Recently, my daughter and son-in-law hosted a waffle party for the neighborhood after they moved into their new home. She made delicious yeast raised, Liege Waffles (CLICK HERE for her recipe.) Since their waffle party went so well, she wanted to re-play it again the next week and invited the family over for the same waffle party! We thought it should be the start of a great new tradition! Just like at the neighborhood party, everyone was assigned different toppings to bring and share. I was assigned to bring syrups. I went to Costco and bought some fancy berry and apricot syrups and also made this delicious Coconut Syrup. My daughter got this recipe from her neighbor at the party the week before. Oh my goodness! It is divine!
Here’s how I made it.
1 cube butter (which is 1/2 cup or 1/4 lb.)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
In a LARGE pot (you’ll see why…just keep reading), slowly melt the butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the buttermilk and sugar. Turn the heat up and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
Boil one minute, then add the coconut extract.
Now this is why you need the large pot…slowly sprinkle in the baking soda while stirring with a whisk. It will start to foam up and get all bubbly like a volcano that’s about to erupt. (In fact, mine did erupt! It oozed up and out of the pot and got all over my stove!)
I thought you would like to see the mess it made! (Sure, I can laugh about it now…)
Sooooo, on my second batch, I made it in a LARGE pot!
Serve it warm or at room temperature. It is also great on pancakes! (I brought home some leftover syrup so I made some whole wheat granola dollar size pancakes with bananas on top and drizzled it with the heavenly coconut syrup! Oh my!)
Refrigerate any leftovers!