Friday, December 21, 2012

Product Review: Torani Syrup

You know those super yummy drinks you can buy at fancy coffee shops, the ones that are available in a gazillion flavors, like hazelnut, peppermint, and black cherry?  Sometimes they are hot drinks, like flavored coffees or hot chocolates, and sometimes they are cold, like milk shakes or Italian sodas.  I always enjoyed these flavored beverages, but the cost of them became prohibitive once I started having kids.  Now, you can make these drinks by yourself at home with Torani syrups.  I simply add 1-2 tablespoons of the Torani syrup to each cup of hot chocolate (or to my milkshake ingredients or seltzer water in the summer) and stir well. 

We also decided to try using these in our icing for our sugar cookies this Christmas.  We added 1 tablespoon of the syrup (I did both a Peppermint and a Vanilla Bean icing) to 1 cup powdered sugar and added milk until it was the consistency we wanted.  I am also going to use the peppermint syrup in a glaze for a chocolate bundt cake I will be making for Christmas.  I will then sprinkle crushed peppermints on yummy!

Here is a little about Torani:
Since 1925, 3rd generation family-owned Torani has been crafting great tasting flavored syrups that coffeehouses use to make their flavored drinks taste so delicious. With over 120 flavors in Regular and Sugar Free varieties, Torani flavored syrups are perfect for flavored lattes, mochas, coffees, cocoas, Italian sodas, teas, lemonades, cocktails and smoothies. Coffeehouse professionals choose Torani flavors because they are expertly crafted and made with the highest quality ingredients, like natural flavors and pure cane sugar. The Sugar Free flavors have no calories and are sweetened with Splenda. Now, Torani flavored syrups are widely available at retail so you can easily create authentic coffeehouse quality drinks at home.

Please share your favorite ways to use Torani syrups in a comment.  I would love to hear your thoughts!

I received two bottles of Torani syrups in exchange for this post.  Thank you SheSpeaks and Torani!

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