Capture the bright and sweet flavors of summer with this easy Peach Simple Syrup Recipe. Drizzle a little bit on top of everything to really impress your guests.
Tea, cocktails, ice cream, who knows. Get creative and have fun!
WHY THIS PEACH SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE IS SO GOOD
- Peach Simple Syrup is so easy to make! This sugary syrup is liquid gold, and it even has the right color for it.
- This is the best use of fresh summer peaches. When you have extras, or the farmer's market has them on special, it's the perfect time to cook them to create a natural sweetener.
- This Peach Simple Syrup can be used for so many different things, including iced tea, lemonade, cocktails, drizzled on baked goods, or as a topping.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING PEACH SIMPLE SYRUP
- Using Frozen Peaches: If you want to use frozen peaches to make a simple syrup, you'll want to use about 1 ½ cups of frozen peach slices. You can let them thaw first, or put them into the pot still frozen. It will just take a bit longer to boil.
- To Peel Peaches: It's super simple to peel peaches using boiling water! On a cutting board, cut a small x into the bottom of each peach. Drop the peaches into a saucepan of boiling water for about 1 minute, then transfer them into a bowl of ice water for 1 minute. The skin should slide right off.
- How to know if a Peach is ripe: Ripe peaches are soft, and smell amazing! If your peaches are still hard, place them in a paper bag for a day or two. This helps them ripen faster.
- Get all the peach flavor: When straining the simple syrup, use the back of a spoon to gently squeeze the cooked peaches to get every bit of that fresh peach flavor into your sugar syrup.
MORE SUMMER RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
- Zucchini Corn Cakes (aka Zucchini Fritters)
- Basil Pesto
- Amish Potato Salad
- Mermaid Water
- Kale Apple Slaw
- Peach and Mango Spritzer
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- 1 cup granulated sugar regular, cane, or palm sugar
- 4 ripe peaches peeled and sliced, or 1 ½ cups frozen peach slices
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
- Add all of the ingredients (sugar, sliced peaches, water, and lemon juice) to a saucepan and stir to combine.
- Heat on medium heat until the mixture begins to boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove the pan from the heat, and allow the mixture to cool for 1 hour.
- Strain the peach mixture through a sieve or mesh strainer and discard the peach pulp.
- Transfer the syrup to a glass jar or other airtight container and store in the fridge.
- If you can't get fresh peaches, use 1 ½ cups of frozen peach slices.
- To easily peel peaches, blanch them for 1 minute in boiling water, then submerge into ice water for 1 minute. The peels should slide right off.
- When straining, use the back of a spoon to squeeze the peaches to get all of the flavor out.
- You can use any type of granulated sugar to make simple syrup.
- For a thicker syrup, increase the sugar up to 2 cups.
- Peach simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Use it to flavor iced tea, lemonade, cocktails, and mocktails, or top cakes, ice cream, or yogurt.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 1g
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