Buttermilk Syrup

A rich and buttery syrup with only 5 simple ingredients! Easy to make and the perfect topping to your favorite breakfast foods.

Buttermilk Syrup is perfect served with French toast, pancakes, waffles, or anything else you can drench in syrup. Once you try it, you'll never go back to regular maple syrup!

Maple is boring. How many times have you had (fill in the ______) smothered in maple syrup? Change things up a bit and try this buttermilk syrup. It’s a game changer, and you’ll have a hard time going back!

Buttermilk Syrup


*gluten-free *soy-free *nut-free *oat-free *egg-free


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (store bought or make your own)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  1. Combine butter, sugar, and buttermilk in a large saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and mixture comes to a gentle simmer.
  3. Reduce heat so it is barely at a simmer, and continue to cook until it is slightly thickened and syrupy.
  4. When you are ready to serve, remove from heat and add baking soda while stirring. Mixture will bubble up quite a bit, which is why you use a large pan.
  5. Stir well and add the vanilla.

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    Traci Stokes
    December 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

    This is my hubby’s all time favorite syrup. We love it on German pancakes and it also makes a good ice-cream topping. Yum!

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      December 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Ooh, I’m going to have to try it as ice cream topping-that sounds heavenly!

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    March 28, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    This is a new one for me. I’ve made pancakes with buttermilk in them, but never on them! It sounds like a wonderfully buttery tasting topping.

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