If you love the flavor of brown sugar in your drinks, this easy brown sugar simple syrup recipe is for you! Learn how quick it is to make at home with only 2 ingredients.
Recently I have become quite obsessed with Starbucks oat milk and brown sugar lattes. I actually learned a way to order them warm, which I have been recreating on the daily at home.
At first, I was just using brown sugar, but I needed to make a brown sugar simple syrup to get the most authentic flavor. Turns out it could not be easier, and it takes less than 15 minutes to make. But you don't have to be obsessed with the flavor of an oatmeal cookie in coffee form to need to make brown sugar simple syrup.
Here are a few other reasons you may want to make this sweet syrup:
You can use this in
- Starbucks copycat drinks
- As a sugar replacement in your coffee or express
Ingredient notes and substitutions
I don't know how many two-ingredient recipes you can find in the world, but this is one of them.
To make this recipe you will need:
- Brown sugar: For this recipe you can use light or dark brown sugar. I used an organic light brown sugar because sugar is a very high GMO crop. If you want to make a different type of simple syrup you can swap out the brown sugar for white sugar and make a basic simple syrup recipe.
- Water: Sorry but this is a necessary and irreplacebly ingredient for this recipe.
Creating simple syrup is easy and you can actually adjust the ratio of water to sugar to create a different flavor strength.
You can use a 2:1 ratio of water to sugar for a thinner, lighter tasing syrup.
If you prefer a thicker, stronger flavor profile you can use a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar. This means you use equal parts water and brown sugar.
In this recipe, we use the 2:1 because it was going in coffee and I wanted it to be similar to the brown sugar syrup Starbucks uses.
How do brown sugar and cane sugar differ? Brown sugar is a mix of white sugar and molasses which is what gives it the darker color. The flavor profile is different with brown sugar being a stronger, heavier flavor profile that is caramel-like.
How do I store? Let the syrup come to room temperature in the pan you made it in. Once cooled, you can transfer to a glass jar with a lid. Store in the fridge.
How long does this last? In an air-tight jar, this will last for up to 4 weeks in the fridge.
What will the consistency be like? Don't expect this to be thick like maple syrup. It will be thinner, just a tad thicker than water.
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