Deep Dark Chocolate Waffle Syrup
This basic but delicious sauce has topped many vegan waffles, and has long been a staple of our annual parties. With a richer, more bittersweet chocolate flavor than most store-bought chocolate syrups, it complements many fresh fruit toppings, as well as vegan ice cream. Makes about 3/4 cup, plenty to make four waffles very chocolaty.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder (1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
- 1/4 cup vegan margarine
- 1/4 cup soymilk or other nondairy milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients except the vanilla extract in a small saucepan.
Stir constantly and briskly over medium heat until half a minute after it begins to boil. Continue to scrape the bottom to incorporate any dry cocoa and keep it from burning.
Immediately remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Don't eat it all before you have a chance to spoon some onto a waffle!