This is used to sweeten a variety of mixed drinks, but can also be used to sweeten iced tea or coffee.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + cooling
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 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.
- Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts1 tablespoon: 60 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 15g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Simple Syrup in The Taste of Home Cookbook--Entertaining Edition