Coconut Syrup

Coconut syrup for waffles or pancakes

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┬áto a boil.

coconut syrup-

Boil one minute, then add the coconut extract.

add baking soda

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!)

coconut syrup volcano

I thought you would like to see the mess it made! (Sure, I can laugh about it now…)

coconut syrup all over my stove

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!)

pancakes with coconut syrup and bananas

Refrigerate any leftovers!

11 thoughts on “Coconut Syrup

    1. Just after it has boiled for one minute (sorry, I neglected to put that in the post – I have corrected it!)

      1. Thanks! We made it today and it was fabulous! We are going to make it again as a topping for ice cream. But I had one more question. After it boiled for one minute I took it off the heat to stir in the coconut and baking soda. Mine hardly bubbled at all, so I didn’t know if I had done it right. I put it back on the heat and stirred it until it boiled in case the baking soda needed to be cooked. Did you leave yours on the heat to stir in those last two ingredients? Thanks for your help and a great recipe.

        1. Mine bubbled up a LOT (in fact, on my very first batch, it was out of control!) Could it be that your baking soda has expired? You can test it by stirring in a teaspoon or so into a cup of boiling water. If it does not fizz up and make a lot of bubbles, it may have expired.

    1. It helps it to be foamy and bubbly. It makes it a lighter consistency of syrup as opposed to a heavy sticky syrup. If you really want to, you could leave it out, but try it first and see what you think.

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