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Is Good? {Recipe: Eggnog Syrup for Pancakes or Waffles}

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I made something today that kind of blew my mind. In fact, after it was done cooking, I stuck a spoon into the pot, took a lick and “mmmmmmmmm’d” so loud my 2 year old came running into the kitchen saying, “Is good, mama? Is good?” I continued to spoon the golden goodness into my mouth, ignoring her pleading eyes and simply answering her inquiry by nodding my head and saying “mmmmmmmm”.

This golden goodness that rendered me almost speechless is Eggnog flavored pancake or waffle syrup! Indulgent, right? Even though I’m not a huge eggnog fan, I do love eggnog flavor. I also really enjoy flavored pancakes, but often am disappointed when the flavor doesn’t come through loud and clear. My solution to my dilemma was to make a syrup so rich and tasty, you’d have no doubt what flavor it was.

I will say… this isn’t your everyday, head off to school, healthy morning pancake syrup. This is your indulgent, let’s celebrate the holidays, special treat kind of breakfast. And speaking of celebration…is Tuesday a good enough reason to celebrate? I think so. Let’s breakout the Eggnog Pancake Syrup! Enjoy!

(Don’t forget – I’m participating in a #KitchenAidHoliday Giveaway where combined we are giving away over $1600 worth of KitchenAid products. Head over to this blog post to enter!)

I played around with this recipe all morning trying to get exactly what I wanted when I remembered the very indulgent buttermilk syrup recipe from Chef Brad at Thermador. Reducing the quantity and substituting eggnog for the buttermilk created exactly what I was hoping for!

Recipe: Creamy Eggnog Syrup for Pancakes or Waffles (or ice cream!)

  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup commercially prepared eggnog (full-fat version)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. In a large pan (make sure it is large, this syrup will grow when you add the vanilla and soda), place the butter, eggnog, and sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and soda (it will foam)
  3.   Serve over hot pancakes or waffles. Enjoy!


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  1. This sounds DIVINE!! I will be making this very, very soon. :0)

  2. This is a jaw-dropper — brilliant!!! :D

  3. This looks incredible. My husband is going to go crazy when I make this. Thanks for posting!

  4. Oh Kristen! Can’t wait to try this baby out! I’m in pumpkin mode now but soon will be eggnog!Blessings! Sharon

  5. I am dying. This looks so incredibly good. Fabulous. Amazing. Drool all over the place good.

  6. I’ve been searching for the perfect Christmas gift to give my eggnog loving father. Looks like I’ve just found it! Might add a little spiced rum too as he loves that combination :)

  7. Those pancakes look super fluffy! Eggnog syrup sounds delicious and is so festive. I still dream about that buttermilk syrup!

  8. Holy moly – this stuff sounds painfully good. We somehow can’t ever finish off a carton of eggnog, so I know what I’m doing next time I’m ready to pour it down the drain

  9. OMG, that just went to the top of my list for indulgence foods. I plan to make waffles this weekend and this will be right beside them, you are a saint to share with us!

  10. I’ve been dying over this all day. I made an eggnog cake last week and am absolutely KICKING MYSELF for not having waited so I could drench it in this syrup. True story.

  11. When I saw your title I wondered if you had made a revision on buttermilk syrup. I’ve actually been making the same thing forEVER; it was a recipe from my ex-father-in-law…some things in the family were worth keeping. :)

    I can see how eggnog in it’s place would be so good; maybe why I bought eggnog last night (beyond my favorite holiday cocktail).

  12. Stop it!!! I am SO making this…

  13. It’s my first time to see this kind of syrup and I’ll gonna try it, tired of milk and chocolate syrup in my pancake. Thanks!

  14. I thinks this would be great over bread pudding! Yum!

  15. Oh man. This looks amazing! Love the photos!

  16. Oh, my! Oh, my goodness! I can think of a dozen things right off the bat that would be delicious with a drizzle of this syrup. Must make some right away!

  17. There is no way this syrup wouldn’t be amazing!! Love the black back drop too. A fun change.

  18. Wow. I love Eggnogs, especially this eggnog syrup. I use it for waffles, pancakes and even my toasts. They taste great.

  19. Brilliant idea, can’t wait to try it. …Susan

  20. Is seriously goooood! Love your photos too. Seriously mouthwatering.


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