syrup for best flavor.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24 tablespoons

Serving Size:

1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc. Nutritional information will change based on used ingredients, quantities used, etc.

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