Gingerbread Syrup Recipe



(Yields 2 cups)

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice

For many, the beginning of December usually coincides with a sudden craving for wintry flavors. Whether it's peppermint, cinnamon, ginger or clove, just a dash of flavoring is enough to stir memories of the holidays. Adding any of these nostalgic flavors to your favorite drink or dish is as simple as making syrup. In fact, syrups are surprisingly easy to make at home and are a fraction of the cost of store brand versions!

The sweet, spicy notes in gingerbread make for a great addition to your coffee, apple cider, hot cocoa and even desserts. A drizzle of this syrup over ice cream or even pancakes is also delicious! 


  1. Bring all of your ingredients to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, then remove from heat.
  3. As the syrup cools, it will thicken. Once it is cool, you can jar it or put in an easy-pour bottle. No need to refrigerate it, but you can if you like.

This syrup is a great gift item and the perfect way to give a personal gift from your kitchen! Experiment with other syrup flavors, too. Starting with this same water and sugar base, you can add fruit, caramel, mint and other flavors to create other tasty syrups!

Did you try this recipe? What are your favorite syrups to make at home?

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Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

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