Maple Syrup In Coffee

Our Favorite Ways To Use Maple Syrup In Coffee

Did you know that maple syrup, a common sweetener used for waffles and pancakes, can also be used in coffee? This is a naturally occurring, healthful sweetener that is made from maple tree sap and has a very sweet, rich flavor. How can maple syrup be used in coffee? First, make sure the maple syrup you purchase is 100 percent natural. It has a thinner viscosity and easily dissolves in hot water. It goes well with vanilla, brown sugar, and even coffee seasonings like cinnamon and nutmeg. In this article, we’ll explain how to add maple syrup to coffee for a delectable and distinctive flavor profile. Additionally, we’ll provide advice on how to brew the ideal cup of

Sugar Vs Maple Syrup

A little sweetness in your coffee is always welcome, and most people get it from sugar or an artificial sweetener. Unfortunately, sugar is not very good for you. The body can take a long time to break down sucrose molecules, and your body must work hard to convert sugar into energy. As a result, sugar will remain in your system for a longer period of time.

You won’t be able to ingest sugar if you’re on a diet, or if you have high blood sugar or diabetes. It has few nutritional benefits and can trigger an energy crash if you ingest too much sugar too quickly. This is where maple syrup excels as a sweetener.

What Is The Best Maple Syrup To Use In Coffee?

Make sure to purchase 100% natural maple syrup if you plan to use it in coffee. The syrups used in pancakes and syrups with a maple flavor are not made entirely from real maple sap; instead, they typically have a higher viscosity that can be challenging to dissolve.

Additionally, they frequently include corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, which thicken the viscosity without changing the flavor of your coffee (apart from sweetness). It will be ideal for blending with a hot beverage like coffee because real, 100% natural maple syrup typically has a thinner viscosity that allows it to dissolve effortlessly in hot liquid without clumping or crystallizing. Despite the high cost of natural maple syrup, it doesn’t take much to flavor your coffee.

Recipes Using Maple Syrup In Coffee

If you are convinced that you want to try maple syrup in coffee, take a look at these great recipes below!

1. Maple Syrup In Drip Coffee

Drip coffee is simply another name for coffee that is made in a coffee machine. If you enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning, chances are you use your coffee maker every day. This is the most straightforward method to enjoy your coffee while experimenting with maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • A pot of coffee brewed in your coffee maker
  • 100% natural maple syrup, to taste
  • Milk, to taste

Instructions

  1. To make this recipe, simply brew a pot of coffee in your favorite coffee maker.
  2. While waiting for your coffee maker to finish, add the maple syrup to the bottom of your cup.
    • The maple syrup will dissolve when it meets hot water, so there’s no need to prep the mug or warm it up.
    • You can adjust the amount of maple syrup in your coffee, but a little bit will go a long way!
  3. Pour the coffee into the cup and mix well, then add milk to taste.

2. Cinnamon Maple Coffee

The flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg are hallmarks of the fall season, so why not try this recipe?

Ingredients

  • A pot of coffee brewed in your coffee maker
  • 100% natural maple syrup, to taste
  • Milk, to taste
  • A dash of ground cinnamon
  • A dash of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Make a pot of coffee.

  2. While waiting for your coffee maker, pour maple syrup into your cup along with cinnamon and nutmeg.

    • It is important to note that nutmeg and cinnamon can be quite overpowering, so you will only need a tiny bit!

  3. Microwave the spices for about 10 seconds if you want them to dissolve better.

  4. The coffee should be poured into the cup and mixed well with the maple syrup. Add milk if you like.

3. Maple Latte

  1. A maple latte can also be made with foam milk.

  2. It will take a little longer than using a latte coffee maker, but the results will be worth it!

Ingredients

  • A shot of espresso (or strong black coffee if you don’t have an espresso maker)
  • Milk, to taste
  • Maple syrup, to taste
  • A dash of ground cinnamon
  • A dash of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Make espresso or black coffee first.

  2. Heat your milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds while you wait for your coffee.

  3. The milk should be combined with the espresso or black coffee as follows:

    • Pour the hot milk into a French press and press up and down repeatedly until the milk foams up.

    • Using a jar: pour the hot milk into a jar, seal the lid, and shake the jar repeatedly for about a minute until the milk starts to foam. The jar method may take longer than the French press method.

  4. You will need to microwave maple syrup and spices for about 10 seconds, then pour coffee over the maple syrup and mix well.

  5. Enjoy it while it’s still hot with the foamed milk!

4. Maple Pumpkin Spice Latte

Maple latte and pumpkin spice latte are both signature autumn drinks, so why not combine them into a super cup of warmth?

