During the last three years I have taught my wife to drink coffee. It started with a latte made with a strong 2 oz brew from my Aeropress.
Now, however, she has become so accustomed to the taste that she drinks her latte with a double shot of espresso .
But, from the very first latte, and still going, she always adds coffee syrup in her coffee . She simply can't live, or consume coffee, without it. We have tried .
Coffee syrup is tremendously expensive , considering what it really is. So I decided to try out the production of my own homemade coffee syrup.
My wife's favourite is the vanilla syrup, which very convenient is one of the easiest to make.
It's super easy and cheap to make your own syrup. Furthermore both my wife and I thinks, that the new homemade one tastes better and stronger than the ones we have bought so far.
So, here goes with the recipe
400 g of white sugar
3 (dl) cups water
1 pinch salt
2 fat vanilla pods
That's it !
Split the vanilla bars and scrape out the seeds.
Add bars and seeds in a large pot with the sugar, water and salt.
Turn on the heat and bring the contents to a boil.
Time it. The syrup is ready after 5 minutes of boiling.
Don't stir it, just leave it to boil.
Let the syrup cool slightly in the pan.
Then pour it through a fine-meshed sieve - into a bottle you like.
The taste of this recipe is very sweet, so you don't need to add much syrup in a latte. Furthermore, this way your absolutely sure that it's free of additives.
Notice all the fine vanilla grains floating in the syrup, you wont' find that in the ones you can buy - and don't worry, their supposed to be there.
I haven't tried out any other flavours. But in theory you could add anything you like in the sugar/water mix.