December 12, 2010

Gift Giving Vanilla Syrup 2.0


Recently I shared with you my vanilla syrup recipe...the way I have always made it.

Looking to lower the cost of making a few dozen bottles, I altered the recipe from using a vanilla bean for each batch to using pure vanilla extract instead and OMGoodness was it good! Now if only I can figure out how to make these into lollipops...I would be a happy, happy gal!

Vanilla Syrup 2.0
1 TBS pure vanilla extract (Madagascar is nice)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

Combine water, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan, stir well. Bring to a boil.
Boil for 4-5 minutes. Cool, cover and pour into a decorative bottle.

Slap a label or some ribbon on the bottle or mason jar and you are good to go.

Include a recipe card with it and suggest mixing the syrup into club soda for a cream soda...into coffee for a wonderful flavor, over pancakes, waffles or over ice cream as a treat!

This will keep 3 weeks in your fridge. Rewarm later for use.

Happy Holidays!!



  1. Oh my goodness, YUM! It looks too beautiful to eat--like a bottle of perfume!

  2. What a wonderful gift idea. And I love the ideas of cream soda, etc. So creative!

  3. This looks amazing and great gift idea. You can sometimes buy vanilla bean in places like TJMax or Marshalls for a lot less. I think I want it in my coffee ;)

  4. This looks so amazing. I am going to try this for myself. Very nice.

  5. Very simple recipe. Im going to make this and give it to my grandma as a present...But I can't find any of those fancy glass

  6. This looks wonderful! *pinned* I am almost ready to use my very first batch of homemade vanilla extract--this is perfect!