Buttermilk Syrup

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  • Buttermilk Syrup – Amazing homemade syrup with a rich, caramel flavor. Only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Perfect for pancakes, waffles, french toast and more!

    If you’ve never made your own syrup, you have to try it ASAP! It’s SO much better than store-bought syrup and literally tastes like liquid gold. Some of my other favorites to make at home are maple syrup, caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce.

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    Homemade buttermilk syrup

    I grew up on this buttermilk syrup recipe and it’s one of my favorites to make anytime we have guests over for brunch. It is SO delicious…I could seriously eat it with a spoon! My family calls it liquid gold.

    The best part about this homemade syrup is that it only takes 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. It doesn’t get easier than that! Plus it tastes SO much better than store bought syrup. You will seriously want to pour it over everything or even eat it by the spoonfuls!

    This buttermilk syrup will take your breakfast to a whole new level! We love to serve it on top of pancakes, French toast, waffles, and even ice cream. Absolutely delicious!

    What is buttermilk syrup?

    If you’ve never made buttermilk syrup before, you are missing out! It is a syrup variation that has a rich, caramel flavor that tastes absolutely amazing! It’s almost like a caramel sauce, but lighter and not as thick. It’s perfect to use on pancakes, waffles, french toast and more.

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    Buttermilk syrup ingredients

    You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this buttermilk syrup recipe! Check them out below.

    • Sugar: You’ll need granulated sugar for this recipe. It gives the syrup the perfect amount of sweetness.
    • Butter: Adding butter really helps to create that rich, caramel flavor. Use salted butter.
    • Buttermilk: I like to make my own homemade buttermilk. It only takes 10 minutes!
    • Baking soda: This reacts with the acid to create air bubbles, which gives the syrup a smoother texture.
    • Vanilla extract: I love the added flavor that vanilla extract gives the buttermilk syrup!

    How to make buttermilk syrup

    Scroll down for the printable buttermilk syrup recipe.

    1. Cook buttermilk, sugar and butter. Combine buttermilk, sugar and butter in a large pot over medium heat, stirring frequently.
    2. Turn heat to low and cook until golden yellow. Once it comes to a light boil, turn the heat to medium low and cook for 3 more minutes, or until it turns a golden yellow color.
    3. Stir in baking soda and vanilla and serve. Remove immediately from the heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. Serve over pancakes while warm.

    TIP: This syrup will foam up A LOT (especially after you add the baking soda and vanilla), so make sure to use a large soup pot. The foam is the best part, so don’t skim it off! The bubbles will settle down after sitting at room temperature for a few minutes.

    Caramel syrup

    To turn this into a thicker caramel syrup, add 2 Tablespoons of Karo syrup in with the butter. Allow the syrup to cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Once it turns a nice caramel color, remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla.

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    How long is buttermilk syrup good for?

    This buttermilk syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks if stored in a closed jar in the fridge. When ready to use, warm in the microwave in 30-second increments until the syrup is warm.

    Favorite ways to use buttermilk syrup

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    Buttermilk Syrup Recipe

    Course: Condiment
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 2 minutes
    Cook Time: 8 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 104
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Buttermilk Syrup - Amazing homemade syrup with a rich, caramel flavor. Only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. Perfect for pancakes, waffles, french toast and more! 

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup salted butter
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

    Instructions

    • Combine buttermilk, sugar and butter in a large pot over medium heat, stirring frequently. 
    • Once it comes to a light boil, turn the heat to medium low and cook for 3 more minutes, or until it turns a golden yellow color. 
    • Remove immediately from the heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. Serve over pancakes while warm. 
    • Store in a closed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Warm in the microwave in 30-second increments until the syrup is warm. 

    Notes

    Tip: Use a pot bigger than you think because this syrup will bubble up while cooking. 
    To turn this into a thicker caramel syrup, add 2 Tablespoons of Karo syrup in with the butter. Allow the syrup to cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Once it turns a nice caramel color, remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Calcium: 1%
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