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Homemade Syrup Recipe - Buttermilk Syrup

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Creamy and sweet – your pancakes will never be the same again! This Homemade Buttermilk Syrup will quickly become a family favorite. You’ll want to pour this on everything!



  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large saucepan (at least 3 quarts), combine the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda and stir to combine.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to low. You want to make sure that it is still bubbling. Cook, stirring frequently, until the syrup becomes a rich, golden brown, about 10 minutes*.
  3. Remove the syrup from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Serve the syrup warm. It will start to firm up as it cools, so heat as needed to loosen the syrup.

Recipe Notes:

*This time will depend on how dark you want your syrup. Elevation will also make a difference. I live at a higher altitude, so it takes my syrup a little longer than 10 minutes.

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: about 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 265
  • Sugar: 39 g
  • Sodium: 271 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 32 mf

Keywords: buttermilk syrup