This brown sugar simple syrup is a delightful balance between sweetness and rich caramel notes. Its the secret ingredient to your drinks, pancakes, and other desserts that you never knew you needed.
Made with only two ingredients in under 20 minutes, you’ll have this easy and versatile sweetener ready for mocktails, steamers, waffles, and everything in between.
Although I love fruity syrups like this raspberry simple syrup or this peach simple syrup, the warm notes in brown sugar elevate such a wide variety of recipes. It’s very similar to our regular simple syrup just with this more caramelized sugar.
And of course, homemade simple syrup goes great in so many different drinks. Mocktails, teas, lattes, hot chocolate, and crockpot apple cider are just a few delicious options for this liquid sweetener.
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Ordinary brown sugar doesn’t mix as well in drinks so whipping up this quick syrup is a great way to master the perfect drinks.
Why you’ll love this dark brown sugar syrup
- It’s made with only two simple ingredients that you probably already have at home.
- You can store it for up to a month.
- It makes a great substitute for maple syrup.
- You can use it in savory recipes, desserts, and drinks.
- It only takes 20 minutes to make for an easy, homemade sweetener.
What sugar is best for simple syrup?
I like to use real brown sugar in this recipe because it gives this syrup a deep caramel flavor with notes of toffee. However, regular white sugar, raw sugar, or even coconut sugar works well in simple syrup recipes. The flavor will be different if you switch the sugar, but the important part is that you mix with equal part water.
Ingredients for brown sugar syrup
When I say this is an easy recipe, I mean it. The flavor is warm, sweet and with a subtle taste of molasses and comes from only TWO ingredients…
- Brown Sugar
How to make brown sugar simple syrup
Step 1: The base
Add equal parts water and sugar to a small saucepan and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
Step 2: Boil
On medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from heat.
Step 3: Steep
Let the syrup steep for 10 minutes then pour into a glass container for storage.
Pro tip: To avoid burning the homemade brown sugar syrup, make sure you remove the pan from heat as soon as the mixture begins to boil. Over boiling will give you a bitter flavor.
How long can I store brown sugar simple syrup?
You can store this homemade syrup in a glass container for up to 1-2 weeks at room temperature. Make sure it’s in an airtight container, mason jar, or another glass jar. Once the syrup gets cloudy, discolored, or moldy, it’s time to make a new batch.
Do you need to refrigerate simple syrup?
Although you don’t need to store this classic simple syrup in the fridge, it will last longer if you can. But again, once it changes color or gets moldy, it’s no longer good.
What recipes can I enhance with this simple syrup?
- Drizzle some of this thick brown sugar syrup on french toast bites, waffles, or gluten free pancakes for an elevated Sunday brunch.
- Mix into cold drinks like iced tea, iced coffee, your favorite cocktails (or mocktails!).
- Next time you make a cake, pour some syrup in between cake layers for a rich brown sugar flavor.
- If you’re out of hot fudge, trickle this delicious brown sugar syrup over some old fashioned vanilla ice cream
- Similar to our strawberry simple syrup, blackberry simple syrup, orange simple syrup, blueberry simple syrup, jalapeno simple syrup, lavender simple syrup and rose simple syrup, it is the EASIEST recipe!
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Easy Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of brown sugar to a small pot and whisk well
- Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes
- Pour syrup into a glass bottle and store at room temperature