Brown Sugar Syrup

Use this sweet Latin sauce to top vanilla, chocolate or coffee ice cream.

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  • Servings: MAKES 3/4 CUP

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  • 1/2 pound dark brown sugar or piloncillo (see Note)
  • 1 cup water
  • One 4-inch cinnamon stick
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • Pinch of salt

How to make this recipe

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until thick and syrupy, about 15 minutes. Strain the brown sugar syrup into a heatproof bowl and cool.

Make Ahead

The syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Suggested Pairing

Piloncillo, unrefined brown sugar that is typically used in Latin desserts, is also known as brown loaf sugar because it is sold in cone-shaped pieces. It is available at Latin markets.

Contributed By Published August 2000

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