This sweet peach syrup is perfect for adding peach flavoring to iced teas or cocktails, or drizzling over pancakes. Made in 20 minutes with fresh, juicy peaches for the most natural flavor.
Simple syrups are so versatile, and once you start making your own, you will want to experiment with every flavor.
Why this is the best recipe for peach syrup:
- It’s the right balance of sweet. This syrup is sweet enough to sweeten and flavor your drinks but not too sweet for drizzling on food. You only need a small amount to add a ton of flavor.
- It’s made with fresh peaches. Unlike store bought syrup, this peach syrup recipe uses no artificial flavors. Its completely natural flavor comes from fresh peaches.
- It’s so easy to make. All you do is heat everything up together and let the flavors infuse. You can make a giant batch in under 20 minutes.
What to use it for:
- Cocktails: This is the best way to create any kind of peach cocktail.
- Tea: This is the perfect peach syrup for tea — hot tea or iced tea. Add a spoonful to regular iced tea to give it a peachy flavor.
- Pancakes: Drizzle this over fresh, fruit pancakes for a decadent breakfast. It tastes delicious on its own or in combo with maple syrup.
- Peaches: I use yellow peaches since those tend to be easiest to find. You can also use white peaches, but you may find this makes the syrup slightly sweeter since white peaches are naturally sweeter. Canned peaches will not work for this recipe.
- Sugar: Typically syrups are made with granulated sugar. It is possible to substitute this for brown sugar, but it will change the consistency and taste by adding a slight caramel flavor.
How to make peach simple syrup:
- Heat the syrup. Heat all the ingredients on a pan over medium to high heat, bringing them to a simmer.
- Simmer the syrup. Simmer the syrup for 10 - 15 minutes to let some of the water evaporate, thickening up the syrup and allowing the flavors to infuse.
- Strain the syrup. Pass the syrup through a fine mesh sieve to remove all the peach chunks, leaving you with a smooth peach syrup.
When stored in the fridge, it will last up to several weeks. If it looks or smells bad, do not use it and throw it out.
Yes. Freeze it in an airtight container for up to 2 - 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight before using.
- You don’t need to remove the peach skins. It’s faster and easier to leave the skin on the peaches. It makes no difference in the quality of the syrup.
- Let the syrup fully simmer down. The sugar will dissolve fairly quickly, but continue to simmer the syrup for the full length of time. This lets the flavor infuse and also evaporates some of the water so the syrup gets a syrup-like consistency. If you stop heating the syrup too early, it will be too watery.
- Save the peach chunks. After straining out the sugary, mashed peach chunks, put them in an airtight container in the fridge. They go really well when mixed into greek yogurt!