If you know me, you would know that I live on coffee. It is my magic potion in the morning, something that gets me out of bed and the one thing I look forward to as I walk around my house with sleepy eyes in the morning. But I was inspired by a weekly challenge over on Spells8 to create a potion to go in my potion — potionception, if you will! That’s where this recipe came from.
I don’t use creamer in my coffee. I make two shots of espresso, some frothed almond milk, and usually add a splash of sugar-free salted caramel syrup. It hardly ever gets more magical than me whispering over my cup as I stir clockwise to bring in positivity and boost the caffeine’s energy. This is different!
This recipe is very simple to make and customize. I found the base recipe online for creating a syrup and added the ingredients that I felt it needed for me. It took about 15 minutes to make and then overnight to cool. As I write this for my Cauldron Collectors, I am on day three of using it and I can definitely tell a difference! Let’s go through the ingredients, shall we?
Sugar and Water
This makes the base of the syrup. You can’t make this particular recipe without these two things. The granulated sugar and water heated together on the stove is what creates the syrupy texture. I’m not sure if you could substitute another type of sweetener here so you’ll have to stick with the sugar.
The cocoa powder was originally just for the taste. I was going for a peppermint mocha flavor and, to be honest? I kind of got that but not in the way I was intending. Anyway, besides for the flavor, I associate chocolate with happiness and joy. It’s usually associated with self-love, nurturing, and balance. I could always use a bit of that in my day so it was the perfect addition to my syrup!
Oh clove, a bit of spice, right? I had originally planned on adding nutmeg (queue the reason nutmeg is in my photo) but I just couldn’t wrap my head around the way the nutmeg spelled. So I opted for cloves instead! They added a hint of spice to the syrup, perfect for a crisp morning. I associate cloves with banishing things I don’t want as well as drawing in prosperity.
Always a welcome spell additive, cinnamon was added to the syrup for flavor but also to enhance the magical properties of everything else I added. I associate cinnamon with bursts of energy, generally not for long-term use. I also tend to think of cinnamon as a magical booster — added to any spell, it will give a boost of energy to anything else included.
The salt in this recipe is two-fold. The first thing it does is balance out the sweetness of the syrup and sugar. Salt cuts out the sweetness by quite a bit depending on how much you add. The second reason for the salt is for an extra bit of cleansing to my energetic field, so to speak. That phrase doesn’t sound quite right but I can’t figure out a better way to word it.
Lastly is the peppermint! This was added for flavor — remember, peppermint mocha! — but peppermint is also associated with prosperity, abundance, and soothing irritated nerves. This is good for both calming irritated nerves physically but also calming an irritated or tense person.
Ready for the spell?
First, you’re going to gather your ingredients. You will need…
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 – energetic boost and health
- 1 tbsp cocoa – sweetness and happiness
- 1/5 tbsp ground cloves – path clearing and protection
- a pinch of salt – cleansing and protection
- 1/2 tsp peppermint flavor – abundance and prosperity
Place everything in a saucepan on medium heat. Whisk together all of the ingredients and bring to a slow boil, mixing constantly. Once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to stir constantly.
You can use the stirring process to infuse your mixture with your intention as I have done. I began with a simple chant.
Cinnamon and sugar,
Chocolate and clove,
Combine well with heat,
As I mix on the stove.
Energy and clarity,
I call you my way.
With coffee this syrup
Moves me through my day.
The mixture has to cook for at least 10 minutes. Once I said my initial chant, I began another one. While stirring clockwise, I chanted “energy, focus, clarity, health, wealth, abundance” three times. Then I would stir counterclockwise three times and chant “clove, clear my path; salt, clear my path.”
Once the syrup has simmered for at least 10 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and store it in a heat safe container. Be sure to let it cool completely before putting a lid on it and storing it in the refrigerator. Sources online have said you can store a syrup like this in the fridge for up to a month before needing to toss it out. Please use your best judgement!
When using the syrup for my morning coffee, I repeated the same chant as I stirred both clockwise and counterclockwise. At the time of writing this, I have been using it for three days and it seems to be doing a great job!
Let me know if you try this syrup recipe! I’d love to hear about your experience and what you added to make it your own!