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Easy Stevia Simple Syrup Recipe

Stevia simple syrups add flavor to cocktails, mocktails, and desserts without the calories of regular sugar. Try this easy simple syrup recipe to make your own!

Easy Stevia Simple Syrup Recipe

Simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in water over heat. Stevia simple syrup is just as easy to make. Use simple syrups to sweeten and flavor cocktails and mocktails, or drizzle them over your favorite desserts and cake sponges. You can buy simple syrups at specialty grocery stores, but it is cheaper to make your own. It’s so easy!

What is stevia?

Stevia sweeteners are plant-based sweeteners (as opposed to lab-created artificial sweeteners) that are about thirty times sweeter than regular sugar. The stevia plant, also called sweet leaf or candy leaf, is a flowering plant in the aster family. The Paraguayan native is grown for its sweet-tasting leaves. The leaves can be used fresh or dried to sweeten beverages and foods. More commonly, compounds in the leaves are processed into powdered sweeteners. Stevia sweetener has fewer calories than cane sugar. It can be a helpful sugar alternative for individuals on low-calorie or low-carb diets.

Uses of stevia simple syrup

Simple syrup is a liquid form of sugar used to sweeten various drinks and foods. You can use stevia simple syrup in recipes that call for a simple syrup. You can also use it in place of agave, maple syrup, or sugar. A simple syrup made with stevia sweetener is the perfect way to sweeten up cocktails or mocktails without the calories. You can even add different flavors to your drinks by infusing your simple syrup with flavorings such as mint, vanilla, coffee, or chili.

How to make your own stevia simple syrup

They don’t call it simple syrup for nothing! Making stevia simple syrup is super easy. All you need is water and powdered stevia sweetener. Here’s the how-to:

  1. Bring two cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add one-quarter cup of stevia and allow to simmer until all the stevia dissolves.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
  4. Pour your stevia simple syrup into a glass bottle or jar and store it in the refrigerator until needed.

Note: Some people add a pinch of salt to take the edge off the slight bitterness of stevia.

Ideas for flavored simple syrups

Adding flavor to your simple syrups is as easy as boiling the water with some fresh herbs, fruit, or spices. It’s a great way to add depth and flavor to baked goods, cool drinks, and cocktails. Take inspiration from these exciting flavor combinations:

  • Make a mint simple syrup to spruce up summertime beverages.
  • Infuse your stevia simple syrup with citrus peels to add zing to cocktails and desserts.
  • Make a spiced simple syrup (with cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom) to add to your coffee for your very own tasty pumpkin lattés.
  • Vanilla simple syrup is ideal for sprinkling over sponges to add flavor and keep them moist.
  • Make homemade iced tea and add flavor with lemon and ginger or pomegranate and rose simple syrup.

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We all like to save money on everyday essentials as well as treats for special occasions. Making your own pantry staples is an easy way to do just that. Whether you want to whip up a quick batch of lemonade for the kids or make flavored syrups for a cocktail party, making your own stevia simple syrup is a cinch. For more inspirational recipes and tips on how to save money on grocery shopping, sign up for the Save mailer.