Gingerbread Spiced Syrup

    32 min

    Honey, water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, peppercorns and nutmeg are simmered together to create this wonderful ginger syrup. Use on cakes, ice cream, in coffee or whatever you fancy.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 250ml water
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 (2.5cm) piece fresh root ginger, sliced
    • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into large pieces
    • 8 whole cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice berries
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:32min 

    1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, sugar and honey. Stir in ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, peppercorns and nutmeg; bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh sieve or double layer cheesecloth.

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    Loverly in coffee. Will make again.  -  16 Sep 2010


    Update: I have made this recipe several times now. Last year I bottled this and gave it away as Xmas presents. I started adding a tablespoon of Brandy to it. It is soooo good! Highly reccommended! Original review: I saw this recipe on the community reviews and just had to try it! It is simmering on the stove and making the house smell so good! So for smell alone, I am rating it 5 stars. Will update about taste. Thanks for the great autumn recipe! Taste update: This was great! I poured this into an afternoon cup of coffee. Wow! A taste sensation! Try this, you won't be disappointed!  -  18 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was ok for a homemade syrup. I didn't think there was enough "gingerbread" flavor in the beginning so I crushed the ginger a little and that help release more flavor. I left the ginger, cinnamon and cloves in the syrup and put it in a mason jar. I had to used ground allspice, which was fine. We used this in our coffee along with some half and half and it made a nice treat. Thanks for sharing.  -  21 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)