Last Updated on July 17, 2022 by laurenpacek
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This peach syrup is sweet, delicious, and so so easy to make. All you need is three ingredients. Use it in cocktails and mocktails, in desserts, on pancakes or waffles, and so much more!
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What is peach syrup?
Peach syrup is a plain simple syrup that's been allowed to infuse with the flavor and color of peaches.
Simple syrup is (oftentimes) a syrup made out of water and white sugar. It simmers together and then cools until a viscous syrup results.
Peach syrup takes on a beautifully peachy hue and tastes like a super sweet fresh peach. It's lovely in teas, lemonades, cocktails, on ice cream, over pancakes ... the list goes on.
- Water: Just plain tap water will suffice.
- Sugar: I used white granulated sugar (as I do in most simple syrups). But you can also use brown or demerara sugar. Just keep in mind that using a different sugar will alter the appearance and flavor the the syrup.
- Peach: One fresh peach, please! I used a yellow peach to make the syrup (yes, I know that the ones in the photos are white peaches), but use whatever you like/have on hand.
How do you make peach syrup?
Peach simple syrup is made, well, very simply.
You'll start by bringing water and sugar to a simmer before killing the heat and adding a chopped fresh peach to the sauce pan.
Allow the peach to infuse the syrup and for the syrup to cool completely.
Next, just strain out the pieces of peach before stashing the simple syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.
Want it to last a little longer? Add about half an ounce of plain vodka to the simple syrup. That will help to extend its shelf life.
Other simple syrup recipes
- Lavender Simple Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Hibiscus Simple Syrup from Vanilla Bean Cuisine
- Blueberry Simple Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Mango Syrup from Garlic & Zest
- Jalapeño Simple Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
- Earl Gray Syrup from The Fig Jar
- Irish Cream Syrup from A Nerd Cooks
FAQs/Tips and tricks
Yes, it does go bad. It should last approximately a week or two in the fridge if stored in an airtight container.
It should last about a week or two if stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You can prolong its shelf life a bit by adding about half an ounce of vodka to the syrup.
Yes; store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
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- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 peach, pit removed and chopped
- Combine the water and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium high heat.
- Whisk occasionally until the sugar dissolves completely and the syrup comes to a simmer.
- Add the chopped peach to the syrup and give it a good mix to ensure that the peach pieces are submerged in the syrup.
- Turn the heat off and allow the syrup to cool completely.
- Strain the peach pieces out of the syrup and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 0g