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Easy Peach Syrup

Peach Syrup is a great way to add peach flavor to your favorite drinks, cocktails, and desserts. It’s also wonderful for drizzling over pancakes and French toast, too!

Our peach simple syrup is one of the best ways to add tons of peach flavor to any drink or dish. We love to add it to buttermilk pancakes, French toast, and even to our Instant Pot iced tea!

Jar with a spoon and homemade peach syrup.

Peach Syrup Recipe:

Last week, I shared our Peach Iced Tea recipe on our other website. It uses a homemade peach simple syrup to add loads of peach flavor to freshly brewed tea. Peach iced tea is so good and the perfect drink for hot Summer days.

We have several simple syrup recipes on this site already, so I thought it’d be a great opportunity to share the peach syrup recipe that I used to make the peach tea. Don’t be mistaken, though. This syrup isn’t just for tea. It can also be used for cocktails, sangria, pancakes, biscuits, English muffins, and French toast.

If you like peaches, you will love this peach syrup! It smells amazing, the color is gorgeous, and it tastes delicious. You won’t believe how easy it is to make, and it’s totally adjustable to your tastes.

How to Make Peach Syrup:

  1. Place the peaches, sugar, water, and lemon juice in a pan.
  2. Bring to a simmer or low boil.
  3. Smash the peaches, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat, and pour through a mesh sieve into a heat-safe container.
  5. Chill the peach simple syrup until ready to use.
Collage showing how to make peach syrup.

Peach Simple Syrup Tips and Variations:

  • Peaches: Use fresh or frozen peaches. You’ll need about 16 ounces weighed out (without the pits) or about 3 cups measured out. I’ve found that different brands of frozen peaches yield a different syrup. Some result in a thinner, more translucent syrup and others make a thicker, more flavorful syrup. Just something to consider when using frozen peaches.
  • Add-Ins: Try adding in a bit of pure vanilla extract, a touch of bourbon, a cinnamon stick, nutmeg, or fresh rosemary to give more layers of flavor to the syrup.
  • Make it Sugar-free!: This syrup can be prepared without sugar. Simply cook down the peaches in water, and you’ll get peach flavored water. If you want it sweet but without refined sugar, try adding honey, agave nectar, or your favorite sugar substitute.
  • Simmer It!: I love to let the syrup simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes after it’s simmered at a decent pace for 10 to 15 minutes, then I remove it from heat. After that, I let it cool for about an hour at room temperature before straining it. This adds even more peach flavor and thickens up the syrup nicely. One thing to watch for is the caramelization of the sugar. If you’re cooking it at too high of a temperature, the sugar will begin to caramelize and turn amber or brown in color.
Fresh peach syrup on a spoon.

Storage Recommendations:

Room Temperature: We do not recommend storing the simple syrup at room temperature.

Refrigerator: This simple syrup is best when stored in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator. Discard any unused syrup after 7 days.

Freezer: We do not recommend freezing this simple syrup.

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Don’t forget to check out our Peach Simple Syrup web story!

Peach syrup in a jar next to fresh peaches.

Peach Syrup

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 16 ounces frozen peaches (or 3 cups fresh peaches)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine, and adjust heat to bring to a simmer or low, rolling boil.
  • Continue to cook at a simmer, while stirring often, until the sugar dissolves. Smash the peaches to break them apart, and cook for a total of 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and pour through a mesh sieve into a heat-safe container.
  • Refrigerate to chill or use immediately. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 ounce of peach syrup. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g
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Sunday 21st of August 2022

How much water? I've looked at several syrups and the indicate quantity of fruit but I cannot find hour much water. Please advise.


Monday 22nd of August 2022

Good Morning Jolene, the water amount is listed in the recipe card. That's where you'll find it on all of our syrup recipes. Thanks.


Sunday 26th of June 2022

it was a little sweet but really good! any ideas on what to do with the left over peach puree/pulp?


Monday 27th of June 2022

Good Morning Britt, there are a number of things you can do with the left over pulp. For example, it can be used as a topping for pancakes/waffles, as a filling for hand pies and other filled treats, or as compost for you garden. I hope this information helps, have a lovely day :)