A tropical simple syrup for cocktails and smoothies, dressing tropical fruits even, drizzled over french toast. What will you use it for?
Course Drinks, Side Dish
Keyword cinnamon, guava, simple syrup, vanilla
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Resting Time 20minutes
Total Time 25minutes
1 1/2poundsripe pink guavasabout 8
1 1/2cups sugar
1vanilla beansplit and seeds scraped
Peel the guavas with a vegetable peeler. Cut them in half, crosswise and use a spoon to scoop out the center portions of the fruit to remove the seeds. Discard the seeds. Cut the guava into 1" -2" pieces.
In a large saucepan, combine the guava, sugar, water, vanilla seeds and vanilla bean as well as the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on medium low for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let the guava syrup steep for 20 minutes.
Place a large strainer over a large bowl and carefully pour the fruit and simple syrup into the strainer. Reserve fruit for another use.
Set a fine mesh strainer over a large jar and strain the remaining sediment from the simple syrup. Let the syrup come to room temperature and transfer it to a jar with a tight fitting lid. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.