Ingredients

For homemade pumpkin pie spice: 

  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp allspice

You can store the remaining pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container and use it in future recipes, since this recipe yields a lot more than 12 tsp!

For maple pumpkin spice latte: 

  • A shot of espresso
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Microwave the milk for about a minute.

  2. Combine pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender as the milk warms.

  3. When the milk starts to foam, add it to the blender and blend on the highest speed setting.

  4. Into a mug, pour espresso, then top with frothed milk.

  5. When serving, sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on top.

5. Cold Brew Maple Iced Coffee

While you can use store-bought cold brew in this recipe, we prefer to make our own. Because the heat can bring out the bitterness and acidity of the coffee, this method takes about 12 hours longer than making regular coffee. The cold brewing method eliminates this problem, resulting in naturally sweeter and less acidic coffee, perfect for combining with maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • Ground coffee (medium grind)
  • A French press
  • Maple syrup, to taste
  • Milk, to taste
  • A dash of salt

Instructions

  1. In a cold brew container or French press, add the ground coffee, then fill the pot with room-temperature water. Stir the mixture to combine the coffee and water.

  2. Refrigerate the mixture overnight or for up to 12 hours.

    • If you press the filter before you’re ready to drink your cold brew coffee, the coffee will develop acidity, which makes it bitter and sour.

  3. When you are ready to enjoy your cold brew coffee, press the filter down to separate the ground coffee from the cold brew.

  4. To dissolve the maple syrup, combine the maple syrup and milk in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 15 seconds.

  5. Pour the cold brew coffee over the milk and maple syrup. If you want to balance out the sweetness of the coffee and maple syrup, add a dash of salt.

  6. Feel free to add ice if needed.

6. Dolce Iced Coffee

A warm autumn-themed drink, dulce iced coffee is made with brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon syrup.

Ingredients

For the dolce syrup:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup 100% natural maple syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • A cinnamon stick

For the iced coffee: 

  • 1 cup of cold brew coffee (or 2 espresso shots)
  • Ice
  • Milk, to taste
  • A dash of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. The dolce syrup is made by heating all of the ingredients together in a non-stick saucepan over medium heat, stirring until all the ingredients are well combined and the sugar has dissolved.

  2. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature after removing it from the heat.

  3. Using the syrup within one week is possible if you remove the cinnamon stick from the syrup and store it in an airtight container.

  4. Pour the cold brew coffee into a cup with ice. If using espresso, add the espresso and ice to the cup.

  5. To taste, add milk and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of dolce syrup.

  6. Enjoy with a dash of cinnamon!

7. Maple Dalgona Coffee

A dalgona coffee recipe uses instant coffee instead of coffee beans, giving you a creamy, caffeine-filled cup of coffee that tastes like a dessert.

Ingredients

  • Hot water
  • Instant coffee
  • Sugar, to taste
  • Natural maple syrup, to taste
  • Milk, to taste

Instructions

  1. First, mix the instant coffee and sugar together.

  2. Use a hand mixer to whip the coffee at high speed until it forms a stiff peak after adding hot water to the dry mixture.

  3. Add milk and ice to a cup.

  4. Ensure that the whipped coffee mixture retains its stiff peaks as you spoon it over the milk.

  5. Add maple syrup to the drink and enjoy!

8. Iced Maple Mocha

Adding maple syrup to a mocha can enhance the rich taste of chocolate and coffee while still adding a sweet note to the drink.

Ingredients

  • 7 oz milk
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • Maple syrup, to taste
  • 1 tsp drinking chocolate
  • Ice

Instructions

    1. You will need a shot of espresso and drinking chocolate in your cup. Mix well, and then add ice.

    2. After microwaving the milk for about a minute, froth it using one of the following methods:

      • Pour the hot milk into the French press so that about a third of the pot is filled. Then, press the filter repeatedly for about a minute to froth the milk.

      • Fill a jar halfway with hot milk, seal it tightly so there is no leakage, and shake it repeatedly until the milk foams.

    3. Pour the foamed milk into your cup. Drizzle the maple syrup over the foam, and add some chocolate powder onto the top.

9. Maple Cinnamon Macchiato

Every autumn, Starbucks offers a maple cinnamon macchiato as a seasonal drink.  Check out how you can make it at home with just a few simple ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 tbsp of natural maple syrup
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Take a shot of espresso in your cup.

  2. To warm the milk, microwave it for about a minute, then add the maple syrup and mix well.

  3. Using either the jar method or the French press method, froth the milk.

  4. Serve while hot, topped with frothed milk and cinnamon.

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