Thursday, July 28, 2011

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

I'm not sure if I will ever be able to go back to buying regular syrup at the grocery store anymore. This stuff is incredibly delicious and very evil... This is more of a caramel based syrup rather than maple so you can use it on anything: waffles, pancakes, ice cream, or just eat it with a spoon like I do! I stumbled across this recipe one day when I made waffles for breakfast, went to the pantry to grab my syrup, and realized there was only about 1 tablespoon left in the bottle. Now, if you know me at all, you know that I have to have a lot of syrup with my waffles. This wouldn't even be enough to cover half of my waffle, let alone begin to touch my husband's. This was just a little problem.. Thank goodness for Our Best Bites who had this sinfully delicious recipe that went above and beyond solving my syrup problem. My next syrup project is to try it over a chocolate waffle with ice cream.. Mmm... (Recipe and picture courtesy of Our Best Bites.)


  • 3/4 c. buttermilk*

  • 1 1/2 c. sugar

  • 1 stick butter

  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Combine buttermilk, sugar, butter, corn syrup and baking soda together in a LARGE pot. Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce heat to low (needs to still be bubbling). Cook, stirring very frequently, for 8 - 9 minutes. When it's down, it should turn a light golden color. Remove from heat and add vanilla. There will be a thin layer of foam on top. It tastes great, but you can remove it if you'd like by spooning it off the top. Use while it's still warm, or store it in the fridge until ready to use.

*I never have buttermilk on hand for any of my recipes, so I use the following trick: Mix together 1 Tbsp. lemon juice OR white vinegar and enough milk to make 1 cup. Let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes or until the milk begins to curdle. Yay for easy buttermilk!

1 comment:

  1. smart buttermilk trick! I'm going to use that from now on! I love all of the recipes you post!