Green Walnut Syrup, or sciroppo di noci verdi, is a rich syrup bursting with nutty, spicy flavors and aromas of nuts, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. It is made with hand-picked green walnuts that are macerated in water and sugar for days and then cooked over a low fire until thick and dark, velvety black.
This tannic, aromatic elixir is wonderful over nut tarts, vanilla gelato, yogurt and roasted peaches or as a substitute for maple syrup on pancakes and waffles. Also try it drizzled over roasted poultry and enjoy with soft or fresh cheeses like ricotta. For a digestif similar to the beloved Italian green walnut liqueur nocino, add a couple teaspoons of syrup to a shot of vodka.