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Simple Syrup

This is used to sweeten a variety of mixed drinks, but can also be used to sweeten iced tea or coffee.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1-2/3 cups


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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