Vanilla Espresso Syrup

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National Coffee Day is probably the only food holiday I get excited about.  Coffee keeps me running on a daily basis.  Actually, my kids and husband should celebrate it too.  Without it, I am not sure they would get cared for the same way, lol! 😉  But, seriously, what better way to pay homage to coffee, then to turn it into a syrup?  I love espresso and have made a simple and deliciously intense syrup, which you can use on ice cream, bread, pancakes, desserts, or even to flavor milk.  It is super easy to make and can be used so many ways.  Happy National Coffee Day, and I hope you enjoy my espresso syrup!

Vanilla Espresso Syrup


  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use sugar in the raw)
  • 2 shots of freshly brewed espresso
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • In a pot (I use stainless), combine all of the ingredients and cook over medium heat. Stir as needed until it comes to a boil. Let it continue to boil for 3 minutes, watching closely, and continuing to stir as needed. You will see foaming and that is normal. Just remember not to leave it once it boils.
  • Remove from the heat and use immediately or store in the fridge. I like this syrup best once it cools and begins to thicken a little more. It will hold up well for several days.
  • I am thrilled to bring my espresso syrup to Fiesta Friday #191.  Your cohosts this week are Judi @ and me, yay!

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    45 Responses to“Vanilla Espresso Syrup”

    1. 09/28/2017 at 9:29 am #

      Yum, this sounds delish 🙂

        09/28/2017 at 10:46 am #

        Thank you Lynne! Have a happy day! 😀

        • 09/28/2017 at 10:56 am #

          You too my friend :–)

          09/28/2017 at 11:42 am #


    2. 09/28/2017 at 9:42 am #

      I’m a coffee love as well Antonia! Strangely I didn’t start drinking it until later in life, but I couldn’t do without out it these days! Your espresso syrup sounds quite delicious!

        09/28/2017 at 10:47 am #

        I am the same way Heather! I started in my late 20s, and have never looked back, lol! Thank you! Have a fantastic day!

    3. 09/28/2017 at 10:27 am #

      It looks delicious and I think I will have some. Love ya dad.

        09/28/2017 at 10:48 am #

        Aww, thank you dad! I will make you some! 😀

    4. 09/28/2017 at 11:10 am #

      This is my kind of post! yummm

        09/28/2017 at 11:43 am #

        Ha, thank you Lynn! Have a wonderful Thursday! 😀

        • 09/28/2017 at 2:05 pm #

          I love coffeeee!

          09/28/2017 at 10:01 pm #

          Yes, me too!!!

    5. 09/28/2017 at 11:27 am #

      Vanilla definitely enhances the coffee flavor. Very useful syrup! 🙂

        09/28/2017 at 12:03 pm #

        I totally agree 😀 Thank you, and have a great day!

    6. 09/28/2017 at 12:56 pm #

      You know that medical advice that starts with ” you should stop drinking coffee…”. Well, when there will be a cold day in hell 😉
      I wish you a nice coffee day, with some aromas or memories from a briki slowly brewing ena elliniko kafe!

        09/28/2017 at 10:00 pm #

        I am totally with you Spira! Coffee is a way of life. 😉 Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend!

    7. 09/28/2017 at 2:15 pm #

      Yum. Sounds wonderful on ice cream or pancakes. I make espresso every morning, so this is an easy one. I’m going to give it a try, Antonia. Thanks for the recipe! Happy Pumpkin Spice month coming up!

        09/28/2017 at 10:06 pm #

        Thank you Diana! Me too, I love espresso, especially in iced lattes. I hope you enjoy it! Yay, I can’t believe it’s fall!! Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! 😀

    8. Liz
      09/28/2017 at 6:42 pm #

      I love simplicity. This sounds awesome!

        09/28/2017 at 10:02 pm #

        Aren’t simple things the best? Thank you Liz! Have a happy Friday! 😀

    9. 09/28/2017 at 10:38 pm #

      Sounds fabulous!!

