A bottle of Torani Syrup will run you between $3 and $7 depending on the size you buy and whether or not you have coupons. I’d venture to say this recipe for twice as much will cost you less than $1.00! Plus you’ll know exactly what the ingredients consist of and if you prefer to use organic or all natural products you can do that too.
3 ½ cups water
3 cups sugar
½ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, gently stir together the water and sugars. Cook until mixture becomes thick and syrupy (approximately 10-15 minutes). Allow to cool and stir in vanilla extract. Yields 1 quart.
I reuse my Torani to dispense the syrup and store the rest in a mason jar. Recipe comes from Paula Dean, y’all! If you want one of those fancy pumps, I recently bought one at a store called Cash & Carry for $3. If you have a restaurant supply store near you, you’ll likely find them there.
Another tip – if you buy those disposable hot coffee cups grab them at this store too! I bought a package of 10 recently at Target, they were Dixie brand I believe before a trip to the snow. We had a hot thermos full of water and packets of hot cocoa, it just made sense to bring disposable cups. Well I paid nearly $4 for them – turns out you can buy 50 cups and 50 lids for under $7 at Cash & Carry! They’re great quality too.
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