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:

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

Cool completely.

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

An easy, delicious, rich simple syrup that won't spike your blood sugar levels. Try my coconut sugar simple syrup recipe and mix with your next iced coffee, ice cream, pancakes, and more!
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Coconut, Sugar, Syrup

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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