Peach Syrup

This Peach Syrup recipe is so easy to make and can be used for so many things including iced drinks, cocktails, desserts, and more! This recipe has only 2 ingredients and makes a concentrated peach syrup with no cooking!

This blog post may contain affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Please see the full disclosure for further information and thank you for your support!

peach syrup and fresh peaches

I love peach season when all of the sudden all the peaches you come across are nice and ripe and full of flavor. I want to put peaches on and in everything I make, including cocktails. To get all of that delicious peach flavor into a drink, you can make this easy Peach Syrup with no cooking!

What is the Cold Method for Making Peach Syrup?

This recipe uses a cold method, also known as maceration, which means the peaches sit in sugar which draws out the moisture creating a thick and delicious syrup. I use this same method when making my Fresh Fruit Shrub.

This will change the flavor and texture of the leftover peaches. Meaning the leftover fruit will be soft and some of the peach flavors moves into the syrup. But, don’t discard the fruit after straining the syrup! You can still use it for a topping or filling.

a bowl of fresh peaches

How to Make the Peach Syrup Recipe

Step One:

Clean the peaches, cut them into quarters, and place them in a large mixing bowl.

a bowl of sliced peaches

Step Two:

Add the sugar to the bowl and gently stir together to coat all of the peach slices. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least 2 hours. The longer it sits, the more juice will release.

sliced peach and sugar in a bowl

Step Three:

Remove the bowl from the fridge and stir the mixture with a spoon. Gently mash the fruit to release even more juice and flavor into the syrup.

peaches in sugar after macerating in the fridge

Step Four

Strain the solids from the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer. Keep the solids for a topping or filling for later. Place the liquid into a sealable container. It will last in the fridge for up to two weeks.

peaches being strained from the syrup after macerating

What to Use Homemade Peach Syrup For

Peach Syrup has so many uses. You can add it to iced tea, lemonade, or sparkling water for a sweet treat. You can also use it to add peach flavor to cocktails like my Peach Whiskey Sour recipe. Pour peach syrup on top of ice cream, oatmeal, or plain yogurt. You can also add it to a smoothie, frosting, or baked goods.

Tips for Making Fresh Peach Simple Syrup

  • When making this syrup I allowed it to sit in the fridge for 4 hours which I found to be perfect. I have also allowed my fruit to macerate in the fridge overnight with great results. Just make sure you allow it to sit for at least 2 hours.
  • This syrup will be quite thick when finished. If you would like your syrup to be thinner, add some water, a little at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • I only strained my syrup once and there were a few solid pieces that made it through my sieve. If you want a clear, clean liquid, feel free to strain a second time.
  • As I mentioned, the solids that are strained from the liquid are still usauble! I blended mine in a smoothie but you could also use it as ice cream or oatmeal topping or anything else you need sweet peaches for.
  • Keep this peach syrup in a sealable container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. Make sure you leave room for expansion in your container when freezing.

Other Fresh Fruit Recipes to Check Out

peach syrup and fresh peaches

Peach Syrup

Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 28kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • fine mesh sieve
  • sealable bottle or container

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ripe peaches, quartered about 5-6 large peaches
  • ¾ cup sugar

Instructions

  • Clean the peaches, cut them into quarters, and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the sugar to the bowl and gently stir together to coat all of the peach slices. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least 2 hours. The longer it sits, the more juice will release.
  • Remove the bowl from the fridge and stir the mixture with a spoon. Gently mash the fruit to release even more juice and flavor into the syrup.
  • Strain the solids from the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer. Keep the solids for a topping or filling for later. Place the liquid into a sealable container. It will last in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Notes

  • When making this syrup I allowed it to sit in the fridge for 4 hours which I found to be perfect. I have also allowed my fruit to macerate in the fridge overnight with great results. Just make sure you allow it to sit for at least 2 hours.
  • This syrup will be quite thick when finished. If you would like your syrup to be thinner, add some water, a little at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • I only strained my syrup once and there were a few solid pieces that made it through my sieve. If you want a clear clean liquid, feel free to strain a second time.
  • As I mentioned, the solids that are strained from the liquid are still usable! I blended mine in a smoothie but you could also use it as ice cream or oatmeal topping or anything else you need sweet peaches for.
  • Keep this peach syrup in a sealable container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. Make sure you leave room for expansion in your container when freezing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Protein: 0.1g | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7.4g

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

peach syrup in a bottle
Click on the image above to PIN for later!

Did you Make This Homemade Syrup?

If you make this recipe for Peach Syrup, please leave a comment below. You can also tag me on Instagram or Facebook and show me what you made with it.

Want more delicious and fun recipes? Follow me on Pinterest and sign up for my email list so you never miss a recipe!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating