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Deep Dark Chocolate Waffle Syrup

Dave W.
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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 221 kcal


  • 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!
Keyword chocolate syrup