Welcome to this article where I will share with you the recipe for the famous Peppermint Syrup Starbucks. This drink has become a holiday favorite for many people and with this recipe, you can now make it at home. Whether you want to impress your guests or simply enjoy it by yourself, this recipe is easy to follow and will surely satisfy your cravings. So, let’s get started!
List of Ingredients
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Red food coloring (optional)
List of Instructions
- In a saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and food coloring (if using).
- Let cool to room temperature, then transfer to a container with a lid.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- To make a Peppermint Syrup Starbucks, add 1-2 tablespoons of syrup to your favorite coffee or hot chocolate.
- Can I use other extracts instead of peppermint?
Yes, you can use any flavor extract you like such as vanilla, almond or hazelnut.
- Can I make this recipe without food coloring?
Yes, the food coloring is optional and can be omitted.
- How long can I store this syrup?
You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Can I use this syrup for iced drinks?
Yes, you can use it for iced coffee or iced tea as well.
- Can I double this recipe?
Yes, you can double or triple this recipe depending on your needs.
- Can I use honey instead of sugar?
No, honey will alter the taste and consistency of the syrup. It’s best to stick with granulated sugar.
- Can I make this recipe vegan?
Yes, you can use a vegan-friendly sugar substitute instead of granulated sugar.
- Can I use fresh mint leaves instead of extract?
No, fresh mint leaves will not give the same flavor and consistency as the extract.
- Can I use this syrup for baking?
Yes, you can use it for baking cakes, cupcakes or cookies.
- Can I use this syrup for cocktails?
Yes, you can use it to make peppermint cocktails or mocktails.
If you want a stronger peppermint flavor, you can add more extract to the syrup. However, be careful not to add too much as it can become overpowering.
If you don’t have a saucepan, you can also make the syrup in a microwave-safe bowl by heating it in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the sugar dissolves.
You can also use this syrup to make Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Hot Cocoa or Peppermint Frappuccino by adding it to your favorite coffee, milk or ice cream.