Making your own Homemade Peach Simple Syrup with fresh peaches is an easy and such a delicious flavor to add to iced tea.
I really am not a peach person but every year during peach season I get a craving to eat a fresh peach.
Thank goodness I live in the Peach State AND that a peach orchard is minutes away from my house. I love this place, they not only grow peaches but they have the most beautiful old pecan trees that produce tons of nuts every year. They also harvest various other fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries but their claim to fame is their peaches and pecans.
Lane Packing Plant is a great place to go any day but on a Sunday afternoon it is jammed packed with after church-goers, families, tourists and anyone who wants to just relax a bit and enjoy lunch and of course homemade peach ice cream. I like to go when it’s not so crowded and just take my time looking at everything in the store and gift shop.
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Occasionally, I will be there when they are actually packing the peaches and you can watch the process. Last year I took a tour of the plant and all of the fields with my wonderful friend, Debbie and came back with tons of peaches which some turned into a upside down peach cake. Another visit resulted in these grilled peaches with blueberry syrup and this easy to make peach salsa.
This trip I took my daughter, Valerie, with me and wandered around the store and eventually found our way to eating a wonderful lunch there with their peach iced tea. Before we left, I bought plenty of fresh peaches to enjoy.
I already knew I wanted to whip up a batch of Peach Simply Syrup to use in my iced green tea. A certain coffee shop’s employee informed me that the peach flavored tea I love there was only seasonal so I KNEW I had to solve this problem. I love their iced peach green tea! I needed to make my own recipe for peach syrup.
How to Make Homemade Peach Simple Syrup
Of course, I sliced up the peaches we weren’t going to eat and froze them for later uses in the peach simple syrup and for baking, etc. I followed this method for freezing them because, honestly, I don’t have to time to do the blanching method and this works great!
The simple syrup is super easy to make and don’t throw out the peaches when you are done straining the syrup! Freeze them and use them later by heating them up and pouring over ice cream, pancakes, or waffles! Delicious!
Making this homemade peach syrup recipe is super simple
You’ll need two peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced. One cup of sugar and one cup of water. That’s it! If you prefer a less-sweet syrup, decrease the sugar to 3/4 cup but keep the water at 1 cup.
Combine the 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring a few times until all of the sugar is dissolved. Takes about 3-5 minutes.
At this point, remove pan from heat and cover. Let steep, covered for 25 minutes. Then strain the peaches from the wonderful pink liquid. Bam! You have your own homemade peach flavored syrup for tea! Let cool and pour into a bottle or glass container. The peach flavoring will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
To use, pour about one tablespoon of the peach simple syrup into your iced tea. Alternatively, you can flavor a whole pitcher of iced tea and to do so, you would simple pour in the desired amount, mixing as you go and tasting to see if it’s to the sweetness you want. So yummy!!
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Homemade Peach Simple Syrup
- 2 fresh peaches peeled, pitted, and diced
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- If you prefer a less-sweet syrup decrease the sugar to 3/4 cup but keep the water at 1 cup.
- Combine the 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring a few times until all of the sugar is dissolved. Takes about 3-5 minutes.
- At this point, remove pan from heat and cover. Let steep, covered for 25 minutes.
- Then strain the peaches from the wonderful pink liquid. Let cool and pour into a bottle or glass container.
- Keeps in the refrigerator for about two weeks. To use, pour about one tablespoon into your iced tea. Alternatively, you can flavor a whole pitcher of iced tea and to do so, you would simple pour in the desired amount, mixing as you go and tasting to see if it's to the sweetness you want.
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