A Spiced Sugar Free Stevia Simple Syrup Recipe

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This easy to make sugar free simple syrup is a perfect addition to your favorite hot drink. It is a stevia simple syrup so it’s natural and calorie-free.

Out With the Sugar and In With the Stevia

Just one year ago, my favorite thing to do was to stop and grab a coffee. Iced or hot, fancy or simple, you could almost always find me at the drive-thru. Until I had a little health scare at my yearly checkup.
It seems that my A1C, a test that measures average blood glucose levels over several months, was high. So high that my doctor wanted to start me on medication. I asked him for some time to change my ways and to lower those numbers. He hesitantly agreed.
Starting that day, I cut all sugar from my diet. I avoided fake sugar substitutes as well because they are also rumored to affect insulin production/processing. Stevia became my best friend. And I love this sugar free stevia simple syrup recipe!

Getting Used to Stevia

It took me a long time to get used to the taste of stevia, but now it hardly bothers me at all. I use pure stevia extract in baking, beverages, and anywhere that I would have used sugar. It’s so potent that I need just a tiny pinch to sweeten things.
Going sugar-free enabled me to lower my A1C to a healthy range in just three months. It also helped me drop 25 pounds (and counting!). Plus, it has helped my budget significantly! Now I prefer to make my coffees at home and bring them along or just forgo them altogether.

A Stevia Based Sugar-Free Simple Syrup

However, this autumn, I have been sorely missing my favorite pumpkin latte. I decided that I would make my own healthy version, starting with an easy to make sugar free spiced simple syrup made with stevia. While not exactly like what I remember, it is pretty close!
Because it’s an Autumn this sugar-free simple syrup all starts with spices. I bring water, a cinnamon stick, some cloves, and a splash of vanilla to a boil. The aroma is outstanding!
Then I add in a little bit of pure, stevia extract. I prefer the kind without any additives. I allow this mixture to simmer until it has reduced by at least half. Then I allow it to cool, strain out the spices, and store in a container in the refrigerator. I add it to my favorite drinks as a lovely spiced sweetener.
It is so easy to make and really takes only a few minutes! Also, it’s a great thing to have on hand for company. Below I will share my favorite way to use this simple syrup in a delicious Pumpkin Latte.

Spiced Sugar-Free Simple Syrup Recipe

This easy to make sugar free simple syrup is a perfect addition to your favorite hot drink. It is a stevia simple syrup so it’s natural and calorie-free.

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 sweet cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon stevia extract ((You can also use green stevia powder))
  1. In a small saucepan on medium heat, bring water, cinnamon stick, and cloves to a boil.
  2. Add stevia extract and stir well.
  3. Lower heat to a simmer and simmer until reduced by about half. Approximately 10-15 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool, then remove spices and pour the syrup into a glass storage container.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for one week. Discard remaining after a week.
If you don’t this to be a spiced syrup simply leave out the cloves and cinnamon.


Below is my absolute favorite way to use this sugar-free spiced simple syrup. Sometimes I even double this recipe and have half hot and half iced. It’s just that good!

DIY Sugar-Free Pumpkin Latte

Sugar Free Pumpkin Latte

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strong coffee or 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 cup milk (coconut, almond, or oat milk works well too!)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Sugar-Free Stevia Simple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan on low heat, combine milk, pumpkin puree, and simple syrup. Stir well to fully incorporate
  2. Heat until steaming
  3. Pour into a large mug of warm coffee, stir well
  4. Add creamer if desired

Final Thoughts

If you’re trying to eat less sugar but still like to enjoy seasonal treats like me, try this stevia-based sugar-free simple syrup. I’m confident you’ll like it!
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A Spiced Sugar Free Stevia Simple Syrup Recipe was written by Katie Vance.

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