Top seven drinks with flavoured syrups

caramel-syrupNew to using flavoured coffee syrups, or stuck for ideas? They’re a versatile addition to your kitchen or catering business. Here are our top seven suggestions for how to use them.

1. Coffee – of course. They’re called ‘flavoured coffee syrups’, after all! From adding a shot of caramel syrup to your latte to creating a more adult mix of Irish cream syrup, espresso and milk, flavoured syrups are the ideal way of creating coffee-shop-style drinks at home.

2. Hot chocolate. For the ultimate luxury hot chocolate, add a measure of mint syrup to the drink, and top with squirty cream and a chocolate mint. Gingerbread and cinnamon syrups are great for creating special Christmas drinks – add a measure to the hot chocolate, sprinkle a little spice over the top and serve with a spiced shortbread or ginger biscuit on the side.

3. Flavoured milkshakes

For a fantastic fruity treat, put 250ml semi-skimmed milk into a blender, and add 8 – 10 chopped strawberries and strawberry syrup to taste. Blend until combined, and serve with ice.

4. Iced coffee

Mix 100ml espresso and 200ml cold milk with crushed ice, and add amaretto or hazelnut syrup to taste.

5. Non alcoholic cocktail

Mix 1 measure of strawberry syrup with 100ml of apple juice, and top up with lemonade. Stir in some chopped mint. Top with a cocktail stick holding fresh strawberries.

6. Ice cream float

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass, and pour over a measure of vanilla syrup. Top up the glass with lemonade, and provide a long spoon!

7. Alcoholic coffee

Make a standard black coffee, and add 1 measure of vanilla syrup, and 1 measure of Irish cream liqueur. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles, and, if possible, a vanilla pod.

We’ve a full range of flavoured syrups available, including dark and white chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, amaretto, caramel, gingerbread, cinnamon, hazelnut and Irish cream, all at only £7.29 for a litre. To buy flavoured syrups online, visit our coffee ingredients page.