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. says

    Oh my !!! I just made the syrup this morning and it was so delicious!!! We are total egg nog freaks here, we love it. ( I did sub 1/2 tsp. rum extract for the vanilla; I thought it pumped up the egg nog flavor a little more.)

  2. Heather says

    I made this Christmas Eve morning and it was SO GOOD! I couldn’t help but “mmmmmm” myself! I did it so much my 5-year old told me I was annoying her! Great recipe!

  3. Heather G. says

    Holy yummmmm…this is insanely decadent and delicious!
    One question…do you refrigerate it? I’m trying not to eat the whole thing with a spoon in one sitting.

  4. Darlene says

    One comment said “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”. FREEZE it. I tried it last year because I want eggnog more than at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used small containers (about 6 – 8 ounces) and stuck them in the freezer. Just thaw them a little and the eggnog is just like freshly bought. I live in OK and we have Braums here. Their eggnog is the best I have tried.

  5. Jill says

    Can this eggnog syrup be given as a gift or would it not stay fresh? Maybe freeze it until your ready to give it?

    • says

      Hi Jill –
      It totally can be given as a gift, but it needs to be consumed within one week from what I understand (I’ve never had it last that long 😉 ).

  6. Kenneth says

    I used 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar….and sprinkled nutmeg as well. DI-VINE!!!! Carmel-y and egg nog-y. Yum!!


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