Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

They may be “simple” syrups, but there’s not much they can’t do when it comes to flavouring desserts, drinks, sauces, and more. Each of our Brown Sugars — Golden Yellow, Dark Brown, and Demerara Style — brings unique qualities to these indispensable add-ins. Consider them your baker’s, barista’s, or barbecuer’s secret weapons.

Prep Time
10 minutes
45 minutes cooling time
Cook Time
about 5 minutes
Three glass bottles of brown sugar simple syrup on a counter, two corked and one uncorked

Liquid measuring cup

Scale OR dry measuring cup

Heavy-bottomed saucepan

Heat-proof spatula

Funnel (if needed)

Airtight containers (jars or bottles); sterilized (see Chef’s Tips)

about 1½ cups (375 ml) of each simple syrup
  • 3 cups (750 ml) water, preferably filtered, divided
  • 1 cup + 3 tbsp (258 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, packed
  • 1 cup + 3 tbsp (258 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 cup + 3 tbsp (258 g) Redpath® Demerara Style Sugar, packed

Step 1

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine 1 cup (250 ml) water with the Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Stir to dissolve sugars completely.

Step 2

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature; approximately 45 minutes.

Step 3

Repeat process for the Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar and the Redpath® Demerara Style Sugar if making.

Step 4

Pour the cooled simple syrups into airtight containers. Store in the refrigerator up to several weeks.

A glass mug full of a frothed latte with whipped topping and shaved chocolate shown with a bottle of brown sugar simple syrup.