Microwave Simple Syrup





Introduction: Microwave Simple Syrup

I wanted to make a Frappuccino the other night (no coffee because it was night) and I realized I was out of simple syrup. I usually make jessyratfink's simple syrup, but I didn't want to take the time to make it on the stove. I thought, why can't I just make it in the microwave. So I did, and it worked, and it's pretty easy.

*I use this in all of my copycat Frappuccino recipes :)

Step 1: Make It


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Mix together sugar and water. As you can see, I use a 1 to 1 ratio like jessyratfink .
  • Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Take it out to stir it and check on it. After you stir it you might need to let it sit to tell if it is clear yet or not.
  • If it isn't done, throw it in for another minute. Repeat as needed until it is clear.
  • Let it cool, then store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

That's it! You're done.



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    "no coffee because it was night" that excuse doesn't fly, it's always time for coffee.

    I make gallons of this stuff each summer for Hummingbird Food. Just dilute it again 50/50 before loading the feeders. (So it ends up being diluted 4:1)


    I think my family uses this for hummingbird food too! Lucky animals :)

    I am a diabetic.

    Can this be done with artificial sweeteners?

    I'm not sure, I wouldn't see why not since artificial sweeteners are also meant to dissolve in hot water, but it takes quite a bit. Can it be purchased in such a large amount? It really is nice, if it works, for mixing into drinks since it is already dissolved. If you try it out, I'd love if you would share the results so we all know. You should even consider posting your own Instructable on it :)

    Simple syrup is used in "Old Fashions". I'm going to try your method for my next drink.

    You just put the "simple" in simple syrup! Is it crystal clear when it's done?

    Thank you and it should be pretty clear. No cloudiness.