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Brown sugar syrup for coffee in a glass jar.

Brown Sugar Syrup

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: ~1 cup
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Make your own homemade brown sugar simple syrup to use in coffee, tea, and cocktails! This syrup is a stunner that’s incredibly easy to make and will make your coffee drinks at home taste barista-level! Brown sugar syrup has a more complex flavor than standard simple syrup with notes of caramel, toffee, and coffee flavors.

Brown sugar syrup can also be used for cocktails in place of standard simple syrup.


  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (light or golden brown sugar works also)
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat and let cool. (For a thicker syrup, simmer 10-15 minutes)
  3. Pour into a container to store and keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.


*For thicker brown sugar syrup, simmer for 15-20 minutes. Note that when you reduce and thicken the syrup the final yield will be lower, closer to 1/2 cup.

*This will keep in the freezer for up tp 3 months!


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 52
  • Sugar: 13.3g
  • Sodium: 22.6mg
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 13.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Brown sugar syrup, starbucks recipe