Put ingredients into a heavy saucepan (this will help it not boil over as easily!).
Bring to gentle boil, stirring often, and take off the burner for a few minutes. (watch carefully that it doesn't boil over!)
Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cool before putting into a container.
Caramel variation: add caramel sauce after water comes to a boil.
Peppermint variation: add peppermints with water and sugar, stir often.
Warm spice variation: add spices after water has come to boil.
Maple Vanilla variation: add syrup with sugar and water, add vanilla after water comes to a boil.