Easy Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups

How about some Easy Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups? Coffee and cocoa bars are a fun part of the holidays that encourage friends and family to get cozy and make that just right cuppa’. Whether you want a delicious diy flavored coffee syrup to add to your own coffee bar or need one for a gift to give to a hostess this season, we have you covered with this insanely easy recipe! There’s just 2 ingredients for the base, then you can go crazy creating layers of flavor for your coffee syrup! You can create everything from gingerbread flavored syrup to a simple vanilla one. Put it in a pretty bottle, add a handmade tag and you have a lovely hostess gift or you can add your syrup to a nice coffee basket with our homemade almond milk creamer for a holiday gift.

This article is part of our 2017 Handmade Christmas gifts series! Be sure to check out the rest of the gifts here: 2017 Handmade Christmas Gifts.

Easy Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups

Easy Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups / DIY Flavored Coffee Syrup

You will need:

1 cup Water

1 cup Sugar

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


You will also want to grab:

A small pot

Glass bottle


Directions for Easy Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups:

Place water and sugar in the small pot and simmer on medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally for 10 more minutes, allowing syrup to thicken.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, this is a good base for most syrup flavors as it combines well with mint, butter, cinnamon, and other seasonal spices. Or get creative and swap out the vanilla extract for any other extract to create an entire line of homemade coffee syrups to enjoy year round.

Once your syrup is completely cooled, transfer it to a glass bottle with a pump or a spout, use a funnel to pour without spilling into a bottle. This olive oil bottle from Dollar Tree is the perfect size and dispenses the syrup perfectly into coffees, hot cocoa, or over ice cream.


There you have it! DIY Simple Flavored Coffee Syrups! If you loved this easy homemade Coffee Syrup recipe, be sure to check out other great DIY Handmade Gift ideas in our 12 More Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2016 series; our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!

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Easy Spinach Dip Recipe

We love to entertain, and having great snacks ready is very important to me.  I want to feed my guests something they will enjoy, but I hate spending hours in the kitchen.  This Easy Spinach Dip Recipe is a favorite for me.  Not only does is take only minutes to whip up, it is a great way to get the kids to eat a vegetable!

Easy Spinach Dip Recipe



1 10 oz package Frozen Spinach, thawed & drained

1 Cup Sour Cream

1 Cup Mayonnaise

3 Green Onions Chopped

1 Can Water Chesnuts, drained and chopped

1 Envelope Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix

Spinach Dip Prep


  • Thaw frozen spinach.
  • Drain on paper towels squeezing out as much liquid as possible
  • Place all ingredients in large bowl and mix together until well incorporated.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Serve with chips, vegetables or as a spread on toasted bread.

Spinach Dip Prep 2

This easy spinach dip recipe is one that you can easily always have the ingredients on hand to make.  It comes together in just a few minutes and is always a hit with a crowd.  Pour it into a bread bowl for a fun and edible display!

Do you have a simple spinach dip recipe that you love? If so, feel free to leave a comment below!

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Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter

Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter

Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter! One of the best features about crockpot cooking is that you can toss items inside, come back later and end up with a dish that tastes like you have been slaving over a stove all day. That is definitely the case with this Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter, flavored with the aromatic spices of fall! It will also leave your home smelling amazing!  Spread it on toast, top pancakes, oatmeal or use it as a dip for fresh fruit. Need a great homemade gift to give to your hostess? Gifts from the heart and the kitchen are the best! Just tuck a jar of this Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter inside a basket with a pretty towel, and some fresh fruit.


Crockpot Caramel Apple Butter


  • 4 cups of apple sauce 
  • 5 oz of wrapped caramels (1/2 bag)
  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice



  • Put all ingredients in crockpot on low, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve when caramels are melted.
  • Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Check out our other favorite fall recipes:

Caramel Dip for Apples

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