Ready in less than 5 minutes and with a delicious caramel taste, this Coconut Sugar Syrup is an easy to make syrup using only coconut palm sugar and water.
From sweetening drinks to drizzling over pancakes, this syrup is a delicious sugar syrup substitute!
Why make this syrup
Coconut sugar syrup is a great alternative for those wanting to avoid using table sugar. It causes a slightly smaller increase in blood sugar than regular table sugar, and also retains more nutrients, making it a bit healthier.
- Is thicker than a normal simple syrup, making it great for sweetening tapioca boba pearls,
- Has a delicious caramel taste, similar to a brown sugar syrup;
- Is easy to make; and
- Is a great option to add sweetness to coffees and teas, especially iced ones!
This syrup uses 2 easy to find ingredients:
- Water. I like to use filtered water for my syrup recipes.
- Coconut sugar.
Want to transform this syrup into a coconut syrup? Add 2 teaspoons of coconut extract.
How to make it
This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make.
In a clean microwave-safe container, add water.
Add coconut sugar. Stir to combine.
Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture boils.
Stir for about 10 seconds: coconut sugar should be totally dissolved into water.
- Foam. There will be some foam after boiling that will most likely disappear after syrup is cooled. If it doesn’t, strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve. You can also remove it with a spoon.
- Spoiled coconut sugar. If using coconut sugar that has not been stored correctly, it can give you a syrup with some off-flavors and weird smell. Make sure to always keep opened coconut sugar away from sunlight and well closed, avoiding the ingredient to have any contact with moisture.
Recipes to use this syrup
Want some ideas for where to use coconut sugar syrup? Try these coffees and teas:
You can also drizzle it over pancakes, waffles and even French toast:
Coconut syrup will keep for longer if stored in the fridge. After cooled, place syrup into a clean jar or container with a lid. Keep in the fridge when not using it.
It keeps for about 3 months. If any mold is spotted, or syrup starts to look cloudy, it is best to discard and make a new one, as syrup might not be safe for consumption.
Coconut Sugar Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups coconut sugar
- In a clean microwave-safe container, add water.
- Add coconut sugar into the water. Stir to combine.
- Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture boils.
- Stir for about 10 seconds: coconut sugar should be totally dissolved into water.
- Wait for syrup to cool before storing. It keeps up to 3 months in the fridge.