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Ginger Syrup

A ginger-flavored syrup that can be used to make drinks and food. It takes about an hour to make and needs to be used within about 3 days.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: Summer
Servings: 7 cups
Author: Belgian Foodie

Ingredients

  • 100 g ginger sliced
  • 2400 ml water
  • 600 g sugar

Instructions

  • Slice the ginger in coin size pieces. There's no need to peel the ginger in advance, unless you are using non-organic ginger or prefer a lighter color.
  • Put the ginger and the water in a pot over a high heat on the stove. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat and continue simmering for about 45 minutes in a covered pot.
  • Remove the ginger pieces from the hot mixture by straining the liquid through a sieve, preferable covered with a cheesecloth to catch any remaining sediment.
  • Put the liquid back in the pot and add the sugar. Heat the sweetened liquid over a low-to-medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the consistency begins to thicken. You can continue heating this mixture longer if you prefer a thicker syrup.
  • Let the syrup cool down completely before putting it in sterilized glass containers for storage in the refrigerator. Once cool, use as desired!

Notes

As mentioned above, I prefer  a less sweet version of syrup.  The sugar enhances the ginger flavor and makes it more tasty in the same way sugar brings out the flavor of mint in mint tea.  If you prepare your syrup as described above, it will last a few days in the refrigerator before developing sediment that can turn bad.  However, if you prepare the syrup with 5 cups of sugar instead of 3, you will get a thicker consistency and the added sugar will help preserve your syrup longer (up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator).  Filtering out all the sediment before putting the syrup in a container for storage will also help you conserve your product longer. Note that the serving size used for the nutritional label below is 1 cup of ginger syrup.  1 cup can be used for more than 6 long drinks and more than 12 cocktails, depending on the amount used.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ginger Syrup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 107g36%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 102g113%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.