Make your own Peppermint Syrup with only three ingredients! Perfect for a peppermint mocha or hot chocolate.
We are peppermint loving family and enjoy it in our desserts as well as our coffee. This peppermint syrup is so easy to make and is something we like to keep on hand.
If you need a last-minute gift, make a batch of peppermint syrup and give it along with a coffee mug and a bag of coffee beans.
Put the granulated sugar and water in a saucepan and stir to combine.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat stirring occasionally. Boil for one minute and then remove from heat.
Allow the simple syrup to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then, stir in the peppermint extract.
What is the difference between mint extract and peppermint extract?
Mint extract is made with a mixture of spearmint and peppermint. On the other hand, peppermint extract is made with only peppermint.
Yes, you can use mint extract instead of peppermint extract to flavor this simple syrup but keep in mind the flavor will be different.
Transfer the peppermint syrup to a labeled bottle or container and store it in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
You can download my free printable Peppermint Syrup Labels here and the red and white baker’s twine can be purchased here on Amazon.
Can I freeze this peppermint syrup?
Yes, you can store this peppermint syrup in the freezer in an airtight container. Simply thaw it before adding it to your drinks.
You can use the peppermint syrup to flavor coffee, hot chocolate, steamed milk, or whipped cream.
Can I use this peppermint syrup recipe to make other flavored syrups?
Yes, you can use this peppermint syrup recipe to make other flavored syrups. Just stir in your favorite extract or flavoring instead of the peppermint extract. Or if you want to learn how to make flavored syrup using Kool-Aid, check out my snow cone syrup recipe here.
Want more peppermint recipes? Try these next:
Peppermint Bark has layers of swirled chocolate topped with crunchy peppermint candies! Give as gifts wrapped in cellophane bags tied with ribbon.
Homemade Peppermint Patties are so easy to make and more delicious than the store bought ones! Cool and minty on the inside with smooth chocolate on the outside.
This Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups recipe has chocolate cookie cups filled with peppermint ganache and a candy cane handle topped with crushed candy canes and mini marshmallows.
Three ingredient Peppermint Oreo Fudge has white chocolate chips, peppermint frosting and peppermint Oreos. This Christmas dessert recipe is easy to make.
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Stir together granulated sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat. Allow the syrup to cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Stir in the peppermint extract.
- Cool to room temperature and transfer into a bottle or jar.
- Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks or store in the freezer in an airtight container.
Unfortunately, the peppermint extract just sat on top of the syrup and didn’t go into the mixure. I follewed the steps exactly. So dissappointing and a waste of time