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Amaretto Coffee syrup will supercharge your mornings. Why should your kids have all the fun? Perfect for brunch with a pitcher of mimosas. Sweet, bold, and smooth taste.

Why a Coffee Syrup Recipe?

To be brutally honest, I have a sweet tooth and I grew tired of dumping sugar on oatmeal and eating sugary morning treats like cinnamon rolls. Thus, I set out to create a treat just for me. I adore maple syrup on fluffy pancakes in the morning and a soothing amaretto coffee drink in the evening. Consequently, I combine the two into one simple recipe.

Homemade coffee syrup recipe served over waffles on a plate

Coffee Syrup for Adults

WP Vegan
Coffee syrup is a unique blend of maple syrup and fresh brewed coffee. Smother your pancakes or waffles and celebrate being an adult. Award winning recipe.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 9 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Classic
Servings 16 servings
Calories 180 kcal


  • 2 tbsp plant-based butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee (black – no cream or sugar)
  • 1 cup organic maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Amaretto


  • In a mixing bowl, add maple syrup and coffee. Whisk until combined.
  • Add 1 tbsp of melted butter. Mix together until smooth.
  • Add 1 tbsp of Amaretto. Mix together until smooth.
    * Add less or more Amaretto to taste
  • Serve on waffles or pancakes.


This recipe is intended for Adults only. Most kids will not enjoy the taste of the coffee or Amaretto.
Keyword amaretto, breakfast, coffee, homemade, maple syrup

Is Amaretto Coffee Syrup Low Cal?

The short answer is NO. The syrup alone is rated at 180 calories per serving and when combined with the waffles or pancakes, you will see a rather high calorie count. However, this recipe satisfies our desire for sugar. That is to say, it is a treat, not an every day meal.

Is it Healthy?

Surprisingly, the answer is YES. In the first place, the recipe uses 100% organic maple syrup. Furthermore, I choose to use organic coffee and a high-quality brand of amaretto like Disaronno. Also, I use plant-based butter to keep this within vegan standards. Traditionally, we think of coffee and maple syrup as less than healthy items. However, several articles suggest otherwise.

Award-winning Recipe

As a frequent recipe challenge participant, I often combine odd ingredients. As a result, I discover a madly wonderful flavor combination like Amaretto Coffee syrup. After one taste, I knew I had a winner. In this case, the contest judges agree too. ( Link to Winning Recipe Page )

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Award winning recipe - Amaretto coffee syrup

Final Notes

In summary, I love passing out this recipe. However, Amaretto coffee syrup is not for everyone. Many adults see little appeal in this treat. I will be the first to admit the adult palette is a difficult target and this recipe is for a select few. I only ask you consider it.

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2 thoughts on “Coffee Syrup recipe for Adults”

  1. 4 stars
    Amaretto, coffee, and syrup? Sounds disgusting. I skipped the alcohol and added only 1 tablespoon of coffee. It came out pretty good. The PICs look great so I will give this a 4-star.

    1. I am the first to admit that this recipe is an acquired taste. I am glad you at least put a little coffee in it. I really think it makes a big difference.

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