Peppermint Syrup Recipe

This Peppermint Syrup Recipe is made with only 3 simple ingredients and takes just minutes to make! It is the perfect addition to coffee, hot chocolate and cocktails.

Starbucks Peppermint drinks such as Peppermint Mocha, peppermint hot chocolate and peppermint frappuccino are a classic during the festive season. But indulging that peppermint craving can add up in cost and the holidays are expensive enough. Now you can use your own homemade peppermint syrup to make all of the peppermint-flavored drinks your heart desires at just a fraction of the cost.

The beauty of this recipe is that it is incredibly easy to make, uses simple ingredients you likely already have on hand, and takes just 10 minutes to do. It’s perfect to have on hand and use when you want.

This Peppermint Syrup Recipe is one I whip up often, especially because my husband loves peppermint flavored everything. He especially loves when I use it to make Peppermint Mochas! This homemade peppermint syrup recipe makes it possible to make all of your favorite beverages at home and easily adjust the amount of syrup to suit your own tastes.

A glass jar with peppermint simple syrup on a grey marble countertop with candycanes, a cup of coffee, and a white vase with red and white flowers in the background.

If you are hosting a get-together this holiday season or just want to jazz up brunch on Christmas morning, I highly recommend having a bottle of peppermint syrup on hand to add to coffee, hot chocolate, or cocktails. It’s an easy way to add instant festive cheer.

It also makes a great homemade gift for a coffee lover. Just think how great it would be to receive a gift basket containing a bottle of this homemade simple syrup with a package of ground coffee and some hot chocolate packets.

While the holiday season is the time of year we make this the most, we also love it in the summer months added to lemonades, seltzers, and iced tea.

A glass jar of peppermint syrup on a grey marble countertop surrounded by candycanes, a cup of coffee and a red and white checkered napkin.

Ingredients in Peppermint Syrup

This minty syrup requires just 3 ingredients:

  • Water: 1 cup of water.

  • Sugar: 1 cup granulated sugar. The ratio of sugar to water is 1:1 so you can adjust this recipe to make more or less, keeping in mind that you need equal parts of both.

  • Peppermint extract: 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. (You can use pure peppermint extract or substitute a blend such as peppermint and mint extract depending on your personal tastes. Use a good quality peppermint extract for the best flavor.

How to make this Peppermint Syrup Recipe

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all of the syrup ingredients except the peppermint extract. Simmer together for about 5 minutes, whisking often until the sugar is dissolved.

  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the peppermint extract. Let it cool.
A photo collage showing 4 steps for making peppermint syrup.

That’s it! Easy right? Now you just need to add this delicious syrup it to your favorite drink and enjoy. You can easily adjust the amount of syrup used to suit your own tastes.

How to Store Peppermint Syrup

Peppermint syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. I like to place it in a glass jar such as a mason jar or similar and label it so it is ready to go.

Homemade peppermint syrup can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Plastic containers are preferable to glass if you are freezing since frozen liquid can expand and cause it to shatter. If you wish to freeze it, though, I highly recommend measuring out tablespoon portions and pouring it into an ice cube tray. That way you can easily defrost as many portions as you need when you want them. Tip: You can also pop a frozen minty ice cube into summer drinks like lemonade, iced tea.

How to Use Homemade Peppermint Syrup

This syrup is perfect added to a number of your favorite drinks, whether its a hot drink or a cold drink. Some of our favorite drinks to use it in include the following:

Hot drinks:

  • In homemade Peppermint Mochas
  • Added to hot cocoa to make a perfect homemade peppermint hot chocolate
  • Simply added to a cup of hot coffee for minty flavor
  • making our own lattes extra festive with some peppermint flavor

Cold drinks:

  • In homemade Peppermint Frappuccinos
  • In cocktail recipes like peppermint martinis, mint julep (to make them extra minty replace the plain simple syrup in the recipe with this), and other cocktails
  • added to iced tea, lemonade, or seltzers

We love making our own peppermint syrup and hope you enjoy this recipe too! Have fun making all of the peppermint recipes you desire without having to leave your home to visit the coffee shop!

-Cathy

A glass jar of peppermint syrup on a grey marble countertop surrounded by candycanes, a cup of coffee and a red and white checkered napkin.

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A glass jar with peppermint simple syrup on a grey marble countertop with candycanes, a cup of coffee, and a white vase with red and white flowers in the background.

Peppermint Syrup Recipe

Herbs and Flour
This Peppermint Syrup Recipe is made with only 3 ingredients and takes just minutes to make! It is the perfect addition to coffee, hot chocolate and cocktails.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 24 tablespoons (1 1/2 cups)
Calories 33 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all of the syrup ingredients except the peppermint extract. Simmer together for about 5 minutes, whisking often until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the peppermint extract. Let it cool.

Notes

  • Adjust the amount of peppermint syrup to suit your preferences.
  • Note: nutritional information is an estimation and does not include the optional toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 33kcalCarbohydrates: 8gFat: 0.03gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 0.4mgSugar: 8gCalcium: 0.4mgIron: 0.004mg
Keyword christmas, coffee, peppermint, peppermint extract, simple syrup, winter
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