Easy Peach Syrup

Nothing says “summer” to me like peaches. There isn’t anything much better than biting into a really amazing fresh peach (although I have a lot of things to say about biting into a not-so-amazing peach…trust issues, people.) I recently bought a few bags of farmer’s market peaches and, in true peach form, I found myself a) delighted at their deliciousness and b) desperately finding ways to use them up in the 2-day window where they are perfect. Enter this Easy Peach Syrup.

This isn’t a thick, syrup-y syrup for pancakes or ice cream (although you could certainly use more peaches and blend them all up and use them that way.) This is a peach-flavored syrup using real peaches that you can mix into lemonades, sodas, cocktails, mocktails, and teas. Wanna make your own Swig-like drinks at home? Use this where you see peach or mango on the menu.

easy peach syrup from our best bites

You’ll need some fresh peaches (about 2-3 large, ripe peaches or 4-5 smaller ones), a cup of cane sugar, and a cup of filtered water if your water straight from the tap has a strong chemical taste.

easy peach syrup ingredients

I really recommend using filtered water and cane sugar (it will specify on the bag); because there are so few ingredients in this recipe, the mildew-y smell/taste that beet sugar often has and the chemicals used in many tap waters will come through in this syrup.

Peel and pit your peaches (don’t worry about mangling them…the cooking process will finish mangling them for you).

peeled peaches for peach syrup

If you feel confident about peeling your peaches with a knife, congratulations! If you don’t (or if you’re peeling a whole bunch), this tutorial will show you how to easily and effectively get those furry little skins off.

Combine peach pieces, sugar,

adding sugar to peaches for peach syrup

and water

adding water to sugar and peaches for peach syrup

in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, mashing the peaches against the side of the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and cover for 30 minutes.

For clear syrup, pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a jar or other storage container. If desired, you can add a little of the fruit back into the syrup. For thicker syrup, use a blender or immersion blender to blend the mixture. Use within 1 week; cover tightly in refrigerator. 

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Peach Syrup from Our Best Bites

Easy Peach Syrup

  • Author: kate jones

Description

This easy peach syrup tastes just like summer! Perfect for mixing into lemonade or other drinks!


Ingredients

2-3 large, juicy, ripe peaches, peeled and pitted (or 4-5 small peaches)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water


Instructions

Combine peach pieces, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, mashing the peaches against the side of the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and cover for 30 minutes.

For clear syrup, pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a jar or other storage container. If desired, you can add a little of the fruit back into the syrup. For thicker syrup, use a blender or immersion blender to blend the mixture.


Notes

This is delicious mixed into lemonade. Stir a few tablespoons (to taste) into a glass of high-quality store-bought or fresh-squeezed lemonade. For a really delicious twist, add a few slices of fresh jalapeño!

7 comments

  1. oooh yum! I bet you could freeze it into ice cubes too and just pop them into drinks for flavoring!

  2. Sounds amazing! Just a tip, if you want your peaches to last longer soak them in water with some vinegar for a few minutes, then, rinse, let dry, and refrigerate. Take out a few peaches a day and let them ripen on the counter. I always buy a big box from the orchard and do this, and they last so much longer that way 🙂

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