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Simple Syrup Recipe

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 TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:26 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 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 two weeks. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

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

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