Healthy Homemade Sugar Free Orange Syrup
This Healthy Homemade Sugar Free Orange Syrup has all the flavor of fresh oranges but in liquid form! This all natural, low calorie syrup contains no high-fructose corn syrup, no granulated sugar and no artificial food coloring… just pure orangey goodness.
I’m not the biggest fan of eating fresh oranges (they’re annoyingly messy) but I love this Sugar Free Orange Syrup. I’ve made this syrup three times in the last two months. Every time I make a batch I like to lick any syrup remnants I can find on the blender or spatula. All I thought was, “Ohmigoodness this tastes like candy. A liquefied orange candy!” (I love love love being the quality assurance worker in my kitchen) Super sweet of course, not meant to be eaten by itself, but WOW the flavor is absolutely delicious.
How to make sugar free syrup. This Healthy Homemade Sugar Free Orange Syrup has all the flavor of oranges but in liquid form! Fat Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Keto, Vegan.
In a blender, add the water, orange flavor, stevia extract, lemon flavor, and natural food coloring. Blend until smooth.
In a tiny bowl, whisk together the xanthan gum and salt. While blending, slowly add this to the blender (don't dump it in all at once, otherwise it'll clump).
Pour into pretty serving jars, seal tightly, and refrigerate to store. Keeps for about 2-3 weeks.
As a comparison, here is the nutrition label for Torani’s Orange Syrup. I think it’s quite obvious that my syrup is better. Torani’s nutrition label is literally pure sugar… not the healthiest option when it comes to adding some sweetness to your life.
Now that we’ve seen the (spectacular!) ingredient list, let’s compare it to Torani’s ingredient list:
Pure Cane Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), FD&C Yellow #6 (food dye).
YUM!! (← That was sarcasm.)
To sum it up, basically: sugar, preservatives + artificial food coloring.
YUCK. (← That wasn’t sarcasm.)
One thing I really like about this recipe is that it doesn’t require any cooking. Whenever I make syrups or caramels on the stove, I have the worst luck and it always ends up boiling over. Thankfully, with this recipe, you/I don’t need to worry ’bout that.
With love and good eats,