HOW TO EAT A STROOPWAFEL: THE 5 MOST DELICIOUS WAYS
Maybe you’re just getting started on your stroopwafel appreciation journey, or maybe you’re a stroopwafel pro. Here are some ways to make the most out of your stroopwafel.
Maybe you’re just getting started on your stroopwafel appreciation journey, or maybe you’re a stroopwafel pro. (Either way, check out our handy Stroopwafel 101 for a brief history of this Dutch delicacy.)
Here’s a quick recap: stroopwafel means “syrup waffle” in Dutch, and it’s pronounced STROPE-vah-fuhl. These tasty treats were first made in the early 19th century in Gouda (yup, the same city as the eponymous cheese), and they’re enjoyed around the world today by discerning aficionados. Before you break open the packet and take a bite, here are some ways to make the most out of your stroopwafel.
This is how the magic happens—a fresh waffle is taken off the iron while it’s still warm and split into two. Then a warm, caramelly filling (stroop, or syrup) gets spread on each half before sandwiching the two pieces back together. Voila, you have a stroopwafel!
Our Dutch Caramel Stroopwafels are made in the Netherlands honoring their national heritage, and they’re perfect for sharing (or not, that’s perfectly reasonable too). They have a luscious, caramelized sugar richness, and a satisfying snap that turns into melty goodness when warm…more on that later.
If you’re a chocolate lover, The Choco Stroopwafel is the same crunchy waffle and caramel cookie sandwich as our regular stroopwafel—but covered in a decadent layer of dark chocolate.
Can you just take a stroopwafel out of its package and eat it as is? Absolutely. But why stop there? The classic way to enjoy a stroopwafel is even more fun:
It could be tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Make sure it’s nice and steamy, for ultimate meltability.
It would look as if it’s a lid for your beverage. All that steamy heat will rise up, so go ahead and
Patience! Leave it there for a few minutes until it starts to soften. You can even give it a flip. Now you’re ready to
It is now at its finest. It should be gooey, luxurious, and perfect. The warm stroopwafel will taste as if it just came off the waffle iron.
Create a perfectly decadent stroopwafel experience with a cup of homemade hot chocolate, or even a hot chocolate bomb—a chocolate sphere filled with hot cocoa mix or chocolate ganache and hopefully lots of mini marshmallows. Drop one into a mug of hot milk, watch it melt into silky hot chocolate, an ideal pair to the caramelly stroopwafel and your ticket to a great night in. (Head over here for more hot drink and dessert inspiration.)
Ice cream, coffee, cheese plates! These are just our ideas, and we’re sure you have tasty ones of your own. Maybe you want to make them part of an elegant tea party, or decorate them with icing, or serve them with fresh fruit for breakfast. Make sure you tag us on Instagram @belgianboys so we can share the love.
Adding a stroopwafel is already stepping up your coffee game big time, but why stop there? Infuse your coffee with cinnamon and cloves for a fragrant twist. Or whip up a caramel mocha by adding Dutch-processed cocoa, a dash of vanilla extract, caramel syrup and some half and half to your brewed coffee or espresso. The stroopwafel is like the cherry on top, only better.
Now that the world is opening back up, visiting a traditional Dutch market may make it off your bucket list and into your actual plans. Just follow that heavenly smell and you’ll find freshly made, still warm stroopwafels, just as they’ve been crafted for generations. They’re often on the larger side, perfect for sharing with a friend. Or you can buy packages of stroopwafels to take home (these make thoughtful gifts.) Pro tip: snag a bag of leftover crumbs covered in syrup for a truly unique treat!
It’s not cheating to rip open the bag and take a satisfying bite. This is an especially good idea if you’re on the go or in the middle of a busy day, and you need a quick pick-me-up. Stroopwafel to the rescue!
Yes! Go right ahead. We recommend storing your stroopwafels in a cool and dry place. If you’re looking to extend their shelf life for a few months, they hold up well in the freezer, especially when you store them in an air-tight container.Ready to get your hands on some delicious stroopwafels? Our Stroopwafel Tin is perfectly giftable and made to be shared. Order yours now.