Waffles with cream

5 x Boozy Dessert Toppings

Syrups, sauces, jams, and other dessert toppings can be easily spiced up and elevated by adding a splash of your favorite liquor. Try these five dreamy toppings!

Making a drink with a tasty flavor profile is an art form in itself. So why not use something that’s already blended to perfection to add some more flavor to seemingly simple things such as syrups, sauces, and jams.

We’ve created five tasty toppings from some of our favorite drinks to take desserts to the next level. The next time you’re making waffles, pancakes, French toast or just enjoying some ice cream, be sure to try any of these toppings for a completely new taste experience!

1. Salmiakki-Caramel Sauce

While just plain Salmiakki is incredibly tasty, we fell completely in love with this caramel sauce. Explore new flavors by trying this recipe with any of the products from the Salmiakki family, the original, Salmiakki-Raspberry, or Salmiakki-Minttu.

For approximately 6-8 servings you’ll need:

  • 2 dl sugar

  • 100 g butter

  • 2 dl heavy whipping cream

  • 1-2 tbsp Koskenkorva Salmiakki (you can adjust according to taste)

Here’s how:

  1. Pour the sugar on a pan and let melt on medium heat while stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon or spatula. Once the sugar starts to melt, lower the heat while stirring continuously so it doesn’t burn.

  2. When the sugar has turned to a cognac-like color start adding the butter in small portions and mix with a spoon until smooth.

  3. Take the pan off the heat and gradually add the cream while stirring. If you add the cream too quickly, the sauce might curdle. If it does you can fix it by heating it gently over low heat and stirring.

  4. Finally, add in the Salmiakki. You can start small and increase the amount if you want more Salmiakki flavor to the sauce.

2. Valhalla Raspberry Jam

Valhalla’s herbal taste profile goes extremely well with berries making this raspberry jam a marriage of the flavors. Quick, easy, and tasty – what more would you want from a recipe.

For approximately 6 servings you’ll need:

  • 1 dl raspberry jam

  • ½ dl Valhalla Herb Liqueur (you can adjust according to taste)

  • 1 tbsp honey

Here’s how:

  1. Measure the ingredients in a saucepan and heat the mixture for approximately 10 minutes or until the mix turns syrupy.

3. Xanté Coconut Whipped Cream

Xanté’s silky smooth cream liqueur adds a touch of coconut and sweet pears to traditional whipped cream and instantly whisks you away to the Caribbean. Pair it with a home-made pear compote and you got yourself the ultimate waffle toppings for brunch.

For approximately 6 servings you’ll need:

  • 2 dl heavy whipping cream

  • 3-4 tbsp Xanté Coconut Cream & Pear (you can adjust according to taste)

Here’s how:

  1. Pour the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks start to form.

  2. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to keep cold until ready to serve.

4. Sauna Syrup

This syrup will take your pancakes, waffles or probably any other baked good to the next level. The soft smoky and whisky-like character of Koskenkorva Sauna Barrel goes incredibly well together with maple syrup. Best enjoyed after sauna, of course!

For approximately 6 servings you’ll need:

  • 2 dl maple syrup

  • 2-3 tbsp Koskenkorva Vodka Sauna Barrel (you can adjust according to taste)

  • ½ - 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Here’s how:

  1. Measure and blend all ingredients together.

  2. Enjoy as is or if you want a milder alcohol kick, heat the mixture for approximately 5 minutes over low heat to burn some of the alcohol off.

5. Xanté Dark Chocolate Sauce

We saved the easiest for last. For this you’ll only need one ingredient: Xanté Dark Chocolate Liqueur. You can drizzle this warm and smooth liqueur with flavors of dark chocolate, pear, cognac, and mocca over desserts. Simple vanilla ice cream with Xanté Dark Chocolate on top is one of our ultimate favorites. For a thicker sauce you can melt chocolate and add a splash or two of Xanté.

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