DIY Vanilla Bean Syrup
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: coffee
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans
  1. Score the vanilla bean in half lengthwise with a small sharp knife (one side only).
  2. Scrape out the vanilla seeds with your knife, and set aside.
  3. Over a low-medium heat, combine water and sugar in a small saucepan.
  4. Add the seeds and now empty bean to the pan.
  5. Simmer until the mixture has reduced to 1 cup. This will take roughly 10-20 minutes, depending on your stove.
  6. Let The syrup cool.
  7. Add to coffees, hot chocolate, or top ice cream for enhanced flavour profile.
  8. Keeps fresh for up to three weeks when stored in the fridge
Recipe by The Edgy Veg at