Greetings everyone! As a huge fan of Starbucks, I always look for ways to recreate their famous drinks at home. One of my favorites is the peppermint syrup they use during the holiday season. So, I decided to share my version of the recipe so that you can enjoy it at home too. Let’s get started!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- Red food coloring (optional)
- In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring continuously until sugar is fully dissolved.
- Remove from heat and add peppermint extract. If you want a more festive look, add a few drops of red food coloring.
- Let the syrup cool down completely before transferring it to a bottle or container of your choice.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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- Q: How long does the syrup last in the fridge?
- A: The syrup can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
- Q: Can I use a different type of extract instead of peppermint?
- A: Yes, you can try using vanilla, almond or hazelnut extract for a different flavor.
- Q: Can I use natural food coloring instead of the artificial one?
- A: Yes, you can use natural food coloring made from beet juice, turmeric or other ingredients.
- Q: Can I make a larger batch of syrup?
- A: Yes, you can double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch of syrup.
- Q: Can I use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar?
- A: Yes, you can try using brown sugar for a richer flavor.
- Q: Can I use this syrup for other drinks?
- A: Yes, you can use this syrup for hot chocolate, cocktails or any other drinks that require a sweet, minty flavor.
- Q: Can I add more peppermint extract for a stronger flavor?
- A: Yes, you can add more peppermint extract if you prefer a stronger flavor, but be careful not to overdo it.
- Q: Can I use this syrup to make a peppermint latte?
- A: Yes, you can use this syrup to make a peppermint latte by adding it to espresso and steamed milk.
If you want to make this syrup even more festive, you can add a few crushed candy canes to the mixture while it’s heating up. This will give it a nice texture and a more authentic peppermint flavor.
You can also adjust the sweetness of the syrup by adding more or less sugar, depending on your preference. Just remember that the more sugar you add, the thicker the syrup will be.
If you don’t have peppermint extract on hand, you can also use peppermint tea bags or fresh mint leaves to infuse the syrup with flavor. Simply steep the tea bags or mint leaves in the hot water before adding the sugar.
So, there you have it! A simple and delicious recipe for Starbucks peppermint syrup that you can make at home. Enjoy!