Make your own ginger ale, ginger tea and delicious ginger flavored foods and desserts once you make ginger syrup. This versatile tasty syrup tastes very good when you drizzle over ice cream, fresh fruit or pancakes. The best thing about making ginger syrup is that if you can boil water, you can make this condiment in no time.
Things You'll Need
- 1 piece fresh ginger, 2 ½ to 3 inches long
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- Mixing spoon
- Measuring cup
- Cutting board
- Small strainer
Peel the fresh ginger and chop it into approximately ½-inch pieces. Cut those pieces into thin strips.
Pour the water and sugar into a small saucepan.
Add the cut up ginger pieces to the saucepan.
Heat the mixture until it comes to a gentle boil over medium heat.
Lower the heat and simmer the ginger mixture for approximately 2 to 3 minutes until all of the sugar dissolves. Make sure to stir the mixture gently during this time as it thickens.
Remove the ginger syrup from the heat and take out the pieces of ginger from syrup. Discard the ginger pieces or refrigerate them for later use in cooking.
Allow the ginger syrup to cool slightly, then strain in it into a storage container with a lid that closes securely.
Tips & Warnings
- Ginger syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- And a split vanilla bean for a slightly different flavor. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add them, along with the bean shell, to the saucepan before cooking.
- Make ginger tea by adding 1 to 2 tbsp. ginger syrup to 1 cup of hot or cold water.
- Mixing 1 to 2 tsp. ginger syrup to a cup of hot or cold brewed tea makes a wonderful tasting drink.
- Add 2 tbsp. of ginger syrup to seltzer or club sodas for delicious homemade ginger ale.
- Mix a small amount of ginger syrup with your favorite spices to make a moist paste to use as a rub for meats.
About Fresh Ginger Substitutes
Fresh ginger is a distinctively flavored root that lends a sweet and spicy quality to foods. Fresh ginger is usually easy to...
How to Make Ginger Ale
Just like making bread rise and brewing beer, you can use fermentation to make your very own ginger ale. With a few...
How to Make Ginger-Infused Honey
Ginger-infused honey delivers a shot of sweet and spicy to your palate. Serve it over ice cream, in tea, on hot cereal...
How to Make Glue for Gingerbread Houses From Karo Syrup
Karo syrup, a brand of corn syrup, increases elasticity in royal icing, making it more like a glue and less like hard,...
Homemade Cough Syrup
Use homemade cough syrup created from natural ingredients to relieve a cough without suffering from the common side effects of over-the-counter cough...
Substitution for Molasses in Cookies
Molasses is a byproduct of the processing of sugar beets and sugar cane. It is a thick dark substance that has been...