Natasha David’s Vanilla Lactic Syrup

Adapted from Drink Lightly by Natasha David

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Combining vanilla extract with lactic acid powder creates a simple syrup that adds the perception of creaminess to drinks—without dairy.

Ingredients

Servings: About 2 cups

  • 500 grams simple syrup (1:1, sugar to water)
  • 500 grams simple syrup (1:1, sugar to water)
  • 4 grams Tahitian vanilla extract
  • 4 grams Tahitian vanilla extract
  • 2 grams lactic acid powder
  • 2 grams lactic acid powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the syrup, vanilla extract, lactic acid powder and salt.
  2. Using a whisk, combine until the lactic acid and salt are dissolved.
  3. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 4 weeks.