Invert Sugar Syrup
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Cooling
3 hrs
 

Makes little about 4 cups of syrup

Serving size 1/4 cup, depending on a recipe

Course: Cake, Dessert, Drinks, Frosting, Ice Cream
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: invert sugar, inverted sugar syrup, sugar syrup
Servings: 16
Hanielas.com: Hani Bacova
Ingredients
Invert Sugar Syrup (imperial)
  • 4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar or citric acid
Invert Sugar Syrup (metric)
  • 1 kg granulated sugar
  • 480 ml water
  • 1 gram cream of tartar or citric acid
Instructions
Invert Sugar Syrup
  1. Into a non-reactive pan pour water (2cup/480ml), add granulated sugar (4cups+6tbsp/1kg) and cream of tartar or citric acid (1/4tsp/1gram). Stir well.

  2. Heat mixture on low heat until all of the sugar is dissolved. You can check if sugar is dissolved by rubbing the mixture between your fingers. Or stir with a wooden spoon and check if there are any sugar crystals on the spoon. If they are still sugar crystal, continue cooking until dissolved.

  3. Once sugar is dissolved, STOP STIRRING and increase the heat to medium Bring mixture to boil. On the sides of the pan you'll notice some of the sugar crystals stuck to the sides. This is normal. Brush the sides with a pastry brush dipped in water. Or alternatively you can cover the pan with lid for couple of minutes and let the condensation wash away any residual sugar crystals on the sides.

  4. While mixture is boiling attach candy thermometer and cook mixture until thermometer reaches Soft Ball Stage (236F/114C). Once it reaches this temperature remove from the heat and cover pan with a lid. Let cool completely.

Storage
  1. Invert Syrup thickens as it cools. Pour it into a glass jar or other container that you can seal well. I used 2 pint canning jars. Then cover the top with a food wrap and close with a lid. Store in the fridge. It keeps at least 6 months.

Recipe Notes
HOW TO USE INVERT SUGAR SYRUP

Syrup becomes firm in the fridge. Let it come to room temperature before using. I've been microwaving it in 10 second intervals until pliable.

HOW TO MEASURE INVERT SYRUP?

1/4 cup of invert syrup is approximately  85grams. I use a scale and measure it.

WHAT DOES INVERT SUGAR TASTE LIKE?

Invert sugar is sweet tasty, it has a very smooth texture and it's sweeter than corn syrup.

CAN INVERT SUGAR BE USED IN PLACE OF CORN SYRUP?

Yes. Invert Sugar and Corn Syrup are very similar. They are both sweet and very smooth. Both also work as crystallization inhibitors. Invert Sugar and Corn Syrup help prevent or slow down crystallization in candies, toffee, ice cream fudge etc. I've used it to make Thick Caramel and Homemade Marshmallows with no issues. However there is a considerable difference in sweetness. Invert Sugar is sweeter than Corn Syrup. So small adjustments have to be made or final product will be too sweet.