Chai Simple Syrup

Chai Simple Syrup

Learn to make homemade chai simple syrup with this spicy-sweet simple syrup recipe. You can add it to a variety of drinks.
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  • Serves: 16 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Step 3

    Lightly crush cardamom and black pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Place cardamom, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, as well as fennel and coriander, if using, on a cookie sheet or in a baking pan, and toast until very aromatic (about five minutes).
  5. Step 5

    Place spices, ginger, vanilla (if using), sugar, and water into a small pot on medium heat.
  6. Step 6

    Bring to a boil, then simmer gently for five to ten minutes, stirring often. The longer the mixture simmers, the stronger the spice flavors will become, but be careful not to make the syrup too thick or it will be difficult to use and may crystallize when cool.
  7. Step 7

    Strain syrup through a fine-meshed sieve and pour into a very clean jar with a tight-fitting lid.