This was my grandma's most coveted recipe and we had it every time we went there. This is always a special treat and French toast with this syrup is one of my favorite breakfasts!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat sugar, buttermilk, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture starts to boil, about 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir baking soda and vanilla into buttermilk mixture.

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Cook's Note:

Make sure your pan is big enough as the syrup will foam up. Also, make sure you make this right before you plan on serving it because the foam will slowly disappear and that is the best part of the syrup.

Nutrition Facts

274.9 calories; 0.8 g protein; 34.4 g carbohydrates; 41.5 mg cholesterol; 340.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (40)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2015
My husband and I love the way it tastes and the smoothness of this syrup. I made it per recipe, terrific as is. Will use this for rice pudding & bread pudding and maybe add brandy, rum, kaluha or ?. Recipe is a real winner! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2015
I have made a similar but larger recipe for years but I decided to try this one as it yielded a smaller amount than my usual. I'm not sure what I did wrong if anything...but what I wound up with were caramels. So I put it back on the heat and added extra buttermilk and put the baking soda in at this point. I wound up with something similar to what I was looking for and it tastes OK but I'll go back to my original recipe from now on. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2015
My husband and I love the way it tastes and the smoothness of this syrup. I made it per recipe, terrific as is. Will use this for rice pudding & bread pudding and maybe add brandy, rum, kaluha or ?. Recipe is a real winner! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2015
My husband and I love the way it tastes and the smoothness of this syrup. I made it per recipe, terrific as is. Will use this for rice pudding & bread pudding and maybe add brandy, rum, kaluha or ?. Recipe is a real winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2014
OMG this syrup is so good it's unbelievable. I have never liked buttermilk unless it was cooked in something so I wasn't sure how I'd like it but I knew hubby would like it. You can bet I'll be making this recipe again and again. I doubled this recipe so we'd have some for breakfast tomorrow too (So glad I did). I paired this syrup with the buttermilk pancake's II recipe also on this site and they were a match made in heaven. Thanks for posting this delicious homemade pancake syrup. You can bet this one is going in my favorite recipe file. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2018
we love this recipe with our german pancake. If you let it cook a bit more it will get slightly dark and turn to caramel sauce also. Left over sauce I use in my coffee in the morning to make caramel lattes. You can use it on ice creme or anything you wish. I love both version the light and the dark caramel one. Any recipe needing a caramel sauce this is, what I use now, it's fast and easy. Oh and when they say it will foam up, it is no joke...use a big sauce pan because it is fast and it will overflow a smaller pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2015
This is a great recipe. I've made it several times with various adaptations. I've used coconut oil in place if butter used some brown sugar even added raspberries once (turned it a metallic silvery-gray color). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2015
My husband & I loved this syrup on french toast.It tasted like warm melted vanilla ice cream yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2017
I love this recipe! It turns out like caramel sauce. You can use it like syrup or as an Icecream topping. It's ideal because it has so few ingredients! I highly recommend doing a SLOW warm up on the sugar butter and buttermilk. If you go too fast it can turn out grainy. I melt my butter first then add the buttermilk and sugar. Make sure the sugar has fully dissolved before adding the vanilla and baking soda. I'm so glad I found out this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2015
I first tasted buttermilk syrup when a friend made it. Her recipe is almost identical but it calls for corn syrup and this does not so I tried it out. AMAZING! Love this! I usually make it when I'm making buttermilk pancakes to use up some more of the buttermilk... and because it is easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2019
Amazing! For a little holiday flair I added 1/4 cup of pumpkin and some cinnamon. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/01/2015
I have made a similar but larger recipe for years but I decided to try this one as it yielded a smaller amount than my usual. I'm not sure what I did wrong if anything...but what I wound up with were caramels. So I put it back on the heat and added extra buttermilk and put the baking soda in at this point. I wound up with something similar to what I was looking for and it tastes OK but I'll go back to my original recipe from now on. Read More
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