i'm a coffee drinker. i drink several cups of coffee a morning. and i always add two splendas + french vanilla coffeemate creamer (or the comparable walmart brand which is usually cheaper). seriously, we go through creamer like a cow delivers milk. if my georgia boy jarrod gets his paws on the decadent stuff the creamer runs through our household like rushing waters at a dam opening.
so when i saw elsie + emma's recipe for homemade coffee syrups i knew it was something i wanted to try. mostly because it was super easy.
i really wanted the jars with the spout like is used for olive oils but when i went to the craft store all they had were these old-fashioned, large milk jug jars. loved them. i purchased one round and one square-shaped. some burlap. some string. a very old tag, hidden in my 'tag' bin, completed the decorations for my jar of homemade vanilla coffee syrup.
here's what i did: in a medium size sauce pan i added 3 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar on medium heat stirring constantly until the all the sugar dissolves. and stir just a few minutes more. remove from heat. i added two spoonfuls (a tablespoon-size) of clear pure vanilla extract and stirred well.
i had to immediately try it out. it is divine. it is a strong enough vanilla-sugary flavor that i didn't need to add anything else to my coffee.
my next homemade coffee syrup: caramel - oh my!