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Microwave simple syrup in a mason jar on a wooden coaster with a bowl and spoon of sugar.

Easy Microwave Simple Syrup (only 2 minutes)

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  • Author: Emily Toshiko
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This easy microwave simple syrup only takes 2 minutes to make! Best of all you only need two ingredients: water and sugar. 


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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Add the sugar and water to a microwave safe dish. Stir well.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir again to make sure sugar is dissolved.


  • Let the simple syrup cool to room temperature before using so it won't melt the ice in your drinks!
  • This is perfect to use to sweeten iced or hot coffee, teas, cocktails or mock-tails!
  • To make a smaller batch, use 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water.