Coffee syrup made right can be to die for, and it can brighten up your beverages, desserts, and more. Making it yourself can be a satisfying experience that gives you control over the ingredients, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is a simple low-acid coffee syrup recipe that you can make at home.
Choosing a Low-Acid Coffee
For a low-acid coffee syrup, you need a low-acid coffee. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is a balanced, delicious choice that is always fresh. It has a blend of high-quality coffee beans, and is pure and free from mold, mycotoxins, and heavy metals.
Checking the caffeine content of your coffee is important for a few reasons. First, of course, you don’t want to be taking in caffeine right before bedtime, unless you’re trying to stay awake for a while past your usual sleep time. But there are other considerations.
Another concern is that some people are sensitive to the acid-producing effects of caffeine. Caffeine stimulates acid production in your stomach and relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter. That can lead to acid reflux and heartburn.
What can you use low-acid coffee syrup for? It may be quicker to answer the question of what youcan’tuse it for, because it is extremely versatile. These are some ways you can use your low-acid coffee syrup.
Beverages: you can add coffee syrup to…coffee! Add it to hot or cold coffee to boost the coffee flavor and add sweetness without turning to other products. Or, add it to blended coffee beverages, such as mochas and lattes that are hot or iced.
Desserts:A drizzle of coffee syrup can liven up vanilla and yellow cakes and cupcakes. You can also add coffee syrup to chocolate desserts to give them a mocha character, or to a bright lemon or raspberry-flavored dessert to add depth.
Frozen Treats: Frozen coffee and ice cream both lend themselves well to an addition of coffee syrup. Add it to frozen coffee made with ice cream, whipped cream, and ice, or add a pump or two to an ice cream sundae with vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or any combination of your favorite flavors.
Makes 1 ½ cups or 12 2-tablespoon servings
1 ½ cups of white sugar
1 ½ cups of strong brewed coffee
Stir the sugar and coffee together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly or often to prevent the sugar from clumping or caramelizing.
Remove from the heat and let cool.
Pour into a container, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator. It stays good for up to four weeks.