Breakfast | May 6, 2019

Buttermilk Syrup Recipe

Ohhhh, THIS SYRUP! This buttermilk syrup recipe is one of my family’s very favorite for breakfasts! It’s creamy, caramel-y, deliciously sweet and the perfect toppings for all things. I often save for special occasions like holiday breakfasts! But its easiest enough that kids and Dad’s can totally pull this off for Mother’s day.
stack of pancakes with syrup pouring over


It is rich and creamy. A decadent topping for so many things!  Buttermilk syrup has a creamy, caramel flavor. Serve it over waffles, French toast, Crepes, Dutch Pancakes, or these blender pancakes shown in the photos eat it by the spoonful. It’s just THAT good. You can also serve it over ice cream!


I love that buttermilk syrup only takes a few ingredients! It’s easy to whip up in the morning when everyone is so hungry and ready to devour breakfast.

  • Buttermilk
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Soda

buttermilk, butter, sugar, vanilla and baking soda


In a tall sauce pan add all ingredients- except baking soda and vanilla. Keep it on low until the butter has melted, then turn the heat up until it starts to simmer.

ingredients coming to a boil in sauce pan

Once it is starting to simmer add soda and vanilla. It will foam up realllllly high! Make sure you are using a large pan or tall pan to accommodate the foam. Whisk the entire time for about 30 seconds to 1 minute then remove from heat.

buttermilk syrup foaming up

Foam will dissipate, and you’ll have a creamy caramel colored delicious buttermilk syrup. It’s THAT easy!

buttermilk syrup cooked in pan


If you are serving immediately place in a container to pour conveniently from, or let cool to room temperature and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

pancakes, with ftrui and bowl of syrup

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5 from 1 vote
Buttermilk Syrup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A topping that's rich and creamy, sure to give a bang to whatever you put it on!

Course: condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade buttermilk syrup, Pancake Syrup
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1480 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. Bring these butter, buttermilk and sugar to a boil in a large pot. It will bubble up a lot so make sure to use a large stock pot.
  2. Once bubbling add soda and vanilla. It will foam up high. Continue stirring for 30 sec.- 1 minutes. Take off heat. Let cool and foam will dissolve. Serve immediately over pancakes, french toast, waffles, dutch pancakes, crepes or whatever is your favorite!

  3. Store in airtight container, and re-heat before use.
Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Syrup
Amount Per Serving (5 tbs)
Calories 1480 Calories from Fat 864
% Daily Value*
Fat 96g148%
Saturated Fat 60g375%
Cholesterol 257mg86%
Sodium 1882mg82%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 156g52%
Sugar 156g173%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 3035IU61%
Calcium 165mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. 5 stars
    this post single-handedly changed my life- no exaggeration haha! I love this so much and so did my little cousins :)