Oftentimes, we spend so much on things we can actually prepare at home within a few minutes at little or no cost. You can make amazing varieties of syrups that suit your taste and meet your needs. Here are recipes for three homemade syrups:
Homemade date syrups are delicious and without artificial preservatives. It’s healthy for babies and can be introduced to them after 8 months as a healthy sweetener for their foods and purees.
In place of sugar, you can also use it to sweeten your desserts, or use as a spread for bread, pancakes, and other baked foods.
- Dates – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
How to Prepare
- Remove the seeds from the dates and wash once.
- Soak the dates in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes until the dates are soft enough.
- Heat it for about 2 minutes so that it’s easy enough to mash.
- Mash the dates well with your hands and squeeze out the water completely.
- Strain using a cheesecloth to extract the water from the dates. Pour the water into a saucepan and discard the date’s chaff.
- Boil the water until it becomes quite dark and thick like honey. Use low to medium heat and stir it occasionally to avoid burning at the bottom.
- Store in a glass container in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 weeks.
Simple Sugar Syrup
Simple sugar syrup is an ingredient generally used in many cocktails and to make other non-alcoholic beverages. It contains no fat and cholesterol but has a great number of calories. White granulated sugar is the standard sweetener, but you can also use other sugars.
- 1 cup white sugar (granulated)
- 1 cup water
How to Prepare
- Mix sugar and water in a saucepan.
- Boil the mixture and stir until the sugar has dissolved. It will form a gelatinous substance.
- Allow to cool.
- Use or store in a glass jar and keep refrigerated. It can stay for up to 3 weeks.
Lovers of honey can make this syrup by simply swapping honey for sugar in the simple sugar syrup recipe.
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