This simple peppermint syrup recipe requires just three ingredients and is ready in about ten minutes! Starting with a peppermint mocha, this article contains suggestions for using peppermint simple syrup in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, and baked goods.
- Ingredients for peppermint simple syrup
- How to make peppermint simple syrup
- Can I use a different kind of sugar?
- How to store peppermint simple syrup
- How long does peppermint simple syrup last?
- How to use peppermint simple syrup
- How to Make Peppermint Simple Syrup
- What are the ingredients in peppermint syrup?
- Can you use peppermint extract instead of peppermint syrup?
- What’s the difference between peppermint extract and peppermint syrup?
- Does simple syrup need to boil?
- How much sugar is in 1 pump peppermint syrup?
- How long does simple syrup last?
- Can you put peppermint extract in water and drink it?
- Can I melt candy canes for peppermint extract?
- Can you use too much peppermint extract?
- Will peppermint extract repel mice?
Ingredients for peppermint simple syrup
- Sugar, granulated
- Extract of peppermint
That’s all there is to it. The beauty of simple syrup is that it is not only simple to produce, but also simple to remember: equal amounts granulated sugar and water.
If you’re unfamiliar, when a recipe asks for equal portions of anything, it’s referring to ingredient ratios. It may alternatively be written as 1 part ___ to 1 part .
In this situation, it’s equal parts sugar and water, which means that if you use 1 cup sugar, you’ll also need 1 cup water.
Add 2 teaspoons peppermint essence to the mixture. Next, since we’re adding the peppermint flavor, we just want to add 1 teaspoon.
How to make peppermint simple syrup
- Simmer: Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer (do not boil) and stir periodically until the sugar has dissolved completely.
- Add some flavor by stirring in the peppermint essence.
- Take from the heat and set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Pour to an airtight jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Can I use a different kind of sugar?
You certainly can! But keep in mind that various sweeteners might produce distinct flavors.
- Sugar made from cane Simple syrup made from cane sugar may be somewhat more golden in color.
- Honey Honey simple syrup will have a gorgeous golden tint, much like honey!
I would propose light brown sugar as a substitution for the basic recipe of ordinary simple syrup, but not for peppermint simple syrup since it affects the taste profile too much.
How to store peppermint simple syrup
I prefer to keep my simple syrup in these small glass corked bottles, but anything with a sealed top that is easy for you to use is fine.
You might repurpose these containers after thoroughly cleaning them (reduce, reuse, recycle!):
- salad dressing bottles made of glass
- jars of maple syrup
- any condiment bottles made of glass, such as rice vinegar or spicy sauce
- even bottles of wine (if you use simple syrup a lot)
While many people like to use plastic squeeze bottles, I prefer to avoid using anything plastic to prevent toxins leeching into the syrup.
How long does peppermint simple syrup last?
or has a bad odor. In my experience, it keeps in the fridge for approximately 3-4 weeks. When simple syrup becomes hazy and discolored, you’ll know it’s beyond its prime.
How to use peppermint simple syrup
You may use your own simple syrup in a number of ways!
- My go-to use for peppermint simple syrup is in a mocha for a Starbucks-style peppermint mocha.
- A little drizzle over a glass of cold coffee is also great. After all, even on the snowiest of winter days, iced coffee is a year-round option in New England.
- Use it in a white hot chocolate for an extra festive and warm drink.
- Try it in a white chocolate mocha (hot or iced)
- What about peppermint hot cocoa? If you don’t mind, I’ll do it.
Did you know that simple syrup may be used in baked goods? Just make sure the peppermint taste complements what you put it to!
- If you overbaked a cake and it turned out a touch dry, you may brush a little more moisture over the top of each layer of cake.
- If you taste the cake and notice it’s a touch boring, the simple syrup might help to give some sweetness.
- Try a little peppermint syrup on top of a newly prepared chocolate mug cake or depression cake to jazz up one of your old favorites.
- White chocolate peppermint lava cakes already have a strong peppermint taste, but if you can’t get enough, apply a brush to the tops of your lava cakes!
The same ideas apply to cupcakes, pound cake, or sponge cakes that need a little tender loving care.
How to Make Peppermint Simple Syrup
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- a cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon essence of peppermint
- 2 cup of water
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Combine sugar and water in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil while whisking frequently.
- Let to cook for 3 minutes, whisking regularly.
- 2 teaspoon essence of peppermint
Whisk in the peppermint essence and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate in a tight container for up to 1 month. Enjoy!