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Simple Syrup for Iced Tea & More

Simple Syrup for Iced Tea & MoreUse this simple syrup to sweeten tea and other beverages such as lemonade.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix sugar, water and corn syrup in a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 2 minutes without stirring.
  2. Remove from heat and cool completely at room temperature.
  3. Pour into a covered container and refrigerate. Can be stored indefinitely in refrigerator.

Makes 32 (1 tablespoon) servings; Yields 2 cups.

For Minted Simple Syrup: Add 1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint leaves with all ingredients and cook as directed. Pour syrup through a fine sieve, pressing on solids, before placing in container for storage.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 tablespoon): 52.0 calories; 0% calories from fat; 0.0g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 1.7mg sodium; 0.3mg potassium; 13.5g carbohydrates; 0.0g fiber; 13.5g sugar; 13.5g net carbs; 0.0g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Pryor; copyright © 1999; property of CooksRecipes.com. See Terms of Use.