How to make Corn Syrup

“How to make Corn Syrup”

When Learning how to make corn syrup, keep in mind that learning how to make corn syrup will only peak your interest in learning how to do more things thatn just learning how to make corn syrup . . . For example, why not learn how to make your own butter?  Or how about learning how to make carmel sauce in a can?  What about making your own sour cream?  We can help you with all these things!  First, lets learn how to make corn syrup.

Before we dive into how to make corn syrup, it is important to know a little about corn syrup.

Corn Syrup – Available in Light and Dark versions.  Carmel coloring and molasses are added to dark corn syrup so it has a darker flavor of the two.  Corn syrup is one of the sweetest sweeteners out there and is used in making candies and brittles primarily.  It is also sometimes used to sweeten cakes, cookies or to make frostings really glossy and shiny as well as making ice creams and sorbets very smooth.

The easy way to get the corn syrup you need is to simply buy it.  But lets learn how to make corn syrup so you can try making your own.

how to make corn syrup

How to make Corn Syrup

Corn Syrup

Yields: 2 cups

Volume                                  Ingredient

2 cups                                    Granulated sugar

¾ cup                                     Water

¼ teaspoon                           Cream of tarter

1/8 teaspoon                        Salt



  1. In a saucepot, combine all ingredients and heat over medium heat.
  2. Stir till mixture until it comes to a slow simmer and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture comes to 240 degrees or “Soft Ball Stage.”
  3. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  4. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.

*For “Dark Corn Syrup” add 1 teaspoon of carmel color and 1 tablespoon of molasses.

So there you have it, a quick guide on how to make corn syrup.

Now that you have learned how to make corn syrup, click here to learn to make homemade butter! 

Get some other ideas beyond how to make corn syrup from The First Timer’s Cookbook!

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