How to Make Starbucks Vanilla Syrup

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Starbucks Vanilla Syrup

As the folks at Starbucks know, the only thing better than freshly ground coffee is freshly ground, flavored coffee. One of the most popular flavors added to coffee is vanilla. With its light, comforting, and mildly sweet flavor, vanilla complements coffee perfectly. You could go to Starbucks to get a vanilla latte or frappuccino, or you could save yourself the trip and make one at home. All you'll need espresso, milk, and vanilla syrup. Try this recipe for Starbucks Vanilla Syrup and then try it in some of the coffeehouse's signature coffee recipes.

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Flickr: Laura D'Alessandro
Offered by Starbucks[1]
Customer service phone 800-782-7282[2]
Served as Beverage ingredient, Coffee syrup
Main ingredients Sugar, water, vanilla
Cooking method Simmer
Similar to Caramel syrup
Author Julie Clark

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Starbucks Vanilla Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Starbucks Vanilla Syrup Recipe

  1. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 3 minutes. Stir.
  3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract, and stir.
  4. Allow the syrup to cool, then refrigerate the syrup in a tightly closed jar for up to a month.[3][4]

Feel free to experiment! Try replacing some or all of the granulated sugar with brown sugar or raw sugar for a bit of a caramel flavor, or replace the vanilla extract with another extract like hazelnut, almond, mint, Irish creme, orange, or raspberry.[5]

How to Make Starbucks Vanilla Syrup Video

How to make simple syrup before adding the vanilla extract


  • Use this recipe as a starting point, and watch for the seasonal offerings from Starbucks, like their Pumpkin Spice Latte or Gingerbread Latte. Then recreate those specialty coffees in your own kitchen.[6] You can even get creative and invent your own new syrup flavors.
  • Vanilla syrup or syrups with other flavors are versatile and can be used in many ways, other than in coffee. Create a flavored syrup to add spices in tea. Using a spiced syrup to flavor iced tea is an ideal choice because the syrup will dissolve in cold tea more easily than sugar. You can even use a brandy or rum flavored extract and pour the syrup over cakes.[4]
  • And if the weather is too hot for coffee, the plain, flavored, or spiced syrup can be used to make sorbet.[7] You can try flavored syrup just about anywhere you'd use sugar.

Also See: How to Make a Starbucks Vanilla Latte, How to Make a Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte, How to Make a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, How to Make a Starbucks Frappuccino, How to Make an Iced Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, How to Make a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, How to Make a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte, Free Starbucks Coupons


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