Simple Sugar Free Syrup Recipe

This super simple, sugar free syrup recipe is a store cupboard basic that is perfect for using in your bakes, drinks or sauces. It’s totally (diabetic) carb count free and is so quick and easy to make that you can always have it when you need it.


sugar free syrup in a glass bottle and dish of sweetener at the side

Why make your own sugar free syrup?

I don’t know about you but we have tried a few of the sugar free syrups and they vary so much in their taste profile. Plus they are crazy expensive. However, one that has come pretty close to being platable is the Sukrin Gold Syrup. Nevertheless, we are yet to find one that we truly love, hence why I wanted to try making my own.


What Sugar substitute to use

In this recipe, I use xylitol. This is a nutritive 1:1 substitute for sugar and I find works really well in cooking and baking.

Xylitol is my sweetener of choice due to its:

Low glycaemic index (13).

I find it doesn’t have a strange taste profile

It doesn’t cause a rise in blood sugar levels as it converts to glucose more slowly than sucrose and so, therefore, doesn’t require insulin to metabolise.

Read the article below to learn more about using sugar substitutes and diabetes management.

Sugar Substitutes and Diabetes Management

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Can I use other sweeteners for this sugar free syrup recipe?

If I am honest I haven’t tried experimenting with many other sweeteners as I do tend to stick with Xylitol based sweeteners as I know that works best for us.

Previously though I have tried making syrups with erythritol and I just found that it crystalises when it is cooled. Therefore I would suggest for the purposes of this recipe you stick with xylitol.

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What you will need for this Sugar Free Syrup recipe

ingredients for simple sugar free syrup
  • Xylitol
    • a nutritive 1:1 substitute for sugar
    • Has a Low glycaemic index (13) and it doesn’t cause a rise in blood sugar levels
    • You can find a list of my recommended products that I use on my shop page!
  • Xanthum Gum
    •  Is a food additive used as a thickener
  • Water


Equipment

Glass bottle/container

Weighing scales

Spatula

Measuring Spoon (1/4 tsp)

Measuring Jug

Whisk


How to make Sugar Free Syrup

This syrup really couldn’t be quicker or simpler to make

Start by adding the xylitol and xanthan gum into a small saucepan and mix. Then add the water and turn up the heat, swirling the water to dissolve the xylitol and xantham gum.

Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes until it starts to thicken. For a thicker syrup simmer for longer mixing occasionally to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Meanwhile, sterilise your glass container in the oven ( place in the oven at 100c for 10-15 mins) and then carefully pour your syrup into the container.


sugar free syrup in a glass bottle and dish of sweetener at the side

How to store sugar free syrup

This syrup will keep happily at room temperature for a couple of weeks or if you want it to keep for longer then store it in your fridge for up to a month.


Using Simple sugar free syrup

This versatile syrup has so many uses. Here are a few ways I like to use this syrup to add a little extra sweetness:

Cold coffee drinks

Smoothies

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Stewed Apple Overnight Oats


Diabetes Note

A carb count free syrup that can be enjoyed in your baking, desserts, sauces and drinks


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Simple Sugar Free Syrup

Simple Sugar Free Syrup

Recipe by Michelle

This quick and easy sugar free syrup recipe is perfect for drinks, cooking and baking and is (diabetic) carb count free!

Course: Sweet TreatsCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Very Easy
5.0 from 3 votes
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

10

minutes
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • 150 g xylitol

  • 1/4 tsp xanthum gum

  • 250 ml water

Directions

  • Add the xylitol and xanthan gum into a small saucepan and mix. Then add the water and turn up the heat, swirling the water to dissolve the xylitol and xantham gum.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes until it starts to thicken.
    For a thicker syrup simmer for longer mixing occasionally to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  • Meanwhile, sterilise your glass container in the oven ( place in the oven at 100c for 10-15 mins) and then carefully pour your syrup into the container.

Equipment

  • Small Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Jug
  • Glass Bottle
  • Measuring Spoon

Tips and Notes

  • Keep an eye on your syrup to ensure it doesn’t burn
  • Diabetes Note – A carb count free syrup that can be enjoyed in your baking, desserts, sauces and drinks
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