15 Ways To Use Syrups in Coffee

Am I the only one who thinks syrups can make coffee better? If your coffee is a bit bitter, add a drizzle of caramel syrup. It is the ultimate binding ingredient that can make coffee the next best alternative to just normal sugar.

If your coffee is especially bland, the syrup trick is what you really need.

It doesn’t matter how you use your syrups in coffee, I think we can all agree that it is a great way to change a simple coffee routine.

To make your coffee routines fun and exciting, here’s a list of how to use syrups in coffee.

You may be wondering how to use syrups in coffee, considering the countless choices on the market today.

How To Use Syrups In Coffee

Coffee syrups have different flavours. Despite this fact, one thing is for sure — each flavour available pairs perfectly with the taste of coffee.

1. Vanilla Latte

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There is no denying that latte is among the most versatile coffee recipes. For instance, a change in the type of milk used can change the taste of your latte.

If you want a new twist to your morning latte, you can try replacing your sweetener with vanilla-flavoured syrup. Simply make your latte the way you usually do and use vanilla syrup instead of sugar, whatever sweetener you use.

2. Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

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Recreating your coffee shop recipes is a fun thing to do. If you are unsure what coffee recipe you should try, Starbucks’ brown sugar shaken espresso is a good start.

Combine equal parts of water and brown sugar and let the mixture boil until caramelized. Making the syrup hours before making your coffee is ideal so it can cool down completely.

Once the brown sugar cools down, fill a mason jar with ice, an espresso shot, and syrup. Shake the mixture well until the syrup completely combines with the coffee.

Pour your brown sugar-shaken espresso into a glass filled with ice and enjoy.

3. Mocha Frappe

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Drizzling syrup on top of the glass is one answer to “how to use syrups in coffee.” But while it is usual to see syrups as a form of decor on coffee glasses, they can also be the main ingredients.

Frappes are a popular coffee recipe that freezing. Combine a cup of milk, coffee, and two tablespoons of sugar and chocolate syrup. Pour the mixture into ice cubes and let it freeze overnight.

Next, blend your frozen mocha mixture until it is smooth. Finally, pour your frappe into a glass and add a swirl of whipped cream.

You can also add more chocolate syrup if you want your frappe richer.

4. Coffee Liquor

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Flavoured syrups are an excellent addition to coffee liquor. Using syrups in coffee is, in fact, a great way to boost the taste of your cocktail.

If your coffee liquor is a bit too bitter, try adding a shot of your favourite syrup to sweeten it. You can also use different syrups to make flavoured coffee cocktail recipes!

5. Hazelnut Coffee

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The simplest and quickest way to make hazelnut coffee is to use hazelnut syrup instead of actual ground nuts. While brewing coffee beans with ground hazelnuts is better, using syrups in hazelnut coffee is the quickest way to achieve an excellent balance of nutty and slightly bitter flavours.

Simply brew your coffee like you usually do and combine it with your milk of choice. Finally, add two teaspoons of hazelnut syrup to elevate the taste of your brew.

6. Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Who doesn’t love the flavour of fall? Fortunately, you can make your morning latte taste like fall using pumpkin spice syrup.

Use the same latte recipe as the vanilla latte. But instead of vanilla, replace the syrup with store-bought pumpkin spice.

You can also make homemade pumpkin spice syrup by combining and boiling the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  •  1 1/2 cups sugar
  •  1 tsp each of ground cloves and ginger
  •  2 tsp ground nutmeg
  •  4 tbsp pumpkin puree

7. Iced Caramel Machiatto

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Iced caramel macchiato is a beverage people with a sweet tooth will love. It has vanilla and caramel, making it a perfect drink for people who like using more than one flavour of syrups in coffee.

To make an iced caramel macchiato, add one tablespoon of vanilla syrup to a glass and fill it with ice cubes. Pour in your milk of choice, making sure that it soaks all the ice cubes.

Pour the coffee on top of the milk gently so the two will not mix. Add a drizzle of caramel syrup and enjoy the individual layers of your beverage.

