Simple syrup comes in really handy for so many different things. Most people like to use it in drinks, like iced coffee, but it can also be the perfect topping for ice cream or any other dessert, really.
I like this coconut recipe because it creates a rich simple syrup that is thicker and fuller in taste than maple syrup. It is also a relatively lower GI than corn syrup, maple syrup, raw honey, or cane sugar syrup.
Jump ahead if you want the coconut sugar simple syrup recipe right now. I’ll hang out up here and talk about a few recipe variations and how to use it.
Coconut Sugar vs Maple Syrup
One of the main benefits for swapping maple syrup for coconut syrup is that coconuts are low GI fruits. Maple syrup, on the other hand, has a high glycemic index, which can cause spikes in blood sugar.
Not everyone has issues with blood sugar levels, but it’s nice to know that there is a low GI sweetener for us in this coconut simple syrup recipe.
Coconut syrup for drinks and other dishes
People go wild for flavored syrups, especially the coconut flavor. These are some of the most popular ways to enjoy this basic simple syrup:
- stirred into cold brew coffee
- drizzled over ice cream
- mixed with iced tea
- with overnight oats
- with fluffy vegan pancakes
- as a general sweetener
Flavored simple syrup variations
For this coconut syrup, you only need two ingredients
To add additional flavor to this basic simple syrup, then add your flavor to the pot while cooking the coconut palm sugar down until the sugar dissolves. Leave your flavor in the mixture as it cools, then strain and store.
Here are a few flavored simple syrup ideas to get you started:
- vanilla bean syrup
- mint simple syrup
- rosemary simple syrup
- raspberry simple syrup
- lavender simple syrup
How to make coconut syrup
Place sugar in a small saucepan with water over medium heat.
Bring to the boil, cook until sugar has melted
Strain syrup through a sieve, because coconut sugar doesn’t dissolve very well.
Drizzle on top of vegan pancakes, desert, add to the lemonade, coconut shake or coffee
Coconut Simple Syrup Recipe
- 1 cup coconut palm sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut water
- Place sugar in a small saucepan with water over medium heat.
- Bring to the boil, cook until sugar has melted.
- Cool completely, 10-15 minutes.
- Strain syrup through a sieve, coconut sugar doesn’t dissolve very well.
- Drizzle on top of pancakes, desert, add to the lemonade, coconut shake or coffee.