Blend diced peaches and water in a mini blender.Peaches are diced so it blends quickly and evenly to make peach puree.
Heat peach puree and sugar on the stovetop.
Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.Place a mesh strainer on top of a container and pour the sweetened peach puree into the strainer. You may need to use a spoon to move the puree around the mesh strainer if it gets clogged.The syrup will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
The recipe makes a cup of peach syrup. Use 4 tablespoons of syrup to flavor and sweeten a cup of iced tea.
Instead of blending the peaches in a mini blender, cut them into small pieces and mash them in the saucepan. Cook on the stovetop 10 minutes longer than stated on the recipe. I puree the peaches to shorten the cooking time on the stove.
Fresh peaches are ideal but frozen peaches can be used, but they never seem as sweet as the fresh.
Any kind of sugar can be used but regular white sugar was used to make this peach syrup. The finer the sugar, the quicker it'll dissolve into the water on the stovetop so it'll take longer if you're using turbinado sugar.
This simple syrup will keep for 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Aside from adding it to iced tea to make peach iced tea, add peach syrup to sparkling water to make a simple sparkling peach soda. Also try adding peach syrup into lemonade to make peach lemonade.