Vanilla syrup recipe for coffee,tea and deserts
I love to spice my daily beverages up with syrups,but sadly good syrups like Monin are very expensive.So I thought I could do my own version,which was a success.It works with vanilla pods and as well with vanilla essence/vanilla sugar.
For 500 ml of syrup you need:
2 Vanilla pods or 2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla sugar or 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla essence
300 ml light corn syrup
150 gr sugar
1 teaspoon of any clear alcoholic drink (vodka,rum,tequilla)
a dash of salt
6 tablespoons water
(If you use Vanilla pods,you need a fine mesh strainer)
Bottle /jar/airtight pitcher
Coarsely chop the vanilla pods and the water,sugar and cornsyrup to a boil in a medium sauce pan.
Add the vanilla pods(or vanilla sugar/essence),reduce the heat to low and add the salt.Add the booze and keep slowly simmering for 5 minutes.
Let the syrup cool for 10 minutes and strain if you use vanilla pods.For a better result with vanilla pods you can steep the syrup overnight and then you strain it.
Fill in an airtight bottle/jar.
You can add 1-2-3 teaspoons of syrup to your coffee,tea,yogurt,cappuchino and any drink hot drink you can imagine to add sweetness and flavor.
Here is my iced Vanilla Frappe :)