I have seen several recipes for coffee syrup, but none of them with a simple caramel taste. Is getting the caramel taste as easy as using brown sugar instead of white sugar, or do I need to find some store selling caramel flavour (essence)?

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    Christian, could you please provide a reference for the recipes that you have seen / tried? What do you want to use the syrup for? Is this a syrup to sweeten your coffee or a coffee and caramel syrup for desserts?
    – yossarian
    May 9, 2011 at 15:56
  • Sorry, it's for coffee flavoring/sweetening. :) May 11, 2011 at 6:10

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I would actually just make caramel. Place about 1 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup in a heavy bottom pan and dissolve over low-medium heat then crank up the heat and let cook, without stirring, until the mixture turns a golden amber colour and starts smoking. Then use the resulting caramel to sweeten your coffee :-)

  • 1/4 cup water... I assume?
    – talon8
    May 9, 2011 at 17:12
  • So, I actually tried this, and it worked so-so. It didn't get quite as much caramel flavor as the store-bought stuff, and I probably cooked it too long, I had to spoon it out and into my coffee ;) Jun 2, 2013 at 15:43

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