How to Make Peppermint Syrup

During the holiday season, peppermint is a vital flavor for any coffee shop. You can always buy your flavoring syrup but if you want to make it from scratch, here's a simple recipe.

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What you'll need:

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Squeeze bottle or jar

How to Make it:

1. Mix it

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In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together your water and sugar. Stir until the sugar is combined.

2. Boil it

Bring this to a boil and allow to boil for 1 minute. Turn down the stove to low and simmer for 3-5 minutes until thickened to a more syrup-like consistency. Make sure to stir enough that the sugar doesn't stick to the pan.

3. Cool

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Remove your saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool for 15-20 minutes.

4. Add the flavor

Add the peppermint extract and mix thoroughly.

5. Store it

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Transfer your syrup into your squeeze bottle or jar. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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