Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Butterscotch

A classic butterscotch flavor, perfectly packaged for your tasting pleasure.

A classic butterscotch flavor, perfectly packaged for your tasting pleasure.

If your knowledge of butterscotch never went much deeper than the bottom of your grandmother’s purse, then you might be surprised to learn that there’s a lot of history to this hard candy flavor. Today butterscotch flavored coffee is no longer a novelty, but a flavor that many coffee-drinkers prefer. Find out how this unique beverage syrup came about…

Butterscotch: A Brief History

Butterscotch is primarily made from brown sugar and butter. Some recipes call for a little vanilla or salt to lend it a distinctive flavor. The real recipe for this treat, which hails from Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England, calls for “one pound of butter, one pound of sugar and a quarter pound of treacle, boiled together.” This recipe first appeared in the Housewife’s Corner, an 1848 newspaper.

Try out the delicious Buttercotch syrup in tea, coffee or as a topping for dessert.

Try out the delicious Buttercotch syrup in tea, coffee or as a topping for dessert.

Several local confectioners began selling the candy, but the leading manufacturer became S. Parkinson & Sons. (Interestingly enough, Samuel Parkinson also created the first lady’s handbags back in the mid-19th century!)

Many people mistakenly believe that butterscotch derives the latter half of its name from Scotland. Not so. Many gastro-etymologists believe that the name comes from butter-scorch, which is essentially the process by which the dessert is made.

The dessert is still enjoyed in many forms today – from flavored coffee to NASA-developed pudding for astronauts! Try Amoretti Premium Butterscotch Syrup, and enjoy it in your coffee.

Butterscotch Flavored Coffee Recipes

Over the last year, we’ve posted several delicious recipes that use Amoretti Premium Butterscotch Syrup. Check out the best of the best:

Amoretti Sugar-Free Butterscotch Latte: This drink recipe is actually sugar free! We’re proud to offer a sugar-free version of this unique beverage syrup: Amoretti Premium Sugar Free Butterscotch Flavoring. Whether you’re diabetic or just trying to cut back on sugar, you’ll enjoy flavored coffee using this product, which contains no artificial sweeteners.

Butterscotch Ginger Tea: This hot black tea recipe from the early spring calls for fresh-grated ginger and our Sugar-Free Butterscotch Flavoring. Together, the two flavors combine to create a sweet and zesty breakfast beverage!

Amoretti Butterscotch Maple Oatmeal: Speaking of breakfast, how about some butterscotch-flavored oatmeal to go along with your ginger tea? This simple recipe is a healthy and delicious way to begin your day.

What are your favorite uses for butterscotch? Have you used this unique beverage syrup in any of your own recipes before? Let us know on the Amoretti Facebook page!

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