Most simple syrups are made with sugar or honey. This alternative version uses a sugar substitute to cut down on the calories and carbs. You can use any sugar substitute that is heat stable, such as sucralose, stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020

Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.N.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, sugar substitute, and rosemary in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the sugar substitute is completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Remove and discard the rosemary sprig. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.



Tip: To make an unflavored simple syrup, omit the rosemary.

To make ahead: Refrigerate syrup for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

4 calories; 1 mg sodium. 1 g carbohydrates; 1 mg calcium;