keto simple syrup

Keto Simple Syrup

Learn how to make homemade Keto Simple Syrup in just a few steps. This three-ingredient simple syrup adds a sweet flavor to coffee, tea, and cold drinks and is perfect for a keto and low-carb lifestyle!

keto simple syrup

For this simple recipe, a calorie-free sweetener is dissolved in hot water. This makes it so the sweetener granules are fully dissolved into your drink giving it a smooth sweet taste. Xanthan gum is optional but helps thicken the simple syrup slightly.

Why You Should Make Keto Simple Syrup At Home

  • Just three-ingredients – keto sweetener, xanthan gum, and water.
  • You can use it in hot and cold drinks as well as your favorite cocktails.
  • You can use your favorite keto granulated sweetener.
  • Its great for those who are on a keto or low carb lifestyle but want to enjoy specialty coffee and tea drinks.
  • This basic simple syrup lasts for up to one month.
  • You can use it in keto baked goods, too!

🍭Best Keto Sweeteners For Simple Syrup

  • Monk Fruit – This zero carb sweetener makes the best simple syrup. It tastes the most like sugar and it also dissolves well. Popular brands of granulated monk fruit sweetener are, Lakanto, Monkfruit In The Raw, and Besti.
  • Allulose – This sweetner is a derivitave of sugar and also tastes similar to granulated sugar. Allulose is also one of the few keto sweetners that thicken as its cooked, so theres no need to use xanthan gum if you’re using it.
  • Erythritol – This natural sweetner can be used, but it may need to be simmered for a while to disslove. It has a slightly cooling taste to the mouth and you may need more than 1cup per cup of water to get the desired level of sweetness in your drinks and cocktails.

🥄Ingredients & Equipment

Keto Simple Syrup is inexpensive and easy to make with just two simple ingredients.

  • Keto Sweetener – Choose your favorite zero calorie sweetner with no carbs to make your keto simple syrup. Monk fruit makes the best syrup, but any granulated sweetener will work based on your preference.
  • Xanthan Gum – OPTIONAL – Since keto sweetener doesn’t thicken like regular sugar, xanthan gum can be used to create a syrup that is close in texture. You do not need to use this, but just keep in mind that the syrup will be very watery if you dont. If you are using allulose, you do not need a thickening agent.
  • Filtered Water – It’s best to use a filtered water to make syrups to ensure that the taste is as fresh as possible.

Equipment

  • Saucepan – to boil the water to dissolve the brown sugar in.
  • Sealed Jars or Bottles – When sealed correctly, this syrup stores safely for a couple of weeks.
  • Funnel – Using a funnel will make pouring the syrup into its storage container much easier.
keto simple syrup ingredients

📃How To Make Keto Simple

1️⃣ Add ingredients to saucepan:

In a small saucepan, add water, xanthan gum (unless using allulose), and granulated keto sweetener. Turn the heat to medium. Stir well.


2️⃣ Continue stirring:

Continue stirring over medium heat until the sweetener is dissolved completely (about 5 minutes). The liquid does not need to come to a boil in order for the sugar to dissolve.


3️⃣ Let cool:

Once the sweetener is dissolved, remove the saucepan from heat and let cool for at least 10 minutes.


4️⃣ Store:

Using a funnel, pour cooled keto simple syrup into sanitized jars or bottles that can be sealed with a lid.


🌟Recipe Tips

For the best tasting simple syrup, use filtered water.

To prevent spilling hot liquid, be sure to let the syrup cool for at least 10 minutes before funneling the syrup into containers.

The container you use (whether it be a glass jar, plastic bottle, etc.) should be sanitized first to prevent bacterial growth.

Xanthan gum for thickening.


🔁Variations

There are so many ways you can enhance the flavor of any simple syrup. Try these fun ideas below!

  • Maple Brown Sugar Syrup: Add a 1/4 teaspoon of maple extract to the syrup.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Syrup: Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or a cinnamon stick to the syrup while it simmers and cools.
  • Vanilla Sugar Syrup: Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or a vanilla bean pod to the syrup while it cooks and cools.
  • Pumpkin Spice Syrup: Add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract to the simmering mixture.

How To Store Keto Simple Syrup

You’ll probably want to double your batch of keto simple syrup because it’s delicious and dissolving sugar with heat sterilizes it, extending its shelf life.

Storing: Once cooled to room temperature, pour the simple syrup into an airtight container, seal and refrigerate for 6 weeks, or store outside of the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Give it a good shake before each use.

Freezing: When stored in a sterile airtight freezer-safe container, keto simple syrup can be safely frozen for up to 6 months.

homemade simple syrup

📝IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SAFE STORAGE: Basic simple syrup stays fresh longer than flavored simple syrups.


FAQ

How much simple syrup should I use in my coffee?

This recipe will yield about 16 tablespoons of syrup. For each 8-once cup of coffee, start with a tablespoon of syrup and then adjust to your liking.

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Keto Simple Syrup

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Learn how to make homemade Keto Simple Syrup in just a few steps. This two-ingredient simple syrup adds a sweet flavor to coffee, tea, and cold drinks and is perfect for a keto and low-carb lifestyle!
5 from 1 vote
Cooling Time 10 mins
Course Simple Syrups
Cuisine American
Servings 10 tablespoons
Calories 5 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Syrup Jar
  • Funnel

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Keto Granulated Sweetner
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum optional if using allulose
  • 1 cup Filtered Water

Instructions
 

  • Add water to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  • Add the keto granulated sweetener and xanthan gum (if using) and whisk to combine.
  • Let the water come just about to a boil and stir until the sweetener granules dissolve. This will take about 5-10 minutes depending on what type of sweetener you use.
  • Once sweetener is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using a funnel, transfer the keto simple syrup into a sanitized jar with a lid.
  • Store at room temperature for 2 weeks, or for up to 6 weeks if refridgerated.

Notes

🍭Best Keto Granulated Sweeteners For Simple Syrup

  • Monk Fruit – This zero carb sweetener makes the best simple syrup. It tastes the most like sugar and it also dissolves well. Popular brands of granulated monk fruit sweetener are, Lakanto, Monkfruit In The Raw, and Besti.
  • Allulose – This sweetner is a derivitave of sugar and also tastes similar to granulated sugar. Allulose is also one of the few keto sweetners that thicken as its cooked, so theres no need to use xanthan gum if you’re using it.
  • Erythritol – This natural sweetner can be used, but it may need to be simmered for a while to disslove. It has a slightly cooling taste to the mouth and you may need more than 1cup per cup of water to get the desired level of sweetness in your drinks and cocktails.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 5kcal
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