Several desserts and mocktail recipes call for simple syrup (sometimes noted as sugar. syrup). It is useful to have around as it speeds up other recipes as well, as there is no need to wait for the granulated sugars to dissolve. While you can but pre-made commercial syrups (Monin, and others), there really is no need as it is easy to make, and much less expensive as well.
- White Sugar 2 1/2 cups
- Water 2 cups
Place the water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Then add the sugar a little at a time stirring constantly. When the sugar is completely dissolve , reduce the heat. Cover the pan and allow to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes (do not over cook it or it will be too thick when cooled). Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool completely. It should have thickened. Check the consistency and when you are happy with it, store in a clean glass bottle or jar.