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Flavoured syrups

violabratsche Jul 21, 2007 08:48 PM

Does anyone have recipes for those flavoured syrups similar to the
ones at the coffee places?

I think that the spiced syrups should be easy enough, by just making a
simple syrup, steeping the desired spices in the hot syrup, and
removing before it becomes bitter. What about some of the other
flavours, such as mint, and fruit syrups? Logically, old fashioned
lemonade syrup and limeade syrups would work in "Italian sodas", but
not in coffees unless the coffee were dairy free, or used soy milk.

I've done repeated searches online and found nothing, unless I'm not
looking in the right places.

(I've been making a concentrate from ginger tea drink from the asian market,
and using that for ginger syrup)

Input, please? Thanks a bunch!


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    laurendlewis Jul 22, 2007 01:10 PM

    This is by far not a Chow type recipe, but sometimes when I want a nearly calorie-free drink, I mix the following: 1-2 T. sugar-free flavored syrup, 1-2 T. skim milk, fill rest of glass with club soda. Stir. Drink.

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    1. re: laurendlewis
      violabratsche Jul 22, 2007 02:46 PM

      Thanks, I have a bunch of ideas for sugar free drinks. I'm becoming quite adept at sugar free bubble teas...yummy! I'll try yours!

      I'm looking for any syrup recipes, the kind that can be found at the coffee shops. I've been thinking that they'd make good gifts. (Bite my tongue...) Christmas is not that far away, for gifts from the kitchen.

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