TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 26 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 60 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, trace sodium, 15g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Simple Syrup in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2007

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