Achieve a flavor similar to a white chocolate mocha or white chocolate latte from coffee shops in the comfort of your home. Yes, you can! And that’s just by making white chocolate syrup or white chocolate sauce for coffee.
If you want to enjoy fancy-tasting coffee in the comfort of your own home keep on reading. There’s an easy way to add a unique punch of flavor to your daily dose of caffeine.
White chocolate sauce vs syrup: What’s better in coffee?
Both white chocolate sauce and syrup are good in coffee.
For example, caramel latte, macchiato, and mocha get their rich caramel infusion and nutty chocolate flavors from caramel and chocolate sauce. Unlike coffee syrup, sauces are most often used for hot coffee.
This is because sauces are too thick that if used on cold or regular warm drinks, they will fail to blend with the rest of the beverage. This will leave an inconsistent quality. In contrast, the high temperature of hot drinks will melt the sauce thoroughly, allowing its flavor to infuse evenly.
In contrast, the coffee syrup is preferably used in cold coffee, although it is more versatile and can also be used in hot beverages– as well as in baked goods!
Since it’s runnier than coffee sauces, it won’t clump to the bottom when used in cold drinks and will easily dissolve and blend into the drink.
So, let’s get on to it!
How to make white chocolate syrup for coffee
First, here’s a simple white chocolate syrup recipe that requires only two ingredients. The best thing about it is that it can be ready in just 10 minutes.
Coffee syrup is a type of flavoring that is commonly used in cafés and coffee shops. You can drizzle it on baked goods such as cakes and loaves of bread, and over ice creams to enhance their taste.
Consider mixing it into sparkling water, hot or cold coffee, and coffee beverages. You can pour it into your coffee for a quick white chocolate latte. Yum!
What do you need
- Whole milk
- White chocolate chips
Note: It's very important to use whole milk. This will make sure the syrup texture is thick and creamy.
Step 1 - Add milk and white chocolate chips
Add milk and white chocolate chips to a saucepan or boiler. Start melting over medium-high heat.
You can use a double boiler. This lets you have complete control over the heating process.
What happens is that the steam from the barely simmering water gently melts the chocolate. This can prevent the chocolate from burning.
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can improvise by heating a medium pot with an inch of water to a simmer.
Step 2 - Stir the white chocolate
Stir until melted and smooth.
Don’t rush! You don’t want to end up with burned chocolate so go easy on the heat and just add a little bit of elbow grease.
Step 3 - Pour into a container
Pour into a container to let cool before adding to your coffee.
As you can see, white chocolate syrup is a mixture of milk and white chocolate chips that you melt down. When you cool them, they should end up with a rather thick syrupy consistency.
How to make the white chocolate sauce for coffee
Coffee sauces are often used to add flavor and body to a beverage. You should add it while the beverage is hot to make sure it is evenly distributed in your drink. Have you had a sip of your drink just to end up with a mouthful of overly sweet sauce? 🤢 Ugh! Extra coffee, pronto!
These sauces are also used in coating the glasses from the inside or serving dishes for aesthetic purposes. If you’ve had mudslides, then you’ve definitely seen this before.
Here’s a quick video on how to make one: 👇
What do you need
- 1 Cup Whole Cream Milk
- 2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
- 30g Unsalted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
Step 1 - Simmer the whole cream
On a heated saucepan, pour the cup of whole cream milk and bring to a simmer.
Step 2 - Add white chocolate chips and the butter
Next, in comes the white chocolate chips and the butter. Do this while stirring the mixture until all the lumps are gone.
At the same time, you need to make sure, the sides are not burnt.
Step 3 - Add vanilla extract
Once the chocolates are fully dissolved, add a few drops of vanilla extract.
For added flavor, add a dash of salt. Mix thoroughly.
Step 4 - Store in a jar and let cool.
Once you have achieved the right consistency, it’s time to store it in a jar and let it cool.
You can keep it cool to warm or room temperature before using it. But it’s better to store your white chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
If you can’t find time to prepare your own white chocolate syrup or sauce at home, your local grocery might have good ready-to-use ones available.
Best white chocolate sauces & syrups for coffee
Below are a few of the best brands of white chocolate syrup or sauce you can use for coffee.
Ghirardelli White Chocolate
White chocolate sauce
The Ghirardelli White Chocolate is perfectly formulated for espresso-based drinks. But if you want to indulge, it’s also good for desserts like ice cream.
It’s pretty nice that it comes in convenient squeeze bottles. However, it has a shorter shelf-life compared to other coffee sauces
Monin - Gourmet White Chocolate Sauce
White Chocolate Sauce
The Monin white chocolate sauce has a light cocoa butter aroma. As for the taste, expect something buttery and creamy.
Turns out it’s gluten-free, and kosher. It has no artificial colors, or sweeteners, and is non-GMO. It’s kind of perfect for crafting not only speciality grade coffee drinks but also cocktails and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Fontana White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
White Chocolate Sauce
Starbucks uses this white chocolate sauce for their drinks. So if you usually get your coffee fix from them, this can be a great choice.
As for the flavor, you will catch a note of sweetness and a deep and delicate taste.
Torani Sugar-free White Chocolate Syrup
White Chocolate Syrup
The Torani Sugar-free White Chocolate Syrup is perfect for coffee but also works for other beverages.
It’s all-natural, gluten-free, and take note: no trans fats.
Jordan's Skinny Mixes Syrups White Chocolate Mocha
White Chocolate syrup
Skinny Syrup is formerly a limited edition Holiday Collection flavor. The rich and creamy blend combines the classic flavors of white chocolate and mocha.
You can use this to add flavor to coffees, lattes, and teas. You can also use it on your protein shakes, smoothies, baking, and oatmeal. It’s also sugar-free which takes the guilt away for sure!
White chocolate syrup or sauce for coffee?
For both coffee lovers and occasional drinkers, fancy-tasting coffee will always be a nice treat. Good thing is that the white chocolate syrup and sauce are both easy to make at home.
Their recipes are both straightforward and the ingredients are easily found in your local grocery or even in your own pantry. And for busy people (and lazy ones like me), it’s a good thing that it only takes a couple of minutes to prepare.
So what are you waiting for? Go and experiment with white chocolate flavorings and give yourself a more enjoyable coffee experience. 😊