Cherry Vanilla Simple Syrup
This recipe was inspired by my sister in-law, who greatly appreciates cherry vanilla coke. This has 1/4 or less of the sugar of that coke, and it's just as good. All you need is this syrup, and a sodastream which you can find here. You can also use the syrup for shaved ice. Let's get started:
What You'll Need:
A lid for the pot
A wooden spoon
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed cherries, pitted (frozen cherries work just fine)
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
Step 1: Put the water and the sugar in the pot and turn your burner to medium. Stir the sugar until it's dissolved.
Step 2: Put the cherries in the pot and bring the syrup to a boil.
Step 3: Turn your burner to low and put the lid on the pot. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Take the pot off the heat and let sit for 1-2 hours.
Step 5: Pour the syrup through the colander into your desired container.
Step 6: Use a 1/4 cup of syrup in a sodastream or blend with ice for shaved ice.
Step 7: Enjoy!