Homemade golden syrup – caramelized sugar syrup

Finding golden syrup can be sometimes tricky but this recipe for homemade golden syrup solves this problem. For those not familiar with Golden Syrup it is a caramelized sugar and lemon syrup often used in different British and American recipes. This syrup of acacia honey consistency. It tastes like a caramelized sugar lollipop with delicate lemon aftertaste.

Golden syrup – caramelized sugar syrup

Golden syrup – homemade caramelized lemony sugar syrup.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Course condiments
Cuisine gluten free, lactose free, vegan
Servings 2 cups (about)
Calories 222 kcal


  • 200 g white sugar
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 kg white sugar
  • 600 ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp or more lemon juice


Instructions: Homemade Golden syrup

  • In a deep pot mix 200 g of sugar and 50 ml of water.
  • Turn on the heat and bring to a boil (at this stage do not stir or the sugar crystallizes) on a medium flame.
  • Cook until the mixture turns to a golden color. Be careful not to burn the mixture or the syrup will become bitter and you’ll have to start over.As soon as the syrup becomes a desired color, turn off the heat and being very careful add 600 ml of boiling water. Be careful not to burn yourself because the reaction will be quite explosive!
  • Add the remaining sugar and the lemon juice. Stir, bring back to a boil, lower the heat and cook over medium – low heat for about 30 – 45 minutes until it thickens (it will thicken more once it cools down). The consistency should be similar to acacia honey.
  • If it is too liquidy simply heat it again and cook for another 15 min. Otherwise just add a little hot water.


The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 2cupsCalories: 222kcal
Keyword caramel, condiments, homemade, lemon
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With this recipe you should get about 1 liter of golden syrup.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you love homemade cooking and baking condiments you should definitely check my Homemade vanilla extract.

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