Coffee flavoring syrups are perfect for a variety of applications, from making flavored frosting, to topping ice cream sundaes, to creating unique and delicious coffee drinks. But have you ever looked at a certain flavor, like B-52 or German Chocolate Cake, and thought to yourself, "Now, I wonder what that tastes like..." We have! This coffee flavoring syrup guide will help you decipher the mystery of coffee syrup flavors. You'll be able to get a better understanding of what each flavor actually tastes like, helping you find the best match for your recipe.
French Vanilla vs. Vanilla
French Vanilla – Think French vanilla ice cream. While regular vanilla ice cream usually has a milk or cream base, French vanilla ice cream is made using a custard base. French vanilla syrup reflects the smooth and creamy taste of the ice cream it's named after.
Vanilla – The pure, sweet flavor that comes from vanilla beans.
White Chocolate– Combine vanilla bean extract, cream, and sugar, and you have the taste of white chocolate. White chocolate is made using sugar and cocoa butter, while regular chocolate uses chocolate liquor. The white chocolate syrup emulates the taste of a square of delectable, melt-in-your-mouth white chocolate!
Chocolate– Just like eating semisweet chocolate chips! Regular chocolate is made using chocolate liquor, which gives it its distinguishing taste.
Chocolate Mint– Just like a York Peppermint Patty, this syrup has the ultimate flavor pairing, combining the cool sensation of mint with the rich taste of dark chocolate.
Almond Mocha– Think chocolate-covered almonds! Rich and smooth dark chocolate blends perfectly with the buttery taste of toffee and the nuttiness of the almonds.Chocolate Peanut Butter – Bringing to mind images of chocolate peanut butter eggs at Easter time, this syrup features rich chocolate notes supplemented by a nutty and smooth, peanut butter taste.
Caramels, Butterscotch, and Toffee…Oh My!
Caramel– Though caramel is traditionally made by heating sugar and water, this syrup features a perfect flavor-blend of vanilla and warm, toasted sugar.
Dulce de Leche – This syrup captures the flavors of the Latin American delicacy, which is made by carmelizing sweetened condensed milk.
Salted Caramel – Opposites attract in this syrup based off of the salty turtle candies and salted caramel Starbucks drinks. The sweet sensation of caramel is perfectly balanced by a subtle, saline undertone.
Caramel Pecan – The sweet sensation of caramel combined with the earthy nuttiness of pecans.
Butterscotch– Traditional butterscotch is made from brown sugar and butter boiled to the soft crack stage. It's like the hard candy favorite, but in liquid form. What could be better!?
English Toffee– Molasses and almonds combine to make the perfect English toffee treat. Now you can make the perfect drink too using this syrup!
Peppermint– A hybrid cross between watermint and spearmint, peppermint provides a cool and refreshing wave of menthol flavor, just like this syrup!
Peppermint Paddy – Similar to the chocolate mint syrup, this flavoring product is an imitation of the famous candy, bringing chocolate and mint together in perfect harmony.
The Nut House
Macadamia Nut – The perfect nuttiness of a macadamia nut without all of the cracking and crunching!
Peanut Butter – The spread we love to put on our sandwiches is great as a flavoring syrup too, containing all of the creaminess, sweetness, and nuttiness that you love.
Almond– Like almonds straight from California with a strong, earthy flavor.
Hazelnut – Why go to Oregon and Washington State for fresh hazelnuts when you can get the same taste from this flavoring syrup?
Cookie Dough – Who doesn't like dipping their finger in raw cookie dough batter and indulging a little? This syrup is sweet with subtle hints of chocolate, just like a taste from the mixing bowl.
Gingerbread – Bring up memories of Christmases past! Cinnamon, ginger, and molasses flavors are reminiscent of sitting by the fireplace with snow falling outside.
Tiramisu– It's just like your favorite Italian dessert, which is made with ladyfingers (sponge cake) which are soaked in coffee, topped with a mascarpone cheese mixture, and then flavored with cocoa and Marsala wine. This syrup tastes just as divine as the dessert!
Pumpkin Pie – Subtle undertones of cloves, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon combine with a creamy pumpkin flavor to bring back favorite holiday memories of Christmas, Thanksgiving…and even Halloween!
Toasted Marshmallow – You'll think that you're right by the fire after using this syrup. It's sweet like marshmallows with a hint of smokiness, just like a marshmallow roasting over burning logs!
German Chocolate Cake – Layered chocolate cake with a coconut and pecan frosting…What could be better? Perhaps this syrup which truly "takes the cake" with its confection-inspired flavors.
Praline– Just like the much-loved confections, this syrup offers the heavenly, sweet flavor of nuts toasted in sugar.
Butter Pecan – Sensations of vanilla and roasted pecans combine in this syrup. It's like having butter pecan ice cream or butter pecan cookies in drink form!
Simple Syrup – Simple syrup is just that…simple and sweet. It's the perfect way to sweeten any drink, from coffee to lattes.
Eggnog– Ring in the yuletide cheer this season and make festive, holiday-themed drinks! This syrup tastes just like the traditional drink made with cream, eggs, sugar, and liquor. Minus the alcohol of course!
Root Beer – Just like the favorite carbonated beverage, this syrup features a poignant sassafras flavoring.
Iced Coffee – Provides the distinctive taste of iced beverages and cool frappes with a rich coffee flavor.
Creme de Cacao – A nonalcoholic version of the chocolate-flavored liquor that's made using the cacao seed.
Blue Curacao – The taste is as vibrant as the color! Blue curacao's distinct flavor comes from the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, which is similar to an orange. You'll be able to create exotic and unique flavor combinations thanks to this fruity syrup!
Pina Colada - Island sun beaming down, warm ocean waves crashing, ice cold cocktail in hand…This pina colada syrup will have you planning your next vacation thanks to its vibrant tropical flavors. It's reminiscent of the classic beverage made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice.
B-52 – Go into a bar and order a B-52 cocktail and you'll get a layered shot consisting of coffee liquor, Irish cream, and triple sec. Use this flavoring syrup for the same scintillating taste of coffee and orange.
Irish Creme – Just like its cream liquor counterpart, which is composed of Irish whiskey, cream, and coffee flavoring.
Kahlua– This syrup offers the bold taste of coffee-flavored rum, sans the alcohol.
Amaretto – Sweet yet nutty, just like the almond-flavored liquor with the same name. Sans alcohol, this syrup also features hints of apricot.
Creme de Menthe – Minty fresh, this syrup mimics the taste of its liquor counterpart.
Butter Rum– Butter Rum cocktails contain butter, brown sugar, rum, and a variety of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. You can get the same tantalizing combination of flavors in this syrup bottle!