This brown sugar syrup for boba is a simple syrup similar to caramel. It’s a sweetener that’s easy to make and can be used to flavor and sweeten many different drinks.
This brown sugar syrup for boba recipe is such an easy syrup recipe that can be used for bubble (boba) tea.
It is a syrup that is quick to make and has a caramel-like flavor.
This brown sugar syrup is perfect for milk tea, boba teas, and even other kinds of drinks.
It doesn’t matter what kind of milk tea you may be making, this brown sugar syrup is sure to be the perfect sweetener for your drink.
For example, it goes great with matcha milk tea, almond milk tea, or even Oolong milk tea.
What’s more, you could even use this syrup as a topping for your pancakes or waffles!
Having a bottle of brown sugar syrup in your fridge is a great way to save on time when you are in the mood for a homemade milk tea or other cold beverage.
There are other methods of sweetening your cold drinks such as by simply adding sugar.
However, sugar on it’s own may not completely dissolve and can sink to the bottom of your glass.
By using a sugar syrup, you’re also less likely to have any sugar sitting at the bottom of your drink (I know I hate that when it happens).
This brown sugar syrup recipe syrup is best used for drinks, and is not a thick syrup.
What is Brown Sugar?
Brown sugar is a type of natural sweetener. It is used in a variety of different things such as in cakes, to sweeten drinks, or even in salad dressings.
Brown sugar is made by mixing white sugar with molasses. This is what gives the brown sugar its distinct brown color.
Brown sugar typically comes in light or dark brown sugar. Light brown sugar contains less molasses than dark brown sugar.
For this recipe, you can use either dark brown sugar or light brown sugar.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This brown sugar syrup for boba is super simple to make.
- This homemade brown sugar syrup is quick to make.
- Can be used for a variety of different drinks such as boba, milk tea, smoothies, sweet iced teas.
- Make this in advance so you can make your bubble teas or milk teas quicker later on.
- Adjust the sweetness to your liking.
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Brown sugar: You can use either light or dark brown sugar. If you use dark brown sugar, the syrup will be slightly darker when cooked. The taste of the syrup will change slightly depending on which type of brown sugar you use. I recommend using dark brown sugar.
Step One: In a small saucepan place both the brown sugar and water. Stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved and bring to a boil over medium to high heat.
Step Two: Cook at a rapid boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Then, turn off heat.
Step Three: Allow the syrup to cool completely before you store it.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $3.40
Substitutions / Variations
- Add a drop or two of vanilla extract.
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of molasses to the brown sugar for a stronger caramel taste. You will need to mix the molasses with hot water until it is dissolved.
- Add a pinch of ground cinnamon to the brown sugar before you add the hot water.
Use as a sweetener for drinks such as bubble tea, hot teas, coffee, or iced teas.
Store in a jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 to 2 weeks.
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Brown Sugar Syrup For Boba
- 1 cups (190 grams, 6.70 ounces) brown sugar light or dark
- 1 cup water
- In a small saucepan place both the brown sugar and water. Stir until the brown sugar is completely dissolved and bring to a boil over medium to high heat.
- Cook at a rapid boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Then, turn off heat.
- Allow the syrup to cool completely before you store it.
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