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Easy Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup Recipe

Amy Traynor
Add delicious vanilla bean flavor to your favorite coffee or tea drinks with this quick and easy vanilla syrup recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cooling Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1.5 cup


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 whole vanilla bean


  • Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir frequently until the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved, split the vanilla bean length-wise and add it to the liquid.
  • Cook the syrup one minute, then remove from the heat.
  • Allow the syrup to cool fully (about 20 minutes) before removing the vanilla bean.
  • Store any leftover syrup in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Keyword simple syrup, vanilla, vanilla bean