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Mint Vanilla Simple Syrup

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You'll want to make a batch of this mint vanilla simple syrup and start adding it to your cocktails, coffee, teas, and more!

It’s so funny how roles have been reversed. Three years ago, Jason started convincing me that we should get a dog and it took him three years to finally get me to cave.

Now, I’m trying to convince him to let us get a second corgi. He wants to wait until we move into our new house to get one and realistically, I know that that is the right thing to do but I’m watching all these corgi puppy videos on Facebook and it is giving me ALL the feels. And then Winston’s first birthday is coming up next week and I’m watching all his puppy videos and I just really want a second one!

I imagine this is how parents are with their first born?

You'll want to make a batch of this mint vanilla simple syrup and start adding it to your cocktails, coffee, teas, and more!

I’m a huge fan of minty goodness. Although, mint chocolate chip ice cream is one of those I’m still on the fence on. When we were growing up, I remember that was my dad’s favorite ice cream flavor. So much so that we would always have a bucket of mint chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer.

It became my favorite flavor too but the older I got, the less and less I enjoyed it. I started gravitating towards cookie dough and espresso type flavors.

Speaking of coffee. Mint + coffee = love. My favorite kind of math equation.

I made this mint vanilla simple syrup from the abundant amount of mint I bought at the grocery store and added a bit of vanilla bean paste and omg, I’ve been putting a little bit every morning in my lattes and IT IS HEAVEN. I can’t wait for next week when I share with you a recipe made with this mint simple syrup.

You will LOVE IT.

But you can seriously put this mint vanilla simple syrup in a lot of other things! Like cocktails (hello, mojitos) or homemade ice cream or popsicles or tea!

Make a batch of this and pop it in the fridge. Let the mint continue to infuse the syrup and you’ll be finding yourself figuring out how you can incorporate this syrup in more than one way ;)

Mint Vanilla Simple Syrup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

You'll want to make a batch of this mint vanilla simple syrup and start adding it to your cocktails, coffee, teas, and more!

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • A large bunch of mint, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and water and dissolve sugar into the water until no granules remain. Add the vanilla bean paste and chopped mint to the mixture, stir, let sit over heat for 3-4 minutes then remove from heat.
  2. Let cool completely before storing in jars.
  3. At this point, you can either keep the mint leaves in the syrup to give it a stronger mint flavor or strain out the mint leaves before adding to jars. Up to you!
  4. Keep in refrigerator for up to three weeks.

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Posted on July 27, 2016

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  1. Rachel @ Mesa Cooking Co.
    07/27/2016 at 8:29 am

    This sounds so amazing! Already thinking through all the amazing ways to use this! Mint and vanilla are a match made in heaven :)

  2. Christine @ WRY TOAST
    07/27/2016 at 9:07 am

    love this!!! I have such an abundance of mint in my garden and I can only make so much ice cream, so this is another great way to use it! xo

  3. Sommer @aspicyperspective
    07/27/2016 at 9:30 am

    I love how easy this is! Happy hour will be a whole lot happier with this simple syrup!

  4. Maria
    07/27/2016 at 9:37 am

    Im a huge fan of mint as well

  5. Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    07/27/2016 at 10:10 am

    Love the sound of this homemade syrup!

  6. Marla Meridith
    07/27/2016 at 12:51 pm

    Must try! Would be delish in summer cocktails!

  7. Gaby Dalkin
    07/27/2016 at 4:48 pm

    What an awesome flavor combo! This would be the best combined in frozen yogurt popsicles with peaches!!

  8. Margaret
    07/27/2016 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Julie,
    I just came across your blog through Pinterest and would like to be on your e-mail list. Every time I attempt to put it in the assigned area and I hit enter it does nothing. So hopefully by writing to you, you will kindly add me to your list and I can enjoy your site.
    Many thanks,
    Margaret

  9. Heather Christo
    07/27/2016 at 11:08 pm

    So yummy! how good would that be in coffee!?

  10. Ellen Renee
    07/29/2016 at 8:04 pm

    Made this today….perfection! Thank you!

    • Julie
      07/30/2016 at 8:55 am

      Hooray! :)

  11. Stacie Herndon
    08/03/2016 at 2:12 pm

    I can think of so many uses for this! I’m obsessed with mint and relish ways to incorporate it into my life :) — curious though, could pure vanilla extract be substitued for vanilla bean paste? Wondering if it’s a teaspoon for teaspoon translation. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Julie
      08/04/2016 at 6:44 am

      Yes, you definitely could. It’s 1:1 ratio :)

  12. Jenny Flake
    08/05/2016 at 8:46 am

    I’m intrigued! What a great combo!

  13. Mahisha M
    09/22/2016 at 3:43 am

    Hello Julie,

    I love your blog, first of all. It’s beautiful and has helped me to try and do so many yummy delicacies at home and I cannot thank you enough for sharing this knowledge! :)

    I have a doubt. Instead of vanilla bean paste, can vanilla essence be used for the flavour?

    TIA. :)

    • Julie
      09/22/2016 at 7:31 am

      Yes, you definitely can!

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