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5 from 2 votes

Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

This Brown Sugar Simple Syrup is the perfect addition to specialty coffees, boba, and cocktails! Made with just 3 ingredients on the stovetop it's an easy way to add sweet, rich brown sugar flavor to drinks.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 17 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 427kcal



  • Add the dark brown sugar and water to a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves and it begins to simmer, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Let the syrup cool to room temperature in the pan for about 1 hour.
  • Bottle into an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 1 month.


  • This simple syrup should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • You can make a stronger and syrupier syrup by doing a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water, this will stay good for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 148mg | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg