With the colder months approaching, giving our bodies extra protection is something we can easily do by adding an extra boost to our diet. This ginger syrup is one of those easy-to-make, versatile, and not only healthy but delicious recipes you can easily add to your favorites. Only three ingredients, simple, and versatile. Add it to hot tea or a cocktail, or drizzle it over a dessert. Any way you do it, it will be delicious!
As you probably know, ginger has numerous health benefits. It’s a powerful food, proven itself to have superpowers! Ok, maybe not a superpower but pretty close😉. It’s well known to help avoid flu symptoms. Can fight infection, chronic indigestion, treat nausea, and so much more. Adding it to your diet is a cheap and good way to better health. This Ginger syrup recipe is just one of many ways to add the benefits of this amazing plant.
Ginger is widely used in many cousins. It’s very popular in Asian recipes but has been used for centuries all around the world. You can use ginger in soups, stir-fries, sauces, and of course, many desserts, like these Ginger Chocolate Orange Cookies, which are the bomb!
Ginger comes in many forms: fresh, dry, canned, in powder, or paste.
How to make Ginger Syrup?
Note: For exact measurements and detailed instructions see the recipe card below.
The process of making this recipe is very simple. You need 3 ingredients: ginger, water, and sugar. I prefer to use raw cane sugar or brown sugar because it adds an extra depth of flavor. But of course, you can just make it with regular white sugar, if that’s what you have on hand.
- Add sugar and water to a saucepan and cook on medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Peel the ginger and slice it into thin pieces.
- Add the sliced ginger and simmer for about 30 minutes on low heat with a lid not fully closed. The longer you cook it the thicker will become.
- Once done, leave the ginger in the syrup while cooling.
- When cooled remove the ginger pieces using a sieve and transfer the syrup to a clean jar.
You can store the ginger syrup well-sealed in the fridge for up to 2 months.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe and get through the cold months healthy and strong. Let me know if you have any questions or any other ways you like to use this Ginger Syrup. Leave a comment below or get in touch on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.
HOW TO MAKE GINGER SYRUP RECIPE
- 100 g Fresh Ginger Root About 5-6 inches
- 250 ml Water 1 cup
- 200 g Raw cane sugar or Brown sugar 1 cup
- Peel the ginger and slice it into thin pieces. Set aside
- In a saucepan combine the water and sugar. Cook on medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Add the sliced ginger and let it simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes, partially covered with a lid. The longer you cook it the thicker will get.
- When done simmering let it cool before removing the ginger pieces.
- Once cooled, remove the ginger using a sieve and transfer the syrup into a clean dry jar.
- Keep well sealed in the fridge for up to 3 months.