A mint-flavored simple syrup made with leftover holiday candy canes. Use it as a topping for ice cream, or as a cocktail mixer.
Watch this CHOW Tip for more creative ideas on how to use up leftover candy canes.
- Yield: 3/4 cup
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 8 candy canes
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- In a plastic bag, break up the candy canes into small pieces.
- Add the candy canes to a saucepan with the water and sugar and stir over medium heat. While stirring, simmer for a few minutes, then turn off the heat and let the syrup cool.
- Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer to filter out any remaining pieces of candy, then store in an airtight jar. Use it in cocktails, hot drinks, or on top of ice cream.