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Homemade Buttermilk Syrup A homemade caramel syrup made with butter, sugar, Karo syrup, vanilla, and buttermilk. It is perfect to drizzle on pancakes, waffles, crepes, or aebleskivers! www.modernhoney.com #syrup #buttermilksyrup

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

A homemade caramel syrup made with butter, sugar, Karo syrup, vanilla, and buttermilk. It is perfect to drizzle on pancakes, waffles, crepes, or aebleskivers!

This is a staple in our home. If we are really doing breakfast right, we whip up a batch of this homemade buttermilk syrup — which basically tastes like caramel. 

I grew up on this stuff. My Mom has been making this caramel buttermilk syrup for as long as I can remember. It didn’t matter if the waffles got too crispy or the pancakes were dry because everything was right in the world once you slather on the buttermilk syrup! Trust me on this one.

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup A homemade caramel syrup made with butter, sugar, Karo syrup, vanilla, and buttermilk. It is perfect to drizzle on pancakes, waffles, crepes, or aebleskivers! www.modernhoney.com #syrup #buttermilksyrup

This Homemade Buttermilk Syrup is so easy to make. The ingredients are simple — butter, sugar, karo syrup, vanilla, baking soda, and buttermilk. If you use unsalted butter, you want a touch of salt too.

As the butter and sugars begin to cook, it creates a syrup with buttery caramel notes. The buttermilk adds a slight tang to offset the sweetness and it is the perfect combination. Buttermilk is amazing since it has the same amount of fat as 1% milk yet has a consistency of heavy cream. So it thickens like heavy cream without all of the fat and calories.

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup A homemade caramel syrup made with butter, sugar, Karo syrup, vanilla, and buttermilk. It is perfect to drizzle on pancakes, waffles, crepes, or aebleskivers! www.modernhoney.com #syrup #buttermilksyrup

We love to put this homemade buttermilk syrup on top of these recipes:

Buttermilk Pancakes
Mama Driggs Waffles
Homemade Aebleskivers

How to make the Best Homemade Buttermilk Syrup:

  1. Use a large, tall pot. You want to use a deep pot because this syrup will expand since you add baking soda. 
  2. Place salted butter in a large pot and let melt for about 1 minute. Add sugar, buttermilk, light Karo syrup, and baking soda and stir together. Bring to a boil, stirring often. 
  3. Let it boil for about 5-7 minutes until the color starts to change to a light golden color
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla
  5. Drizzle on top of pancakes, waffles, crepes, or anything your heart desires!

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup  A homemade caramel syrup made with butter, sugar, Karo syrup, vanilla, and buttermilk. It is perfect to drizzle on pancakes, waffles, crepes, or aebleskivers! www.modernhoney.com #syrup #buttermilksyrup

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Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
Homemade Buttermilk Syrup A homemade caramel syrup made with butter, sugar, Karo syrup, vanilla, and buttermilk. It is perfect to drizzle on pancakes, waffles, crepes, or aebleskivers!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Salted Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Karo Syrup
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions 

  • Use a large, tall pot. You want to use a deep pot because this syrup will expand since you add baking soda. 
  • Place salted butter in a large pot and let melt for about 1 minute. Add sugar, buttermilk, light Karo syrup, and baking soda and stir together. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Let it boil for about 5-7 minutes until the color starts to change to a light golden color
  • Remove from heat and add vanillaDrizzle on top of pancakes, waffles, crepes, or anything your heart desires! Store in glass jar in the refrigerator.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Keyword: buttermilk syrup, caramel buttermilk syrup, homemade buttermilk syrup
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I could drink this syrup it is liquid gold! So amazing. I topped your ricotta pancakes with this syrup and it was heavenly.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious just delicious. We use it a lot more on biscuits . and every time I walk by my fridge with a spoon I will take a spoonful of it also. It is so good Mine never lasts long enough to know, how long it lasts.
    Thank you
    Donna

  3. 5 stars
    Hello, I enjoyed reading about your family’s homemade buttermilk syrup! I want to make it right now but I don’t have buttermilk! I wondered if kefir would work in place of buttermilk?