Easy Peach Syrup

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This peach syrup recipe is super easy to make and bursting with fresh peach flavor. Peach simple syrup is ideal for adding to lemonade, iced tea, cocktails, and more!

Suitable for gluten free and vegan diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

fresh peach syrup in a saucepan

This peach syrup recipe is the sweet essence of ripe peaches, the golden nectar of summer, captured in a bottle. It is gorgeously colored, sweet, and chock full of the best peach flavor. Homemade peach simple syrup will elevate your drinks and desserts to a whole new level.

My favorite thing about this homemade Peach Syrup recipe is that it comes together with a few minutes of effort, and with only 3 everyday ingredients. It is a great way to use up the bounty of fresh peaches you get in the summertime. And when you are done making the syrup, keep the peaches to eat with yogurt, ice cream, and for making peach melba.

A drizzle of velvety peach syrup will transform your morning pancake stack into a brunch masterpiece. A splash in your evening cocktail will add a burst of orchard-fresh sweetness.

My family looooooves to use this simple syrup to make peach lemonade, iced tea, desserts, and cocktails to add a touch of fresh peach flavor. Plus it’s great for topping ice cream, adding to breakfast cereal, and more.

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Why Make This Recipe

  • It’s super simple – You only need 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make this versatile recipe.
  • It’s versatile – Use on pancakes, ice cream, add to lemonade or cocktails.
  • It’s customizable – It’s easy to customize the simple syrup with different fruits.

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Ingredient Notes

  • Water – Use fresh filtered water for the best flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar – White sugar is used to sweeten the syrup. You can experiment with sugar alternatives but may need to adjust the quantities.
  • Peaches – Fresh ripe peaches, with their juicy and aromatic flesh, are the heart and soul of our syrup. Pitting them ensures that their essence mingles seamlessly with the sugary concoction, creating a heavenly fusion.

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How To Make Peach Simple Syrup

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Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Mix together the sugar and water in a saucepan and add in the whole peaches.
  2. Place the saucepan over a medium flame and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Switch off the heat and allow the syrup cool and let the peaches sit in the cooled syrup for 1-2 hours.
  5. Strain and decant into a container and keep the peach simple syrup in the fridge until required.
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Pro Tips

  • For vibrant color, use the reddest skin peaches.
  • I make this peach syrup recipe with the orange flesh peaches, but feel free to use white peaches too.
  • Opt for peaches that are ripe and fragrant. The natural sugars in ripe fruit will infuse your syrup with a more intense and delightful flavor. Plus, it’s a great way to use up peaches that are slightly overripe.
  • If you’re looking for a more intense peach flavor, consider slicing or dicing the peaches before adding them to the sugar-water mixture. This increases the surface area in contact with the syrup, enhancing the infusion process.
  • Allow the peaches to sit in the cooled syrup for at least 1-2 hours after boiling. This gives the flavors a chance to mingle and intensify. The longer you let it sit, the more robust the peach essence will become.
  • Strain the syrup after the peaches have worked their magic. This ensures a smooth, velvety texture without any bits and pieces. A fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth works wonders for this task.

Recipe Variations

  • Add berries – add in some other fruit like strawberries, raspberries, apricot and more.
  • Add spices – add in vanilla, cloves, allspice and ginger.
  • Add herbs – thyme and mint make a great addition to this.
close up of Fresh Peach Syrup in a jar on a table

Prep and Storage

  • Prep – Prepare the syrup in advance so it has time to develop the flavors and chill before using.
  • Store – Store in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

FAQs

Can I make this with frozen peaches?

Frozen peaches work well too, especially when fresh ones are out of season. Just ensure they are thawed before incorporating them into your syrup adventure.

Can I reduce the sugar in this syrup?

Adjust the sugar quantity to suit your taste preferences. You might need to experiment a bit to find the perfect balance between sweetness and peachy goodness.

What can I use peach syrup for?

Drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, or vanilla ice cream. Mix it into cocktails, iced tea, or lemonade. It’s also a fantastic addition to marinades for meats or a sweetener for fruit salads.

What can I do with the leftover peaches after straining the syrup?

The softened peaches can be a delightful addition to yogurt, oatmeal, or even as a topping for desserts. You can also blend them into a smoothie or freeze them for later use.

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Weight Watchers Points 

There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

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5 from 4 votes

Fresh Peach Syrup

Fruity syrup loved by the whole family
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 24
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (946mL) water divided
  • 4 cups (900g) granulated sugar
  • 8 peaches pitted

Instructions

  • Combine sugar and water in a saucepan, then add in the whole peaches.
  • Place the saucepan over a medium flame and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring the mixture the boil, and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat and allow the syrup cool and let the peaches sit in the cooled syrup for 1-2 hours.
  • Strain and decant into a container and store the peach simple syrup inside the fridge.
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Notes

  • For vibrant color, use the reddest skin peaches.
  • I make this peach syrup recipe with the orange flesh peaches, but feel free to use white peaches too.
  • Opt for peaches that are ripe and fragrant. The natural sugars in ripe fruit will infuse your syrup with a more intense and delightful flavor. Plus, it’s a great way to use up peaches that are slightly overripe.
  • If you’re looking for a more intense peach flavor, consider slicing or dicing the peaches before adding them to the sugar-water mixture. This increases the surface area in contact with the syrup, enhancing the infusion process.
  • Allow the peaches to sit in the cooled syrup for at least 1-2 hours after boiling. This gives the flavors a chance to mingle and intensify. The longer you let it sit, the more robust the peach essence will become.
  • Strain the syrup after the peaches have worked their magic. This ensures a smooth, velvety texture without any bits and pieces. A fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth works wonders for this task.
  • There are 8 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oooh I have some peachs just lying around getting bad so this is what I’m doing today!!

  2. 5 stars
    Never tried making peach syrup earlier. Would be great with drinks. Thanks for sharing

  3. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this delicious peach syrup for my sweet tea! I think it will be fantastic also mixed with Fire Fly Vodka!! YUM!

  4. 5 stars
    Looks like something really nice to keep in my fridge. I love making peach lemonade so this is perfect for me!