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Vanilla Coffee Syrup Recipe (3 Ingredients)

Learn to make an easy homemade vanilla coffee syrup recipe that only requires 3 ingredients and is better than Starbucks. You'll be able to enjoy your favorite coffee drinks like cold brew, lattes, and iced coffee with a splash of this syrup.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 18 servings (yields ¾ cup)
Calories: 26kcal
Author: Jessica Mode



  • Add sugar and water to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until all the sugar has dissolved, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla bean paste. Allow the mixture to cool in the saucepan.
  • Transfer syrup to a cleaned reusable bottle and seal tightly with a lid. 
  • Use syrup immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.



Store the syrup in a reusable plastic squeeze bottle or a glass jar that has been thoroughly sterilized. This will ensure the homemade syrup lasts.
To use, add ½ tablespoon of syrup or more to your hot or cold coffee until the desired sweetness is reached. Stir or shake to incorporate.
Do not substitute the vanilla bean paste with vanilla extract. It will give the coffee syrup a more alcohol-like taste and artificial flavor. The vanilla bean paste gives a much richer and more delicious taste.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg