This 2-ingredient coffee-flavored syrup is going to be a sweet hit for coffee lovers. If this is you, you’ll also enjoy my other favorite things to do with .
Next time you find yourself with an extra cup of coffee, grab a little sugar and set aside five minutes of your time to make this delicious Red Diamond coffee-flavored syrup! With a deliciously sweet , we love to add it to a glass of cold milk, pour it over slices of homemade pound cake, or even drizzle it over vanilla bean ice cream.
My college-aged son (who took this photo, by the way) loves to take mason jars full of this sweet coffee syrup back to his dorm after a weekend visit. The uses are limited only by your imagination. Since it’s so easy to make and keeps in your fridge for up to a month, this is one dessert syrup you may never go without again!
While we’re talking about one of my favorite subjects, I thought I’d share with you my top 10 favorite things to do with coffee! We’ve already covered one with this simple syrup, so there are nine more to go.
- Brewed Red Diamond coffee
- Granulated sugar
How to Make Sweet Coffee-Flavored Syrup
Place the brewed coffee and sugar in a small saucepot over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Once at a boil, continue to stir and boil for three minutes, then remove the saucepot from the heat.
Allow the syrup to cool slightly before placing it in a container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to a month.
- Here are some more serving suggestions for your coffee-flavored syrup:
- Add it to the hot and cold milk of your choice (can be whole milk or coconut milk, for example) to make coffee milk.
- Drizzle it on baked goods like pies or the coffee butter cake mentioned below.
- A fun party idea is to add it to cocktails.
- Drizzle it over pancakes, French toast, waffles, or crepes instead of maple syrup.
- Instead of , add this syrup to your next bowl of ice cream or ice cream sundae.
- Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to your coffee-flavored syrup to enhance the flavor.
- For a different flavor, you can substitute granulated sugar for brown sugar. Other options include Splenda, , and coconut sugar. Do what works for you.
Favorite Things To Do With Coffee
Start your day with a little boost!
Of course, every day at my house begins with a pot of coffee. I usually have it brewed by 4:00 each morning and I’m on my second cup by the time my husband wakes up. It’s a warm and wonderful way to start my day as I sit in a quiet house, sip my coffee, and mentally prepare for the day.
Use it as a reminder to slow down
My husband and I are afternoon/evening coffee drinkers as well. Once we finish supper, we like to go sit down together with a cup and talk over our day, discuss what we’ve been reading, and gather our thoughts as we unwind together. Click here to read more about this ritual and how it has blessed my family for generations.
Make coffee meringue pie
So many people have told me that they wish coffee tasted just like it smelled. Well, guess what? This pie does just that! Click here for this recipe.
Share memories and make new ones
When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to let me sit down at the table with them as they had their evening coffee. It was a precious time in which I learned so much about my family history and I’ve passed that on to my kids as well. Click here to read about that special time with my grandparents.
Bake coffee butter cake
My own spin on Kentucky butter cake, this chocolatey coffee version is the perfect treat to share with company. Click here for this recipe.
Make coffee-flavored ice cubes great for iced coffee or smoothies
If I find myself with an extra cup (or two) of brewed coffee, I like to pour it into ice cube trays. Once frozen, I pop them out and stick them in a zipper seal bag to keep in the freezer for iced coffee drinks that become even more delicious by melting coffee ice cubes.
Use as a substitute for water in boxed cake and brownie mixes
This adds a wonderful new depth of flavor and is especially good with chocolate flavors. Try it with my brownies recipe today.
Make spiced coffee
My recipe for gingerbread spiced coffee is simple as can be to make and the kissing cousin to pumpkin spice syrup! Just sprinkle a few spices you have on hand over the top of your grounds before brewing! Click here for this recipe.
P.S. I also have a homemade sugar-free pumpkin spice latte recipe on this blog.
Make mocha coffee floats
What happens when you pour a hot coffee drink over chocolate ice cream? Heaven. Heaven happens. Top with whipped cream and you have a delectable mocha coffee beverage. Click here for this recipe.
I hope you’ve found some newfound inspiration to make coffee an even greater part of your life!
- 1 cup brewed Red Diamond coffee
- 1.5 cups granulated sugar
- Place the brewed coffee and sugar in a small saucepot over medium-high heat.1 cup brewed Red Diamond coffee, 1.5 cups granulated sugar
- Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Once at a boil, continue to stir and boil for three minutes, then remove the saucepot from the heat. Allow the syrup to cool slightly before placing it in a container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to a month.
Special thanks to my friends at Red Diamond for sponsoring this post and for being such a special part of our lives. All opinions contained herein are my own. My husband and I dearly love Red Diamond and have been devotees of this smooth, never bitter, full-bodied coffee since our first sip! To find Red Diamond products near you, visit their beautiful website and use the product locator on the top right-hand side of the screen.