In my obsession with making boba drinks, I have discovered a magical ingredient called simple syrup. Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener made of equal parts sugar dissolved in equal parts water. I use it to sweeten my teas, but you can also use it to make cocktails or even in food. It mixes in really well so you don’t have to deal with grains of sugar that refuse to dissolve.
Most boba shops use high fructose corn syrup as a liquid sweetener in their drinks, which is notorious for being all kinds of bad for you. Simple syrup is a healthy alternative, especially since you will know exactly what is going in it when you make it yourself. The best thing about it is that you can make it with any kind of sugar you want. I typically use turbinado cane sugar but go ahead ad use whatever sugar you prefer.
Get the Ingredients:
Everybody has their own preferences on the ingredients they use. If you want to know what I use in my kitchen, you can get the ingredients here.
Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar
Organic Coconut Sugar
For you coconut lovers out there, I also keep a jar of coconut sugar simple syrup in my fridge!
Simple syrup is a great liquid sweetener to use in drinks and food for easy mixing.
- 1 cup Organic Turbinado Cane Sugar or sugar of your choice
- 1 cup Water
Combine ingredients in a saucepan
Heat mixture over medium-high heat
Stir constantly until sugar is completely dissolved in the water
Remove from heat and let cool completely before storing in a tightly sealed jar. Store in the fridge.
The longer you boil your mixture, the thicker it becomes. Unless you want a thicker syrup, try not to let it boil for too long.