Recipe: "Beet Waste" Syrup


Forget shiny boxes of chocolates, flowers that wilt, and stuffed animals that end up in dusty corners. This Valentine’s, make something beetific.

RECIPE: “Beet Waste” Syrup

For adding a beet red zing, we reduced our beet juice into a sweet and tangy syrup! Here’s how:

All you need is 1 bottle of “Beet Waste” Juice.

We started with a bottle of our Good Use beet juice, poured it in a saucepan, and simmered it over medium-low until reduced to about ¼ cup. Here’s an easy way to know when your reduction is ready: dip a spoon into it and run your finger across. If it makes a clear path, your reduction is good to go! From here, you can make the perfect treat that will make your special someone’s heart sing.

Good Use Ugly Juice
Good Use Ugly Juice

Pour your Syrup on These!

Beet Pancakes with a side of nice cream

Here at Good Use, we like our pancakes with a side of ice cream. At least on Valentine’s day. So we poured a bit of the syrup into our batter for hot pink griddle cakes and the rest went right over a banana “nice” cream. Delish!

banana nice cream
beet pancakes

For an Indulgent Treat

For the ultimate (and very pretty) indulgence, we’re all about that chocolate cake. Chocolate Meringue Cake with Whipped Cream & Raspberries from Serious Eats to be specific. Swirl the beet syrup into the whipped cream for bright pink fluffiness, or drizzle it right over the top. The oyster is yours.

For the “I’ll take a shot of vodka with my cold-pressed juice” type, this cocktail by Salt and Wind is the perfect beginning, middle, and end to your evening. Or day. No judgement here. Just skip the juicing portion (aka, the hard part) and use Good Use Ugly Juice.

Sources: Salt and Wind, Serious Eats

Sources: Salt and Wind, Serious Eats

For a Healthy Treat

For the love bug who thinks fruit counts as dessert - we’ve got 2 words: chia pudding. This versatile breakfast/dessert/snack is the perfect, easy to make treat with endless topping opportunities! We love the Minimalist Baker’s Chia Pudding. Add a drizzle of beet syrup and all your favorite toppings!

For the inbetweener who goes for salad just as often as pizza, make ‘em Smitten Kitchen’s Carrot Cake Pancakes with a drizzle of your Good Use beet syrup over the top. We know, pancakes again. But what could be better than a warm, cloud-like cake for breakfast? And these are just indulgent enough for kale lovin’ hearts.

Sources: Smitten Kitchen, Minimalist Baker

Sources: Smitten Kitchen, Minimalist Baker

Whatever you do, get with the beet this Valentine’s day!

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