Simple Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup

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This vibrant blue syrup gets its color from caffeine-free butterfly pea flower tea. It’s simple to make with just 3 ingredients.

Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup being poured into a clear glass of lemonade.

Recipe Highlights

  • Butterfly pea flower syrup is a simple syrup (liquid sugar) that’s made with three ingredients: sugar, water, and butterfly pea flower tea.
  • Butterfly pea flower tea is a caffeine-free infusion that gives this syrup a vegetal flavor and pretty blue color.
  • The butterfly pea flower syrup can be used to sweeten and flavor drinks like iced teas and lemonades.
  • The blue syrup turns purple when poured into lemonade.

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Ingredient Notes

Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup ingredients in measuring cups and labeled.
  • Butterfly pea flower tea
    Instead of loose tea, go for butterfly pea flowers in tea bags since they’re easier to use. You don’t need high quality tea to make this syrup.
  • Sugar
    Using white sugar preserves the bright blue color. You can use brown sugar, but it will muddle the color.
  • Water
    Filtered water is always recommended since it makes the best tasting syrup.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup first two steps for how to make it.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer, then turn off heat, and steep.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
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Serving Suggestions

  • It’s best in lemonade to make purple lemonade.
  • Make butterfly pea flower iced tea by adding this syrup to black or green iced tea.
  • Butterfly pea flower cold foam can be made using this syrup.
  • Add sparkling water to butterfly pea flower syrup to make a flavored soda.
  • Butterfly pea flower syrup can be used to sweeten cocktails.

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Expert Tips

  • Part of the appeal of butterfly pea flower tea is its ability to change colors whenever its pH level shifts. Adding it to lemonade will turn your drink purple.
  • When making simple syrups, tea bags create far less mess and makes it easy to strain.
  • This recipe makes 1 cup of syrup. That’s enough to sweeten 8 drinks if you use 2 tablespoons for each glass.

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Questions You May Have

What does butterfly pea flower tea taste like?

It has an earthy, somewhat vegetal flavor that may not appeal to everyone.

Is butterfly pea flower good for you?

Butterfly pea flower tea has loads of antioxidants, helps reduce high blood sugar and high blood pressure, and supports healthy skin.

Does butterfly pea flower syrup contain caffeine?

This butterfly pea flower syrup is caffeine-free.

Do you need to refrigerate simple syrup?

Yes! Simple syrup is not shelf stable and requires refrigeration. This syrup will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container.

Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup being poured into clear glass with lemonade.

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Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
This vibrant blue syrup gets its color from caffeine-free butterfly pea flower tea. It's simple to make with only 3 ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Tea
Yield8 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  • Turn off the heat and let cool.
  • Remove tea bag and pour syrup into an airtight container.
    Use a funnel to help pour neatly into the bottle. The syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

NOTES

  • Part of the appeal of butterfly pea flower tea is its ability to change colors whenever its pH level shifts. Adding it to lemonade will turn your drink purple.
  • Using white sugar preserves the bright blue color. You can use brown sugar, but it will muddle the color.
  • When making simple syrups, tea bags create far less mess and makes it easy to strain.
  • This recipe makes 1 cup of syrup. That’s enough to sweeten 8 drinks if you use 2 tablespoons for each glass.

Syrup Uses

  • It’s best in lemonade to make purple lemonade.
  • Make butterfly pea flower iced tea by adding this syrup to black or green iced tea.
  • Butterfly pea flower cold foam can be made using this syrup.
  • Add sparkling water to butterfly pea flower syrup to make a flavored soda.
  • Butterfly pea flower syrup can be used to sweeten cocktails.

NUTRITION

Calories: 72 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 0.4mg | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.01mg
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