Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup Recipe!

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup Recipe

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Following is a delicious Coffee Recipe and guest
post by Carly at CreateliveBlog.com ~ enjoy!

I love coffee. I’m pretty sure my brain doesn’t turn on until cup 2. There’s also a Starbucks in my building… which is a blessing… and a curse. When I found myself ordering a skinny mocha latte, I often felt disappointed afterwards because it meant I’d just consumed about 115 calories (and it honestly made me just too full if I drank it right after lunch, when I really “need” it). Those liquid calories will sneak up on ya, folks. And if a tall (smallest size) skinny (their lower calorie version) latte is at least 100 calories, I shudder to imagine what their larger, non-“skinny” drinks ring in at.

Then, I discovered this little combination! I’ll grab an iced, unsweetened cup of black coffee from Starbucks (or make it with the lunchroom Keurig) and squirt in a bit of my very own homemade coffee syrup (which I put in a travel size shampoo container from Walgreen’s). Ahh. Refreshment. Deliciousness. Love.

Other skinny recipes: Skinny Egg McMuffins, Skinny Spinach and Asparagus Dip, Skinny Fries

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup Recipe!
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  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Truvia(or other Stevia product. Sugar and Splenda will both work as well, but the nutritional values will be different).
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  1. Bring water and Truvia to a boil on the stove.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in Vanilla Extract, then remove from heat and spoon or pour into containers (such as a travel-size shampoo container from Walgreen’s). Refrigerate between uses.
This recipe is made with Truvia, a zero-calorie natural sweetener. If you’re not worried about calories, feel free to substitute regular granulated sugar for this recipe.


Carly is a young blogger living in Chicago who loves mason jars, healthy cupcakes, oxymorons, and workout music! Check her out on Facebook, Pinterest, or visit her website!

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  1. Lisa Nash says

    This is a great idea! A classic simple syrup recipe + flavoring… it could be fun to experiment with other extracts, as well (coconut, almond, etc).

    • Serena says

      That is ExACTLY what i was thinking, there are soooo many different extracts to choose from!

  2. Bert in Rice, WA says

    I love the idea of making things so you are 100% sure of what you are putting in to your body. Personally I am hooked on hazelnut!) One thing to consider, though, is that a shampoo container is not made of food grade plastic. What about something like a well-cleaned small Tobasco bottle? That would freak people out, and those small glass bottles are rather sturdy.

    • Alicia says

      Similar store bought syrups pretty much last forever when stored in the refrigerator because there is so much sugar in them. I made this and it lasted me a few weeks and I had no issues. I did, however, make it a second time in which my husband thought it didn’t belong in the refrigerator so he took it out. I found it and went to use it and it had mold in it. Make sure you refrigerate!

  3. Alicia says

    I made this both with Splenda and with regular sugar (just based on what I had on hand.) The Splenda was great and tasted a lot like the store bought vanilla syrup, but the sugar was not actually sweet enough like the Splenda was. It has been my experience that 1 cup of calorie free sugar is not typically equivalent to 1 cup of regular sugar, so I would suggest experimenting with the amount of sugar if you choose to go that direction.

  4. Loren says

    I work with a man that is NUTS about flavored coffee’s and flavored soda’s. He has to drink sugar free so this is a BIG PLUS for him. Gonna try it today.

    *Just a note for some of you that don’t know. Truvia is a brand name, it is actually extracted from a plant called Stevia. You can get Stevia from your local grocers without paying the brand name cost.

  5. KelleyP says

    I suggest adding the vanilla of heat to retain the flavor better.

    How does the stevia version behave? Does it get thicker with boiling like a sugar syrup?

  6. says

    I made the vanilla syrup with Truvia; the Truvia crystallized in the bottom of the bottle I used for storage. I am a little freaked out by this. What happened, and should I use the remaining liquid?

  7. Dannii says

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has done this with coconut sugar? I tent to only use either coconut sugar or agave nectar as my sweeteners, so I don’t really have regular sugar or stevia in my house!

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