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Homemade Ginger Syrup Recipe

You only need 3 ingredients to make this wonderful homemade ginger syrup
Course condiment, Extra
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 202kcal
Author Charla


  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of coconut palm sugar
  • 3 Pieces of ginger approx 3-4 inches long, chopped


  • Add the water and coconut sugar to a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low then add the ginger and simmer (uncovered) for 35-40 minutes. The volume of the liquid will have reduced and thicken somewhat (that's when you know it's ready).
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat then allow to cool at room temperature
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer (save the ginger slices to use another time if you wish).
  • Transfer the liquid into a jar or container and refrigerate


  • It is normal for your ginger syrup to look dark because of your use of coconut sugar. 
  • The consistency of the syrup is somewhere in between - not watery but not thick
  • If you want a very thick syrup then you will need to mix tbsp of tapioca starch with a tablespoon of water together and add during the simmering process.
  • Keep the syrup refrigerated. Be sure that any leftover syrup is kept refrigerated at all times. Don't store at room temperature, in direct sunlight or on your counter top.
  • Jazz things up. You can diversify your syrup by adding vanilla, spices i.e cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, allspice to yield a flavour of your choice.
  • Adding minced/grated ginger may result in shortening the lifespan of your syrup. Only do this if you intend to use immediately or within 1-2 days.
  • Grated/minced ginger combined with the slices will yield a more indepth flavour.
  • You can adjust the sugar to water ratio to suit your needs. 2:1 water if you want more sweetness or 2 parts water 1 part sugar for less sweetness. I keep it equal so have no first hand experience with toying with the ratio.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 228g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 276mg | Sugar: 209g | Calcium: 14mg