How to Make Cheap Coffee Syrup

So, you want to make coffee syrup, but all the recipes you come across are way too expensive? Well, this method is cheap, quick and delicious! Enjoy! Makes several jars.

Ingredients

  • 100g of instant coffee
  • 250g of sugar - caster sugar is best for a more refined taste, but any can be used
  • 1 liter (0.3 US gal) of water

Steps

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    Pour the water into a large pan.
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    Place the pan over a medium heat.
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    Let the water simmer.
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    As soon as the water is warm, but not boiling or boiled, stir in about a quarter of the sugar.
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    When the sugar has dissolved, add another quarter.
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    Continue in this manner until all of the sugar is dissolved into the water.
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    Turn the heat up to a high medium - low high temperature.
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    Add the coffee to the sugary water.
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    Stir continually until the mix is a little thicker, brown and smells strongly of coffee.
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    Turn the heat to a low temperature.
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    Leave the mix to simmer.
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    Sterilize some jars - they can be any shape or size.
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    After about 20 minutes of simmering, pour the syrup into the jars. Make sure they have about an inch space left at the top, as the syrup sometimes expands in size after it cools down.
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    Seal the jars.
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    Leave them in a cold, dry place.
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    After about an hour, they will be of a good temperature to eat, or label. If you try to label them when they are hot, the labels may peel off.

Tips

  • Best served over vanilla ice cream!
  • Add a little ginger for a spicier taste.

Warnings

  • Don't scald yourself when heating the sugar and water.

Things You'll Need

  • Hob
  • Jars
  • Sterilizer
  • Pan

Sources and Citations

  • A Hungarian book from the nineties (which is out of print) - Divatos italok, szörpök és konzervek

Article Info

Categories: Coffee