I searched everywhere for a coconut syrup recipe like I enjoyed while I was in Hawaii. When every recipe I tried failed to satisfy me, I was compelled to create my own.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the coconut milk and cornstarch in a saucepan until the cornstarch is dissolved. Pour in the corn syrup, sugar, and coconut; bring to a boil, stirring continually. As soon as the mixture comes to a rolling boil, remove from heat. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

201.9 calories; 0.6 g protein; 40.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 35.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I live in Hawaii and have been trying for a year to find the right recipe for this stuff. Found it!!! You can buy coconut syrup in the yellow bottles here for a small fortune (plus they have preservatives). Once you have coconut syrup in a local Hawaiian pancake house it is addicting. I've experimented on my own and tried some other recipes. This one is right on. I think you can cut the corn starch a little bit. I also added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla at the end. Try chopping up some fresh pineapple bits and adding them to the top (gooey) side of pancakes while they're cooking. When you flip them the pineapple bits grill a little bit-yum! Then top it with this syrup and you have Hawaiian heaven. Much mahalo for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2011
Its still not as good as the syrup in Hawaii. My husband and I were very disappointed. I'll try it again though using fresh coconut because we think the sugared coconut is what ruins this recipe. Read More
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90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I live in Hawaii and have been trying for a year to find the right recipe for this stuff. Found it!!! You can buy coconut syrup in the yellow bottles here for a small fortune (plus they have preservatives). Once you have coconut syrup in a local Hawaiian pancake house it is addicting. I've experimented on my own and tried some other recipes. This one is right on. I think you can cut the corn starch a little bit. I also added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla at the end. Try chopping up some fresh pineapple bits and adding them to the top (gooey) side of pancakes while they're cooking. When you flip them the pineapple bits grill a little bit-yum! Then top it with this syrup and you have Hawaiian heaven. Much mahalo for the recipe. Read More
(192)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
This stuff was delicious!!! Whatever you do don't get any on your forehead....your tongue will beat your brains out trying to get to it!!! Read More
(92)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2009
My Son Tad and his wife Laura brought some Coconut Syrup back from their recent Hawaiian honeymoon and he fixed me banana pancakes and Coconut syrup. I came home and used this recipe and it tastes just like his.I did as others suggested and used a bit less cornstarch..AMAZING!! Can't wait to Surprise Tad & Laura with a jar of it!!! Thanks for a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2011
I live in Hawaii and use coconut syrup on my pancakes all the time. This recipe is very good. I used half of the corn starch and the consistency was just right. For those who want to taste the coconut more add some coconut extract like I did and the coconut flavor will burst through. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2009
This is a good fresh tasting syrup but delicate. I only used 1 Tbsp cornstarch and that thickened it fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2011
I've never had or made coconut syrup before so I didn't know what to expect I made it just as the recipe is written and it was fantastic. We used about 1 ladle full and then I stored it in an empty syrup bottle which it filled. Next time I would try it with a bit less surgar just seemed a bit overly sweet to me but hey no one complained! It's a winner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I kept the 2 TBSP of corn starch and added 1/2 cup of COCA REAL cream of coconut I also skipped the shredded coconut and added 1 TSP coconut extract! It was awesome! Next I halved the recipe- bottling one ahalf and then I added 1 cup of V8 Splash Smoothies Tropical Coloda and an additional TBSP of corn starch to the other half. This was also a great topping for ice cream. It added additional coconut flavoring and a tang of pineapple! YUM:) Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
Delicious! Makes a TON though I'd recommend halving or even quartering the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
Tasty syrup! Similar to what I've had in Hawaii but I think I will reduce the cornstarch next time. I made half a batch and it filled a pint jar. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2011
Its still not as good as the syrup in Hawaii. My husband and I were very disappointed. I'll try it again though using fresh coconut because we think the sugared coconut is what ruins this recipe. Read More
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