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8 Frangelico Substitutes: Add Some Zing

Get ready to spice up your drinks game! Frangelico is pretty awesome, but sometimes we need a little variety. Maybe you ran out, or just want to try something new. Whatever the reason, we’ve got your back with some kickass alternatives.

Remember that time we tried to throw together a cocktail party, only to realize we’d run out of Frangelico? Us too.

So, we dug up some great substitutes. These picks will jazz up your drinks just like Frangelico. What substitutes, you ask? We’re talking about options that don’t just fill the gap, but bring something special.

Ready to mix things up?

8 Easy Substitutes for Frangelico

When it comes to a Frangelico alternative, you have many options. Here are eight substitutes that will get your creative juices flowing (possibly with a splash of hazelnut flavor):

1 – Sambuca

First, remember that time we knocked back that anise-flavored Sambuca? It’s got that same herbal kick as Frangelico, but with a licorice twist. Perfect in the same 1:1 ratio. Sambuca goes heavy on the alcohol, boasting a whooping 42-44% ABV, compared to Frangelico’s more mellow 20%.

If you like a bolder punch in your drink, Sambuca’s got you covered. Its pronounced anise flavor brings a different vibe compared to the nutty hazelnut profile of Frangelico. Curious about other options? Check out this article on Sambuca substitutes for more ideas.

2 – Amaretto (Almond Liqueur)

Then there was that time we needed a Frangelico substitute, and Amaretto saved the day. Amaretto is a sweet liqueur with a rich almond flavor. It shares Frangelico’s nutty profile, making it a great alternative.

Use a 1:1 ratio when swapping Amaretto for Frangelico. Amaretto’s almond taste is more pronounced and sweeter than Frangelico’s hazelnut. This gives your cocktails a different but delightful twist.

There are various Amaretto brands out there. So, you can find one that fits your taste. Curious for more? Check out this guide on Amaretto substitutes.

3 – Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Next, remember that time we dipped strawberries in Godiva Chocolate Liqueur? What a treat! Swap out Frangelico for Godiva using a 1:1 ratio.

Godiva’s smooth and creamy texture adds a rich cocoa blast. It’s like turning your drink into a chocolate dream.

It’s perfect for cocktails and desserts alike. The strong cocoa flavor balances out sweeter recipes.

Trying this one will add a whole new level of depth and complexity to your drinks. Godiva brings that luxurious touch without overwhelming other flavors.

4 – Nocello

Nocello is a walnut-flavored liqueur with an earthy, nutty taste. It shares Frangelico’s nutty vibe, but has a more pronounced walnut flavor.

Substituting Nocello is easy; just use a 1:1 ratio. This makes your job simple. Nocello feels less sweet compared to Frangelico.

We love the earthy notes. The walnut flavor stands out more than Frangelico’s hazelnut. If you’re not into super sweet drinks, Nocello is the way to go.

It’s perfect for cocktails where you want the nutty flavor without too much sweetness. Try it and notice the difference for yourself.

5 – Disaronno

Okay, let’s talk about Disaronno. This amaretto-style liqueur bursts with a distinctive almond flavor. We’ve tried it in cocktails, and it’s a game-changer. You can use it as a direct 1:1 substitute for Frangelico without skipping a beat.

What sets Disaronno apart is its marzipan-like flavor. It’s got a unique taste you won’t find in other almond liqueurs. Plus, it’s versatile. You can sip it neat or mix it into your favorite cocktails and desserts.

6 – Chestnut Liqueur

Let’s chat about chestnut liqueur. It’s an earthy, nutty alternative to Frangelico. Swap it in a 1:1 ratio. Perfect for when Frangelico is out.

Chestnut liqueur shines with its subtle flavor. It’s nutty with hints of caramel and vanilla. This combo feels smooth and cozy.

We love it because it’s less common. Adds a bit of uniqueness to our drinks. Chestnut liqueur stands out in cocktails without overpowering them.

It brings something fresh and new. If you want to try something different, chestnut liqueur is the way to go.

7 – Torani Hazelnut Syrup

Torani Hazelnut Syrup is a non-alcoholic swap for Frangelico. It’s a great choice if you’re cutting back on booze. Use 2-3 tablespoons of syrup for every ounce of Frangelico.

Torani offers a concentrated hazelnut flavor, minus the alcohol kick. It’s perfect for adding that nutty taste to your drinks without any buzz.

We love how versatile it is. You can stir it into your coffee, mix it into cocktails, or drizzle it over desserts. We’ve even tossed it into a smoothie for that extra hazelnut boost.

Torani’s syrup gives you all the flavor, without any of the hangover.

8 – Irish Cream

Last but not least, let’s chat about Irish Cream. It’s a creamy, whiskey-based liqueur, making it a brilliant substitute for Frangelico in some recipes. Swap it 1:1 for Frangelico.

Irish Cream has a rich, creamy texture. Think smooth blend of whiskey, cream, and chocolate flavors. It’s perfect for adding creaminess and depth to cocktails and desserts.

We’ve found it works wonders in our favorite dessert drinks. You get that comforting, luxurious feel with every sip. Check out our guide on Irish Cream substitutes for more fun ideas.