The Starbucks Classic Syrup Recipe (Copycat) (updated 2023)

Starbucks Classic Syrup Recipe

The Starbucks Classic Syrup Recipe (Copycat)

The copycat Starbucks Classic Syrup Recipe is best to prepare at home for multiple reasons. It is a quick & hassle-free sweetener at a minimal cost.

Additionally, it doesn’t contain any preservatives. You can use it to sweeten your tea, coffee, lemonade, & cocktails.

To prepare the syrup, you need just two readily available ingredients- water & sugar. The recipe given below follows the hot technique where the sugar is dissolved in water over some heat.

Contradictorily, you can also prepare the syrup in room temperature water. Learn how to make Starbucks Classic Syrup by following these steps:

  • Author: Recipe Marker
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1.75 cup 1x
  • Category: Sweetener
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Beverage


  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar


  • First, transfer the filtered water and sugar into a heavy-bottomed pan and place it on the stove over a medium-low flame.
  • Now, stir continuously for 2-3 minutes till the sugar dissolves. Do not stop stirring or else the sugar will stick to the bottom and burn.
  • Lastly, pour the syrup into a bowl to cool.

Once cooled, pour the syrup into an airtight jar and keep it in the refrigerator to last for several weeks.


  • The cooking process can result in the syrup having a thinner or thicker consistency. For the thin syrup, there is no need to boil the liquid, while for thicker syrup you need to boil it slightly. In both cases consistent stirring is essential.
  • The 1:1.5 water & sugar ratio results in 28 tablespoons of syrup. You can store it in a squeeze bottle for convenience.
  • Using filtered water gives this Starbucks Classic Syrup Recipe a cleaner taste.


  • Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
  • Calories: 41
  • Sugar: 10.69 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 mg
  • Saturated Fat: 0 mg
  • Unsaturated Fat: o mg
  • Trans Fat: o mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10.71 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Starbucks Classic Syrup Recipe

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