This Homemade Buttermilk Syrup recipe will take your pancakes, waffles, and French toast to the next level! It’s so easy to make and incredibly irresistible. Plus, this recipe costs just $2.78 to make.
Do you find yourself struggling each year to find the perfect gift to give to your friends and neighbors that is different than a plate of cookies but won’t break the bank? The struggle is real! But the recipe we are sharing with you today will take away that struggle.
Homemade buttermilk syrup is a delicious gift everyone will love. I made it for my neighbors last year and they still mention it to me a year later! One neighbor said he is already counting down the days until I make this year’s batch!
Growing up, whenever my mom made this buttermilk syrup recipe it felt like such a treat. It would take our pancakes to the next level and made the meal feel a little fancier.
My mom’s best friend gave her the recipe and my mom thought it sounded weird but decided to give it a try anyway. I am so glad she did! My mom said she loved it so much the first time she made it she was practically drinking it.
Make this buttermilk syrup recipe for your friends and neighbors and they will think you are the best! My kids love buttermilk syrup just as much as I did when I was their age and often literally cheer out loud when they see I have made it!
I am glad this homemade buttermilk syrup is making its way through the next generation. After you make it once, you will find yourself making it throughout the rest of the year.
Homemade Buttermilk Syrup Recipe Questions Answered:
Can you freeze buttermilk syrup?
If you have any leftover syrup (not very likely, LOL!) you can place it in an airtight container and freeze it to preserve it.
How do you make buttermilk from regular milk?
For every 1 cup of milk that you will be using add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Mix together and you now have buttermilk. The acid curdles the milk, therefore creating a substitute for buttermilk.
How do you thicken maple syrup?
Cornstarch is the best way to thicken your syrup. Mix equal parts cornstarch with equal parts of water. Add it slowly to the syrup and mix together. This should help thicken the syrup.
How to Make Buttermilk Recipe:
- First, melt the butter on the stovetop.
- Next, stir in the sugar and buttermilk.
- Then once it is combined add in the baking soda and vanilla.
- Finally, let it cool before transferring to a container and serve!
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
- Ages 2-3: Let them help mix in the buttermilk, butter, and sugar.
- Ages 4-5: Have them help measure out the ingredients and pour them in.
- Ages 6-8: Let them pour in the baking soda and vanilla and stir it.
- Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
- Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
The Flavor and Recipe Variations:
- Coconut: Instead of adding vanilla extract to the recipe below, add coconut extract instead!
What to Serve with Buttermilk Syrup:
How long is this good for:
- Serve: As with most recipes with dairy products in them, you shouldn’t leave this syrup out for longer than 2 hours.
- Store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
- Freeze: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for 3-4 months.
How much will this Buttermilk Syrup cost:
RECIPE COST: $2.78
COST PER SERVING: $0.47
To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained.
- 1 cup butter – $1.62
- ¾ cup granulated sugar – $0.18
- ½ cup buttermilk – $0.29
- 1 teaspoon vanilla – $0.68
- 1 teaspoon baking soda – $0.01
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Homemade Buttermilk Syrup
- medium saucepan
- 1 cup butter
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, sugar, and buttermilk. Whisk occasionally while the mixture comes to a rapid boil.
- Once a boil is reached, whisk constantly for 3 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and add in the vanilla and baking soda and whisk constantly until incorporated (the mixture will bubble up a bit when the baking soda is added).
- Serve warm.
This Homemade Buttermilk Syrup recipe will take your pancakes and waffles to the next level! It’s so easy to make and incredibly irresistible. Plus, this recipe costs just $2.78 to make.