Microwave Simple Syrup

Need simple syrup in a pinch? Try out this recipe for Microwave Simple Syrup. It’s easy to make using sugar and water and takes under 3 minutes. A great way to save time and add sweetness to your specialty sips, cocktails, and desserts!

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Simple Syrup Made In The Microwave

Simple syrup is a culinary ingredient that is made by dissolving sugar in water. It’s commonly used in mixed drinks and cocktails to sweeten them and is also used as a topping for desserts like cake, cookies, and ice cream. You can buy simple syrup at the store, but it’s very easy to make at home using just sugar and water.

The traditional way to make simple syrup is by adding sugar and water to a pot. Heat up the ingredients and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. This whole process takes about 10 minutes or longer depending on how long it takes to dissolve sugar in water.

A quick and easy alternative is to make simple syrup in the microwave. In just a few minutes, you can have simple syrup that is ready to use in your drinks or desserts.

Ready to learn how to make microwave simple syrup? Let’s do it!

💧Ingredients

All you’ll need is two ingredients to make this easy simple syrup. Water, and granulated sugar!

  • Water – Plain liquid water is used to create a syrup texture that blends evenly into drinks and recipes.
  • Granulated Sugar – You’ll need sugar to sweeten the simple syrup. Any type of granulated sugar will work, including cane sugar, white sugar, or brown sugar.

Recommended Tools:

  • Large Microwave Safe Measuring Cup or Bowl
  • Spoon
sugar and water in a measuring cup
Ingredients: Granulated Sugar, Water

🥣How To Make Simple Syrup In The Microwave

1️⃣ Step One: Combine Ingredients

Add the sugar and water to a microwave-safe bowl or large measuring cup or pitcher.

2️⃣ Step Two: Dissolve The Sugar

Give it a stir, then microwave for 2 minutes. If the sugar has not fully dissolved, give it another stir and cook for one more minute.

3️⃣ Step Three: Cool and Store

Once the sugar is dissolved into the water, let it cool for at least 15 minutes before pouring it into a sanitized jar to store in the fridge.

👩🏻‍🍳Recipe Tips

  1. Before adding to the microwave, make sure your container is large enough to hold the water, sugar, and leaves room in case it boils.
  2. A microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup is necessary as glass or ceramic can shatter in the microwave.
  3. Always handle the bowl or cup with potholders or a towel to prevent your hands from burning.
  4. If you’re making a large batch of simple syrup, cook it for longer than two minutes. Cook time will vary depending on how much simple syrup you’re making.
  5. Always store simple syrup in a clean and sanitized jar to prevent the growth of any bacteria.
sugar dissolved in water
Stir the sugar into the water before microwaving.

🔁Variations

Simple syrup can be flavored in many different ways using your favorite flavor extract or different types of sugar. Try using the flavor variations below!

  • Use brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar.
  • Try using a keto sweetener such as powdered Allulose or Monk Fruit.
  • Add a drop or two of flavor extracts such as vanilla, coconut, maple, lemon, or orange.
  • Add a couple of slices of fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or mango.
  • For a warming flavor twist, add a dash of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice.

🧊How To Store

Storing: Store cooled simple syrup in a sealed jar with a lid in the fridge for up to two to three weeks.

Freezing: You can easily freeze simple syrup by adding it to a freezer-safe ice cube tray. Thaw overnight in the fridge when you’re ready to use it. Check out the full instructions on how to freeze simple syrup.

FAQ

Can you put sugar and water in the microwave?

Yes, simple syrup can be made in the microwave. Just combine sugar and water in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup and heat for about three minutes until the sugar is dissolved.

Can you make simple syrup without heating it?

You can also make simple syrup without heating it by adding the ingredients to a jar or container and shaking well until the sugar is dissolved. This method may take a little longer to dissolve the sugar, but it’s still a quick and easy way to make simple syrup.

Can you heat up simple syrup?

Yes, the simple syrup can be heated up if needed for a warm drink or recipe.

Does boiling simple syrup ruin it?

No, boiling simple syrup will not ruin it. In fact, if you are making a large batch of simple syrup, boiling the mixture may help to dissolve the sugar more quickly.

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Microwave Simple Syrup

A Blissful Sip
Try out this recipe for Microwave Simple Syrup. It's easy to make using sugar and water and takes under 3 minutes.
4.67 from 3 votes
Cook 3 minutes
Course Simple Syrups
Cuisine American
Servings 16 tablespoons
Calories 36 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Microwave Safe Measuring Cup or Bowl
  • Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Filtered Water

Instructions
 

1️⃣ Step One: Combine Ingredients

  • Add the sugar and water to a microwave-safe bowl or large measuring cup or pitcher.

2️⃣ Step Two: Dissolve The Sugar

  • Give it a stir, then microwave for 2 minutes. If the sugar has not fully dissolved, give it another stir and cook for one more minute.

3️⃣ Step Three: Cool and Store

  • Once the sugar is dissolved into the water, let it cool for at least 15 minutes before pouring it into a sanitized jar to store in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 36kcalCarbohydrates: 9gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 9gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
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