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Not sure how much flavored syrup to put into your beverages? With our guide on How to Use Coffee Syrup at Home, we will inform you of the best way to make the perfect cup.

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I love a good cup of hot coffee in the morning! But sometimes, we may be out of my favorite coffee creamer, or I want to switch up the flavors.

Luckily with coffee syrups, you can make your cup to your personal preference and use all kinds of delicious flavors while also skipping a trip to one of your local coffee shops.

From white chocolate mocha to hazelnut, or even butter pecan, there is a coffee syrup flavor for everyone.

In our guide on How to Use Coffee Syrups at Home, we will be hitting all the points.

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BEST SYRUPS FOR COFFEE

The most popular and best syrups (in my opinion) for both hot and iced coffee drinks are Torani syrup, Monin syrup, and DaVinci syrups. They all have various delicious exciting flavors and offer the sweetness you desire for your morning brew.

Different flavors of coffee syrup on a wooden table top with flowers in the background

TORANI SYRUP

This may be the most well-known of all coffee syrups. They are not only suitable for your cup of coffee but can be used in cocktails and other drinks. Starting in 1925, Torani made their hand-crafted syrups from recipes brought over from Lucca, Italy.

MONIN SYRUP

Monin is another iconic syrup brand that offers both sugar and sugar-free syrups. Popular for use with bartenders as well as baristas, this syrup was started in 1912 in Bourges, France. They are also very particular about using all-natural ingredients in their syrups and other products.

DAVINCI SYRUP

DaVinci syrups are part of the J.L. Hufford Coffee and Tea Company. These gourmet syrups impact a punch to whatever beverage recipe you want to kick up a notch. With only the highest quality ingredients used and backed by extensive research, DaVinci syrups are kosher-certified.

BEST SUGAR-FREE SYRUP FOR COFFEE

Even though most coffee syrup brands offer sugar-free syrups, a few stand out as the best. In my personal opinion, I think Jordan’s Skinny Syrups are at the top of the list. If you have a favorite sugar-free syrup, we would love to hear about it in the comments below.

Sugar-free coffee syrup with pump on a wooden table top

JORDAN’S SKINNY SYRUPS

From “barista-style coffee creations to cocktails” Jordan’s Skinny syrups have something for everyone that wants to keep to a sugar-free diet. They were founded in 2009 and can be found at a variety of supermarkets or online at https://www.skinnymixes.com/ .

HOW TO ADD SYRUP TO COFFEE

A great way I have found to add syrup to coffee is to pour or pump it right into the mug or glass I am using. Then, I will add the coffee and other ingredients if using on top. This helps to stir up the coffee and mix everything together.

I still give a good stir with a spoon, then enjoy.

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HOW MUCH SYRUP TO ADD TO COFFEE

A general rule of thumb for adding the right amount of syrup to coffee is 1 tablespoon of syrup per 8 ounces of coffee. This really is up to personal preference, though; sometimes I like to add 2 tablespoons of syrup if I have a sweet tooth that day.

What I tell everyone is to stick to 1 tablespoon, then taste. If your taste buds tell you to add less syrup, then you know to add less next time. If you think it’s not enough, add pumps of syrup until you get that perfect balance of flavor you like.

HOW MANY TABLESPOONS IN A PUMP OF COFFEE SYRUP

Pumps may vary, but generally speaking, there is about 1/2 tablespoon in a pump of syrup. So, if you are going by our ratio of 1 tablespoon syrup per 8 ounces of coffee, then start with 2 pumps of your favorite syrup and go from there.

HOW MUCH SUGAR-FREE SYRUP TO ADD TO COFFEE

Same as above, you can add sugar-free syrup the same way as regular sugar syrup. Starting with 8 ounces of coffee, add 1 tablespoon (2 pumps) of coffee syrup, taste, and adjust per your taste preference.

HOW TO ADD SYRUP TO ICED COFFEE

The beauty of coffee syrups with iced coffee is you can use them exactly the same way you would hot coffee. Since the syrup is already in liquid form, it will mix in without any issue into cold beverages as well.

