Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is a thick and creamy topping that’s perfect for drizzling over pancakes or ice cream!

This easy Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is just a few ingredients and tastes amazing over pancakes and ice cream!pinterestHomemade Buttermilk Syrup is a recipe that’s been around for ages. I think I was first introduced to this deliciousness through my sister in law, Rebecca.

She would always make homemade treats for everyone for Christmas, and one year she gifted us a jar of this liquid gold. It’s life changing guys.

This easy Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is just a few ingredients and tastes amazing over pancakes and ice cream!

The trick with this super easy homemade buttermilk syrup is to not over cook it.

You can go from sweet and delicious to bitter and gross if you burn the sugar. Just make sure you keep stirring and keep an eye on the mixture while it boils.

I’ve learned a few things over the years about being a Mother:

  • Bed time stories never end in your child falling peacefully to sleep. They always want “just one more book.”
  • We’re the only milk bar open at 2:30am.
  • Laundry and dishes never end. Never.
  • No matter how hard you try, at least one child will always have a booger face.
  • Just because you graduated school, doesn’t mean you wont have to do homework again.
  • Your children look to you for comfort, and love you endlessly.

So when your kids want to surprise you with a breakfast in bed (play along with me here), make sure you have a jar of this delicious syrup handy.

This easy Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is just a few ingredients and tastes amazing over pancakes and ice cream!

We love to serve the buttermilk syrup over hot pancakes, like these Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes. One of our favorite ways to use the syrup though is on top of vanilla ice cream.

The syrup thickens over the cold ice cream and it’s almost like a chewy caramel. Try adding a few chopped pecans on top for an extra special sundae!

This easy Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is just a few ingredients and tastes amazing over pancakes and ice cream!

We reserve this deliciousness for special occasions, but it’s really good any time of the year. It lasts for weeks in the fridge, so it’s great to make a batch to have on hand when the craving hits.

You’re going to love this creamy and sweet syrup!

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Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is a thick and creamy topping that’s perfect for drizzling over pancakes or ice cream!

  • Author: Shawn Syphus | I Wash You Dry
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Light Karo Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine the butter, sugar, buttermilk, and Karo syrup in a pot and bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the baking soda and vanilla and stir till combined. The color of the syrup will turn to a light golden brown. Remove from the heat and continue to stir till the syrup thickens. Let it cool and serve immediately, or store in fridge in an air tight container. (you can warm it up in the microwave)

Notes

*Make sure to use a pot with higher sides because the syrup will foam up to double it’s size.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups

Originally published on 5/10/2012. Updated with new photos on 7/18/2017.

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This easy Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is just a few ingredients and tastes amazing over pancakes and ice cream!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
31 Responses
  1. Carlos

    Sounds great!
    How much does it make?
    And can it be put in a hot-water bath canner, so it will be able to be stored on a shelf, instead of fridge?

  2. Mihaela

    It sounds and looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it but what is Karo syrup and can it be substitute by something else?

  3. Angela

    This looks amazing but one quick question before I run off to the kitchen, could this be sealed in jars and given as gifts it looks amazing

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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