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a great alternative to overpriced coffee additives
This was inspired by Craig Clark's posting on making Simple Vanilla Syrup at Craftzine and it will be a great alternative to overpriced coffee additives (although mine did not turn out thick enough to be pancake syrup as I had hoped - I need to buy a candy thermometer to be sure I get the right temperature).

The original poster noted if you make more than the above, be sure to use a candy thermometer and boil to exactly 230º.

I used the basic recipe, but added cinnamon hearts (they were on clearance for 94 cents a pound a Meijer):

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to make a syrup. Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup - Step 1
    Step 1

    You combine cinnamon hearts and sugar

  • How to make a syrup. Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup - Step 2
    Step 2

    You then slowly add the water and bring to a full boil.

  • How to make a syrup. Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup - Step 3
    Step 3

    You then reduce the heat and simmer for about 5-6 mins.

  • How to make a syrup. Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup - Step 4
    Step 4

    Remove from heat and add the vanilla

    Cool and pour into a container.
    The original poster noted if you make more than the above, be sure to use a candy thermometer and boil to exactly 230º.

    Also, a bottle with a smaller opening is recommended and not a wide mouth jar as the sugar will build up on the grooves and make it hard to seal and he even recommends using bottles with corks. Be sure the jar is sterilized before putting the syrup in it. I am storing mine in the fridge.
    For packaging for a gift instead of using right away, see the original poster's link above.

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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
oooh, looks great
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