So, again start with 1 tablespoon (2 pumps) of coffee syrup per 8 ounces of iced or cold brew coffee and serve over ice cubes.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE):

  • Flavored coffee syrup
  • Coffee
  • Creamer or milk, optional
Photo showing the ingredients needed to make coffee at home with coffee syrup

HOW TO MAKE COFFEE WITH COFFEE SYRUP AT HOME

FOR HOT COFFEE

  1. Add your desired amount of coffee syrup to your mug.
  2. Pour or brew coffee directly into the mug.
  3. Add creamer or milk if using and stir. Taste and adjust syrup if needed.
Collage of photos showing how to make hot coffee at home with coffee syrup

FOR ICED COFFEE OR COLD BREW

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Add your desired amount of coffee syrup.
  3. Pour in room temperature or cold coffee, cold brew works too, right into the glass.
  4. Add creamer or milk if using and stir. Taste and adjust syrup if needed.
Collage of photos showing how to make iced coffee at home with coffee syrup

WHAT ARE THE BEST SYRUP FLAVORS TO ADD TO COFFEE

While everyone has their own flavor preference, a few different flavors stand out as the best and favorite. So if this is your first time adding syrups to coffee, a great choice would be to stick with a few of the classics until you find your favorite.

  • Plain Sugar Syrup, known as simple syrup or heavy syrup
  • Vanilla Bean or French vanilla
  • Hazelnut syrup
  • Caramel syrup
  • Mocha syrup or White Chocolate Mocha (also known as chocolate syrup)
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Butter Pecan
  • Amaretto
  • Peppermint Mocha

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF COFEE SYRUP

Wether you decide to make your own simple syrup or heavy syrup to use in your beverages or buy store-bought, both do have an expiration date.

HOMEMADE COFFEE SYRUP

Homemade coffee syrup, or simple syrup can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days in an airtight container. Stored in the fridge, it will last for up to 1 month. You know when homemade syrup has gone bad when it has a cloudy appearance.

STORE-BOUGHT COFFEE SYRUP

The best bet to tell if your store-bought coffee syrup has gone bad is to look at the expiration label on the product itself. Normally, these store-bought versions will last for a long time, but make sure to make note of when to stop using them.

WHERE TO BUY COFFEE SYRUP

Thankfully, you don’t have to go a long way to get your favorite coffee syrup flavors. Normally you can find them at your local grocer, coffee shops, or even online. Websites like Amazon or even directly from the manufacturers themselves will ship directly to you.

LOCAL GROCER

From big box grocery stores like Walmart and Target to your local Mom and Pop stores, you can pretty much find different coffee syrup flavors wherever you go. I have even seen them in discount stores like TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Ross.

In grocery stores, you will find them usually by the other cocktail mixes or sometimes in the coffee aisle itself.

LOCAL COFFEE SHOP

You might get lucky and find them in a local coffee shop near you. Or, you can even ask if they sell the different syrups in bulk. This way you can try before you buy and support a local business.

AMAZON

Of course, like everything else these days, you can find pretty much any flavor of coffee syrup you want directly on Amazon. Torani, Moni, DaVinci, and Jordan’s Skinny Syrups as mentioned above are all on amazon and ready to ship directly to you today!

DANA’S TIPS:

  • Start with some popular flavors of coffee syrup to find what you like the best.
  • Check the expiration date on your store-bought syrups – they do go bad!
  • Use coffee syrup in hot or iced coffee.
  • Purchase at your local grocery store, coffee shop, or online.
  • Use sugar-free syrup to regular syrup 1:1
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HOW TO MAKE COFFEE WITH COFFEE SYRUP AT HOME

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 1 minute
Not sure how much flavored syrup to put into your beverages? With our guide on How to Use Coffee Syrup at Home, we will inform you of the best way to make the perfect cup.
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

Instructions

FOR HOT COFFEE

  • Add your desired amount of coffee syrup to your mug. Start with 2 pumps (1 tablespoon).
  • Pour or brew coffee directly into the mug.
  • Add creamer or milk if using and stir. Taste and adjust syrup if needed.

FOR ICED COFFEE OR COLD BREW

  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Add your desired amount of coffee syrup. Start with 2 pumps (1 tablespoon).
  • Pour in room temperature or cold coffee, cold brew works too, right into the glass.
  • Add creamer or milk if using and stir. Taste and adjust syrup if needed.

Notes

NUTRITION IS CALCULATED WITHOUT CREAMER OR MILK, SYRUP NUTRITION WILL VARY PER BRAND.
  • Start with some popular flavors of coffee syrup to find what you like the best.
  • Check the expiration date on your store-bought syrups – they do go bad!
  • Use coffee syrup in hot or iced coffee.
  • Purchase at your local grocery store, coffee shop, or online.
  • Use sugar-free syrup to regular syrup 1:1

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 112mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.02mg
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Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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