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DIY Vanilla Bean Syrup

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean


  • Split the vanilla bean down the middle, length-wise, and open. (More about that here, just skip the scraping)
  • Combine the 1 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar and the split vanilla bean in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • After the water comes to a boil, turn the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the vanilla bean and allow the syrup to cool.
  • Transfer to a storage container, such as a mason jar.
  • This syrup keeps well in the pantry for a couple weeks, but will do even better in the refrigerator. For a thicker, sweeter syrup, use 2 cups of sugar.
  • Enjoy!