Our peach simple syrup is everything that summer tastes like and can be added to mocktails, lemonade, Italian sodas, baked goodies, and even drizzled on vanilla or peach ice cream. It is easy to make and so versatile!
So when you have extra summer fresh peaches, or even when you don’t you can grab some frozen peaches to whip up this natural summer sweetener. This delicious peach syrup is the best way to add peach flavor to nearly anything.
To me, the official flavor of summer is peach. It is sweet yet fruity and a bit juicy. This sweetener adds a touch of that to anything you are making, baking or drinking.
It provides an easy way to enjoy a delicious recipe with extra summer flair. This fresh peach syrup is a simple recipe with a great shelf life. I especially love to add it to these mocktails because it isn’t a thick syrup so mixes well.
- Non-alcoholic mimosa mocktail
- Virgin margarita
- Non-alcoholic pina colada
- Prosecco drink
- Blackberry lemonade
- Non-alcoholic gin and tonic
- Lavender lemonade
- Grapefruit mocktail
- Strawberry Mocktail
- Virgin Mojito Recipe
- Starbucks Pink Drink Recipe
You can also make a simple peach Italian soda by adding a tablespoon to large glass with ice, soda water and a splash of cream. You can also drizzle it over peaches and cream for a delicious and fresh dessert.
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Can I use any sugar?
Any sugar can be used for this recipe. From cane sugar to coconut sugar and date sugar to raw sugar, they all work great!
Does it matter what kind of water I use?
Not at all. Tap water or filtered work equally as well. Just don’t use any carbonated water like club soda or seltzer.
How to make it
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a medium saucepan and whisk well
- Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen peach slices
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat whisking occasionally until sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
- Pour syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass bottle, making sure to push down the fruit as you strain
Uses for the leftover sugar peaches
Be sure to save those peaches! They are so delicious and can be used in a variety of other ways including in our gluten-free rhubarb crisp with peaches. Here are some of my favorites…
- Over icecream
- Grilled peach salsa
- Topping for gluten-free pancakes, gluten-free waffles or even sourdough French toast
- Made into the easiest freezer jam during peach season
- Added to a peach Italian soda or other cold drinks
- Served with cottage cheese or homemade ricotta like you can find on Mamma Mangia
- Simply served with whole cream and fresh lemon juice drizzled over top
I love this easy recipe because it’s really two in one. This and the sugared peaches. Yum!
Fresh or Frozen Peaches
This recipe can be used with either fresh fruit or frozen peaches. I do personally love using fresh as a great way to use fresh summer peaches. However, frozen works just as well and sometimes it is easier during non summer months.
These other recipes can also be made with fresh or frozen fruit…
- Raspberry Simple Syrup
- Blackberry Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Blueberry Simple Syrup
- Orange Simple Syrup
Be sure to save the extra cooked peaches from this recipe and fruit from listed above for other uses. You will be thankful you did when you can make all kinds of great toppings with simple ingredients.
How do you store it?
It can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator in a mason jar or airtight container, whichever you prefer. You can use a glass or plastic container just be sure it is cooled before pouring if you are going to use plastic.
Does it need to be refrigerated?
Simple syrup does not need to be refrigerated. It handles well at room temperature. You can also freeze this into ice cube trays and add frozen cubes to soda water for a nice drink.
How long do infused blends last?
You can keep infused blends like our rosemary simple syrup for 1-2 weeks at room temperature or 3 weeks to a 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy or discolored, it is no longer good.
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Peach Simple Syrup
- 1 C water
- 1 C sugar
- 1 1/2 C sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
- Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen peaches
- Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
- Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle, making sure to push down the fruit as you strain