If you’re an adventurous coffee drinker, maybe you’d like to experiment on ways to make your coffee even more interesting. Perhaps you are thinking about adding peppermint or a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate espresso sauce, or you'd like to find out if chocolate syrup works with your coffee.
We can tell you that chocolate syrup is absolutely wonderful with coffee–you’ll understand why by learning more about the syrup, how it is made, and what delicious premade options you can purchase. Let’s dive in!
Why Chocolate Syrup Is Great in Coffee
Chocolate syrup is one of the most popular coffee flavorings for a reason–it's creamy, chocolatey, and goes great with just about any coffee bean. Adding a shot of chocolate syrup to your coffee can help round out the flavors and make your drink more delicious.
Chocolate syrup can also help bring out the sweetness in some coffees, which can be a welcome addition if your coffee is on the bitter side. Of course, sugar-free chocolate syrup is a great way to both enhance your coffee's flavor without adding calories or fat–next time you're looking for a little something extra in your cup, you can reach for the chocolate syrup without the guilt by using Skinny Mixes’ sugar-free options!
How to Make Chocolate Syrup
If you’re thinking of making your own syrup, this recipe is for a basic chocolate syrup that you can use to flavor your coffee and other food items. Feel free to experiment with different flavors and add-ins of your own.
First, gather the ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 dash of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the syrup, follow these five easy steps:
- Put the salt, sugar, water, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Place the pan on the stove at a low heat.
- Stir until the mixture is dissolved and comes to a low boil. Make sure to stir until no lumps are visible on the surface.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Stir well to mix thoroughly.
- Allow the syrup to cool before using.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Your chocolate coffee syrup can be added to iced or hot coffee, used as a dipping sauce for coffee cake and pancakes, or even as a topping for ice cream. Get creative and use your delicious homemade chocolate syrup in any way that strikes your mood and imagination.
Healthier Alternatives to Chocolate Syrup
If you’re looking for a healthier sweetener alternative to sugar, there are a few options to consider. You can make sugar-free chocolate syrup with natural sweeteners such as stevia or erythritol.
If you want a lower calorie chocolate syrup, follow the same recipe above but substitute the sugar-free sweetener for the sugar. You may need to adjust the amount of sweetener based on your preferences.
Skinny Mixes’ Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrups
Of course, you can also save yourself the hassle of making chocolate syrup by trying our Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrups. These Skinny Mixes products are all fantastic options to spruce up your coffee:
Sugar-Free White Chocolate Syrup
White-chocolate syrup is excellent for coffee, iced, and espresso drinks. This sugar-free flavor is creamy and indulgent, and still guilt-free.
Sugar-Free Mocha Syrup
Mocha is everyone's favorite flavor. This syrup offers a flavorful and pure chocolate experience that can be added to your cup of coffee with just a splash.
Sugar-Free Salted Caramel Mocha Syrup
Fans of the salted caramel flavor can rejoice with this one–all that flavor married with chocolate, minus the regret of overindulging.
Sugar-Free Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso Syrup
This product is for anyone who loves pure, dark chocolate richness topped with a hint of espresso. Its full body flavor is perfect for whatever cup of coffee you're adding it to. It's sugar-free, so you can give in to the temptation without feeling guilty.
Sugar-Free S'mores Syrup
Who doesn't love S'mores? Memories of nights by a campfire will come rushing back when you pop this syrup into your morning coffee. Relive those fun moments from your youth without the worries of sugar and calories.
Adding a dash of chocolate syrup to your coffee offers a simple yet delicious boost to your morning routine, and you can do so without compromising your diet by using our Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup options!
If you have dietary concerns or are trying the keto diet, we also have the best keto chocolate sauce available.