DIY Vanilla Coffee Syrup

DIY Vanilla Coffee Syrup

Posted on July 7, 2023. Last updated on July 7, 2023
Alyssa a registered dietitian
Written by Alyssa

Alternate title: Coffee to die for 🤩

It truly makes my mornings brighter and happier when I use this syrup and knowing I made it myself makes me feel like I have superpowers even though it’s super easy.

So take that Starbucks —- I don’t need you! (but also don’t hold this against me, I’ll be back)

Alright my syrup ran out yesterday so that means I HAD to make it today so I figured I’d document it and bring you along with me so you can make some at home too!

Bonus little hands can totally help with this recipe!

Let’s do this…


1 vanilla bean sliced down the middle to expose the seeds

2 cups water

1.5 cups sugar

.5 cups brown sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract (optional)


Mix water, sugars, and vanilla bean in a small pot. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5-7 minutes until thickened and sugar has dissolved. Remove the vanilla bean pod and pour into a mason jar. Enjoy with coffee or mix into other beverages to make your life more enjoyable.

This syrup should last about one month in the fridge.

I love to use my leftover vanilla beans when my homemade vanilla runs out. Blog on that coming soon!

Alyssa Miller picky eating dietitian
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