Coffee-infused maple syrup combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the bold flavor of freshly roasted coffee beans. If you like bitter and sweet together or love these two flavors on their own, you'll love this syrup. It's good enough to drink from the bottle, but you can also use it to complement a range of dishes. If you're looking for recipes for this syrup, try out these ideas.
Covering Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Coffee features a chocolate nuance that allows it to complement chocolate chip pancakes perfectly, and maple syrup is the classic pairing with this dish. When you mix these flavors on your chocolate chip pancakes, you'll love the effect as the syrup soaks into the stacks of sweet pancakes.
On Top of Buckwheat Pancakes with Banana
Starting with coffee-infused maple syrup as the inspiration point doesn't mean that you have to only play with sweet flavors. If you prefer something on the healthier side, try some buckwheat pancakes. Buckwheat has a dense nutty flavor that holds up next to the maple and coffee.
Bananas have long been paired with maple or with a cup of coffee for a simple breakfast. In addition to adding to the flavor profile, they also help to lighten the buckwheat and make the pancake moister.
In the Middle of Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Making an ice cream cake is pretty simple. Just make cake layers and spread slightly softened ice cream in between them. For an extra delightful experience, drizzle some coffee-infused maple syrup onto your ice cream. Or prick the cake with a toothpick and pour the syrup into those layers.
Over Ice Cream
You don't even have to make a cake to enjoy the delight of syrup-covered ice cream. Just dish yourself up a bowl and cover it with coffee-infused maple syrup. Pair it with flavors like caramel or chocolate, or let it stand on its own over vanilla ice cream.
Heating the syrup before you put it on the ice cream can create a nice effect. Or, you can apply the syrup at room temperature and watch as it chills into hardened strands on your ice cream.
Swirled into Espresso
Embrace the coffee flavor of this syrup by putting it into more coffee. You can use coffee-infused maple syrup as the sweetener for a regular cup of drip coffee. But the syrup also has enough strength to stand up to a bolder, stronger coffee like an espresso.
Pour a bit into your espresso. Or use this syrup to enhance an espresso-flavored drink like a creamy latte or a foamy cappuccino.