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Honey Ginger Syrup

This easy homemade Honey Ginger Syrup has so many uses! It adds amazing warmth and sweetness to hot tea, adds a depth of flavor to your favorite summer drinks or cocktails, and is awesome drizzled on toast, pancakes, and cornbread. Make a batch in 10 minutes and store it in the fridge for weeks!

This ginger syrup recipe does not contain any refined sugar or corn syrup—just all natural healthy honey.

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Homemade honey ginger simple syrup

I'm a big fan of homemade syrups because you can make so many different flavors from pretty much anything. I have a recipe for cherry syrup and mulberry syrup on this blog, and they are a favorite for drizzling over pancakes and buttermilk crepes. Keep reading for more serving suggestions, including savory ways to use ginger syrup!

This honey ginger syrup has a nice ginger warmth and spice thanks to loads of fresh ginger that is simmered with water and honey. The ginger spice is balanced by the sweetness of honey. No refined cane sugar or corn syrup in this recipe!

Just 3 ingredients and 10 minutes if all you need to make this happen in your kitchen.

Honey ginger syrup being drizzled on pancakes

How to use honey ginger syrup

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Now that I showed you so many ways to use honey ginger syrup, are you convinced you should make a batch??

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Adding honey ginger syrup to folded crepes

Ingredients

  • ¼ - ½ cup sliced fresh ginger (peeled or scrubbed clean, your choice)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey

Please note that ½ cup ginger makes a pretty gingery syrup. You can use less if you want to.

Equipment

Instructions

Step 1: Combine the sliced ginger and water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, taking care not to let all the water evaporate.

Step 2: Use a slotted spoon to carefully remove the ginger pieces.

Removing ginger slices from boiled water with a slotted spoon

Step 3: Add the honey, stir gently, and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens to your liking. Allow to cool, then transfer to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

What kind of honey to use

For this recipe, I recommend using whatever cheap honey you like. There's no point in using expensive local raw honey because you will boil it and remove most of the benefits of raw honey. The honey just acts as a natural sweetener for the syrup. This is a nice size bottle of honey that happens to be raw and organic, but is not expensive.

If you want to make a honey ginger syrup and keep the raw honey properties intact, you can make simmer the water and ginger a little longer to make it more concentrated, let it cool down until warm (but not hot), then gently stir with the raw honey until it is a uniform homogeneous mixture.

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Spoon getting some honey ginger syrup from a jar
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Honey Ginger Syrup

This homemade honey ginger simple syrup takes just 10 minutes to make and can be used for so many drinks and recipes!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dessert, Drink
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Kosher, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 (1.5-2 tablespoons per serving)
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sliced fresh ginger - or use less if you want a less gingery syrup (peeled or scrubbed clean, your choice)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Combine the sliced ginger and water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, taking care not to let all the water evaporate.
  • Use a slotted spoon to carefully remove the ginger pieces. Discard them, or brew again with tea, they still have some flavor left.
    Removing ginger slices from boiled water with a slotted spoon
  • Add the honey, stir gently, and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens to your liking. Allow to cool, then transfer to a glass jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Use this syrup to sweeten lemonade, iced tea, hot tea, and cocktails. Drizzle it on pancakes, crepes, French toast, or toast. Combine it with soy sauce and garlic for an easy stir fry sauce. See the blog post for specific recipe ideas!
I recommend using inexpensive honey instead of raw organic honey, since it will be cooked. For tips to see how to make this with raw honey and keep all the benefits of raw honey, read the blog post.

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal (3%) | Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 17g (19%) | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg (1%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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