        09/29/2017 at 8:51 am #

        Thanks Paula! 😀 Have a happy Friday!

    10. 09/29/2017 at 8:19 am #

      Sounds incredible!

        09/29/2017 at 8:51 am #

        Thank you Debbie! Have a great Friday! 😀

    11. 09/29/2017 at 2:25 pm #

      Sounds so lovely..the addition of vanilla really excites

        09/29/2017 at 3:33 pm #

        Thank you so much Lathiya, it is a delicious flavor combination. Have a wonderful weekend! 😀

    12. 09/29/2017 at 3:27 pm #

      Hi Antonia – I wasn’t sure what was going on. One minute it’s Zeba co-hosting and then you – anyways let’s have a great party. I will have to try your syrup the next time I make waffles/pancakes. I need 2 cups of coffee every morning to get my day going 🙂

        09/29/2017 at 3:31 pm #

        Hi Judi! Ha, it’s great to be co-hosting with you! That’s awesome, I hope you enjoy it. I can’t function without coffee either 😉 Have a wonderful weekend!

    13. 09/29/2017 at 6:25 pm #

      Whoa Antonia! I have never heard of this, but I am totally on board with it! Perfect on ice cream– love coffee ice cream and this would be even better! How did you think of the idea?? It looks delish! And hope you have a great weekend– have any plans?? hugs hugs!

        09/29/2017 at 11:24 pm #

        Thank you Rhonda! I wanted to do something a little different than a simple syrup, so I decided to use espresso instead of water. It is very tasty, and so great with ice cream! No, just sports and trying to catch up and relax. What about you?

        • 10/02/2017 at 3:03 pm #

          It does sound delish– and so inventive!! We had our kids her with a family of friends from China!! They made us a Chinese feast on Saturday night. Lots of noisy fun! xox

          10/02/2017 at 4:04 pm #

          You are so kind, thank you! That sounds like such a fun visit, and I bet the food was amazing!

    14. Sandhya
      09/30/2017 at 8:16 am #

      What a versatile and yummy syrup to have on hand Antonia! I would pour it on my ice cream too. happy FF and thanks for co-hosting!

        09/30/2017 at 10:39 am #

        Thanks Sandhya! It is sooo good on ice cream. 😀 Happy Fiesta Friday, and I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

    15. 10/02/2017 at 9:19 am #

      Yummy! As a passionate espresso lover, this syrup is just perfect for me. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

        10/02/2017 at 12:39 pm #

        Thank you Agness! Have a wonderful day! 😀

    16. 10/02/2017 at 11:02 am #

      I love making syrup from scratch. Vanilla is a good addition!

        10/02/2017 at 12:37 pm #

        Me too! Thank you Jacqui, and have a wonderful Monday! 😀

    17. 10/04/2017 at 11:58 am #

      I am an espresso man myself. Coffee does NOT act as a stimulant in my body. I drink 20 ounces (bustello) at night just before bedtime. I do not recommend people try this!! I am certain my receptor sites have become desensitized to the effects of caffeine. I simply love a deep rich flavorful coffee.

      Your syrup sounds amazing. Could xylitol or stevia be substituted for the raw sugar?

        10/06/2017 at 2:59 pm #

        Ha, that is very cool! I do too, the richer the better! Thank you Dr Jonathan! You can make a simple syrup with both, but I always use sugar. I looked and found several simple syrup recipes with stevia. After you find one you like, substitute the water for espresso and than adjust as needed. I would add the vanilla after you get your sweetness to coffee ratio right. I hope this helps! Have a fantastic weekend! 😀

    18. 10/05/2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Sounds delicious, Antonia …Happy Coffee Day !

        10/06/2017 at 2:49 pm #

        Thank you Swapna! 😀 Coffee Day should be everyday! Have a wonderful weekend!

    19. 10/30/2017 at 1:50 am #

      This syrup – yum BTW – drizzled on waffles would rock my Sunday breakfast world!

        11/02/2017 at 9:38 pm #

        Thanks! That does sound yummy!


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