8. Lavender Syrup Iced Coffee

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Coffee can cause palpitations for some people. Fortunately, you can tame your jittery heartbeat by adding lavender-infused syrup to your coffee.

Add a few sprigs of lavender into your simple syrup and let it sit overnight. Letting your syrup rest will allow the aroma of lavender to infuse with it.

Use your syrup as a sweetener for any coffee recipe you can think of. You can use it to make lavender latte and every coffee you can think of.

9. Iced Banana Latte

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Bananas and coffee seem like an odd combination. But the truth is that, like many flavoured-syrups in coffee, bananas can make your coffee taste better.

You can use your favourite latte recipe to make an iced banana latte. But instead of caramel or chocolate syrup, use a banana-flavoured one to add a fresh, fruity sweetness to your coffee.

Banana has a unique sweetness that artificial sweeteners cannot duplicate. So, using such syrups in coffee will give it a new boost.

10. Cinnamon Cold Brew

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Cinnamon adds a great punch to coffee. The best way to make a cinnamon cold brew is to steep the coffee ground along with two cinnamon sticks.

But if you do not have cinnamon sticks, using syrups in coffee can also do the trick. Let your cold brew steep for at least 22 hours, and add a teaspoon or two of cinnamon syrup.

The syrup will give your coffee a sweet, woody flavour with citrusy notes.

11. Salted Caramel Mocha

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Sweet, bitter, and a little salty — you only need to use two types of syrups in coffee to achieve these balanced flavours.

Make your mocha coffee by combining steamed milk, an espresso shot, and two tablespoons of chocolate syrup. You can add more chocolate if you want your drink sweet.

Add milk froth on top and drizzle generously with caramel syrup. This delicious beverage can be served either hot or cold, depending on your preference.

12. Gingerbread Coffee

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If you’re in the mood for some homemade cooking, making gingerbread syrup for your coffee is a must-try. Gingerbread syrup is basically brown sugar syrup with added spices.

You will need 1/2 cup of water and brown sugar to make the brown sugar syrup. The additional spices are:

  • 1/4 cup of molasses.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger.
  • A teaspoon of ground cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • A quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

Mix all the ingredients together, boil, and let it simmer for five minutes. Once cooled, you have gingerbread syrup that you can add to your lattes and hot coffee.

13. Butterscotch Coffee

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Using syrups in coffee is a matter of preference. If creamy coffee suits your palate, adding butterscotch syrup to your coffee is an excellent choice.

Like many recipes in this list, butterscotch coffee is latte-based. But a minor change in the ingredients you use for your latte can bring a whole new bunch of flavours.

By adding butterscotch syrup to your coffee, you will achieve an intensely creamy buttery deliciousness that pair well with the bitter hint of coffee. There is also a hint of dairy that balances all the flavours in your butterscotch coffee.

14. White Chocolate Coffee

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Another coffee and syrup combination that sweet lovers would go crazy for is white chocolate coffee. This drink is similar to an iced mocha, except you need to use white chocolate syrup.

In a glass, mix together steamed milk and an espresso shot. To complete the drink, add two tablespoons of white chocolate syrup.

You can serve the drink as it is or pour it over ice. If you prefer your white chocolate mocha cold, I highly recommend adding a swirl of whipped cream on top.

15. Milk And Honey Coffee

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A lot of people like substituting artificial sweeteners with honey. While most people simply describe honey as sweet, the truth is that it has a pack of flavours.

Honey has floral, smoky, fruity, spicy, nutty, woody, and earthy notes. You may think these flavours will overwhelm your coffee but believe me when I tell you that they wouldn’t.

To make your milk and honey coffee, combine a shot of espresso with your milk of choice. Instead of using syrups in coffee, add honey, depending on your preferred sweetness.

You can also add a dash of cinnamon on top to recreate your coffee shop experience.

Brewin’ Things Up

We hope this article helped you figure out how to use syrups in coffee. Using syrups should not be limited to drizzling them on top of the cup as decoration.

With the right recipe, your syrups can bring the best out of your coffee.

Now that you have 15 coffee recipes to try, you can check out our other articles to find the right food and coffee pairing!