Vanilla Syrup

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan.  Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the pan and throw in the pod.  Heat the mixture over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.  Reduce the heat to low and let simmer, about 10-15 minutes.  Remove from the heat, discard the vanilla bean pod and stir in the vanilla extract.  Let cool.  Store in the refrigerator.

Raspberry Syrup

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

¾ cup raspberries, preferably fresh

Directions:

Combine the sugar, water and raspberries in a small saucepan.  Heat the mixture over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.  Reduce the heat to low and let simmer, about 10-15 minutes.  Remove from the heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove the berry solids.  Let cool.  Store in the refrigerator.

Coconut Syrup

Ingredients:

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup water

¼ cups cream of coconut*

2 tsp. coconut extract

Directions:

Combine the sugar, water and cream of coconut in a small saucepan.   Heat the mixture over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.  Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut extract.  Let cool.  Store in the refrigerator.

Caramel Syrup

Ingredients:

¾ cup sugar

½ cup water

¼ cups caramel sauce

Directions:

Combine the sugar, water and caramel sauce in a small saucepan.  Heat the mixture over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth.  Remove from the heat and let cool.  Store in the refrigerator.