On a scale of 1 to 10 how much of a sweet tooth are you? If you’re reading this article, I’m assuming you have a soft corner for confectioneries, don’t you? If your love for sweet drinks, tears, toffees, nuts, and chocolates is vast, we are on the same team. Toffee nut, the irresistible, delicious confection is relished by people all over the world. As scrumptious as toffee nut sounds, it has its deserving popularity. So did you ever tried this nutty sugary treat before? Or, you’re soon to try it for the very first time in your Starbucks drink? Can you guess what toffee nut tastes like? Let’s take a look at its flavor profile and see for ourselves, shall we?
What does toffee nut taste like?
Originally, toffee is a kind of chewy caramel treat that contains butter, milk, and of course sugar, caramelized sugar to be exact. So you’re going to taste a lot of caramelly sugar that is very sweet. Different toasted nuts such as hazelnut, macadamia, or almond are used to make toffee nuts. So overall, toffee nuts are going to taste nutty, sweet, and caramelly, with an adequate level of toastiness in them.
If you’re lucky you can find the delicious toffee nut in solid form in your nearby confectioneries or candy shops. Most recently people are more into the toffee nut syrup that is mixed in milkshakes, coffees, and other beverages. When Starbucks first introduced this toffee nut syrup, it got widely accepted by everyone. When you add toffee nut to your drinks, it becomes sweeter and toastier. Because it combines the best notes from both the nuts and toffee, you enjoy a unique flavor.
So how flavorsome toffee nut is going to feel in your mouth? If you’re eating it as a candy, this treat is going to feel very chewy and soft as the toffee will melt immediately from the heat inside your mouth. Then comes the toasted nuts which are going to be crunchy. You’ll have to bite and crush them into smaller pieces before swallowing them. When you’ll eat a piece of toffee nut, you will love the burst of excellent sugary sweetness and rich, exotic crunchy nuts.
Because the toffee nut candy has a low melting point, now you can find this flavor in the cream or syrup version which still tastes very luxurious. If you are into caramel-flavored milkshakes or coffees and toasted-sweetened nuts, you’ll be toffee nut’s biggest fan, thanks to its divine flavor! Besides beverages, you can also get to enjoy the flavor in pudding form. Some desert places or restaurants offer toffee nut flavored sticky pudding that tastes absolutely heavenly. Don’t start drooling already!
Is toffee nut just hazelnut and caramel?
We all know what toffee is. When a particular kind of nut is added, it is called toffee nut. But is it made with caramel and hazelnut only? The answer is no. Toffee nut can contain any kinds of nuts— hazelnut, macadamia, almond, and sometimes peanut too. The toffee is also not just caramel. It is a mixture of caramelized sugar or molasses, butter, and milk that is cooked following a particular method to bring it to perfection. So, no, toffee nut isn’t just hazelnut and caramel, it’s more than that.
What does toffee nut taste like from Starbucks?
When Starbucks introduced their toffenut lattes seasonally, people went crazy. They added the perfect sweet, caramelly, and nutty syrup to the drinks that tasted like something you have never tasted before! Starbucks specifically used hazelnuts in their syrup that was paired with excellent tasting toffee. Sadly, they don’t serve this drink anymore. However, you can find the Starbucks® Toffeenut Flavored Dairy Creamer that you can add to your homemade coffee and make it fancy and tasty.
How to make toffee nut syrup?
If you missing the toffee nut latte from Starbucks terribly, don’t worry, I got your back! Did you think you can easily make toffee nut syrup at home? Yes, I am happy to guide you through that. To make toffee nut syrup, first, you gotta make a nut syrup (i.e. hazelnut). Or to save the trouble, you can just use the store-bought hazelnut syrup.
With just 3 ingredients, you can make your own hazelnut syrup in just a few minutes! To make this syrup, you’re gonna need roasted hazelnut or hazelnut extract, water, and granulated or brown sugar. Cut the nuts into small pieces and put all of the ingredients together in a saucepan under medium heat and wait for the mixture to boil. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat and then let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes until it gets thick. Then remove the heat and let it rest for an hour. More flavors will the extracted from the chopped nuts and make the syrup richer.
After that, strain all the nuts from the mixture and that will leave you with hazelnut syrup. You can use it alone in your coffee just for the nutty flavor. But to make the toffee nut syrup, time to gather some more ingredients and make the super yummy toffee nut syrup.
First, add 100 ml of hazelnut syrup to a pot on low heat. Add 1 tablespoon brown/granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of molasses, and a few drops of vanilla (optional). Now, let it boil for 5 minutes and give the mixture a little stir after every minute. Then just turn off the heat and let it cool. Only it has cooled down a bit put the syrup in a small glass jar. And, voila! That’s how you make toffee nut syrup. Mix it in coffee, milk-tea, pancake, or cake, it’s your wish.
There is no age for a sweet treat like toffee nut. Whether you eat it as a candy or as a syrup or a creamer— it is going to be equal parts nutty and sweet. Overall, toffee nut is extremely flavorsome. You cannot resist, nor mistake the sweet smell of toffee nuts when you walk past a coffee shop or a confectionery that sells them. So have you not tried them yet? You’re missing a lot! If you have a sweet tooth, you will not regret tasting toffee nuts. Bon Appetit!