This is a great homemade syrup that we found at a little B&B in South Dakota. This syrup is wonderful on hot, fresh blueberry pancakes.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda. Bring to a boil, and cook for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla.

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Nutrition Facts

136.8 calories; 0.4 g protein; 21.3 g carbohydrates; 15.7 mg cholesterol; 133.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
I have made several recipes like this. Here's a few things to note. #1. When it cools, it gets hard. Like chewy caramels. Reheat it. #2. The longer you boil it, the THICKER and, later, CHEWIER it will get. You'll know when it has reached the point where it is no longer just a bunch of stuff in a pot and has become a sauce, because the color changes and the entire texture of the mixture changes abruptly. #3. This mixture grows in volume to about 6 times or more what you originally put in there. Use a HUGE pot and don't walk away from it. If it's getting too high, remove from heat, stir it down, reduce heat, and put it back. #4. The baking soda doesn't make a "bitter" taste. Burning the vanilla does. Remove from heat, and stir it until it doesn't bubble anymore, then stir in the vanilla. That "bitter" flavor is what happens when you burn vanilla, in ANY recipe. I hope these tips help someone; this is a fabulous syrup/sauce/caramel ice cream topping/cheesecake topping/whatever you want. Thanks for the recipe & the excuse to make another version of this totally sinful sauce! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2011
This is just an ok version of a Buttermilk Syrup recipe. By tweaking a few things, the results yield a fluffier, cream-colored syrup which is far superior in my opinion. Try this: combine 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1/2 cup butter in sauce pan. Boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and add 3/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Stir until blended and voila, awesome syrup! Adding the baking soda AFTER boiling really does the trick. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2010
I have made several recipes like this. Here's a few things to note. #1. When it cools, it gets hard. Like chewy caramels. Reheat it. #2. The longer you boil it, the THICKER and, later, CHEWIER it will get. You'll know when it has reached the point where it is no longer just a bunch of stuff in a pot and has become a sauce, because the color changes and the entire texture of the mixture changes abruptly. #3. This mixture grows in volume to about 6 times or more what you originally put in there. Use a HUGE pot and don't walk away from it. If it's getting too high, remove from heat, stir it down, reduce heat, and put it back. #4. The baking soda doesn't make a "bitter" taste. Burning the vanilla does. Remove from heat, and stir it until it doesn't bubble anymore, then stir in the vanilla. That "bitter" flavor is what happens when you burn vanilla, in ANY recipe. I hope these tips help someone; this is a fabulous syrup/sauce/caramel ice cream topping/cheesecake topping/whatever you want. Thanks for the recipe & the excuse to make another version of this totally sinful sauce! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
After sampling a buttermilk syrup at a local farmer's market I thought I'd try and track down a recipe I could make at home. I am soooo happy I found this recipe. It's very similar and doesn't cost nearly as much to make as they were charging at the market ( 7 for a little tub!) I am going to make & bottle this up for my neighbor's for Christmas present along with pancake mix. Thank you so much for the fabulous recipe!!!----2nd Review: K I made this a 2nd time & purposely omitted the baking soda. It's sooo much better. It doesn't have a bitter baking soda taste like the first batch & it's a pretty white color. It does have to cook a little longer & thickens up upon sitting on a heating pad off the stove. I like it even better the 2nd way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2007
This syrup is heavenly! I never thought buttermilk could make such a yummy caramel sauce but every time we make this syrup it's a huge hit. Just beware of how it doubles or triples in bulk as it boils and use a large enough pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2008
I make pancakes almost every morning and had buttermilk on hand so i decided to try this homemade syrup (instead of the usuall store-bought kind). This syrup is heavenly. It's so much better than store-bought syrup and it's easy to make. I always save leftovers in the fridge and heat it up when i want to use it again. FYI: Lately Ive brought the sugar down to just 1 cup instead of 1 1/2 cups and it still tastes very sweet Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2007
So YUMMY! I didn't have any buttermilk so I added 2 1/2 t of lemon juice to 3/4 cup -2 1/2 t milk and let it sit until thickened. I wasn't sure if this would work but it did and hey less calories! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2006
Ridiculously good. I started a small kitchen fire because I forgot to cook it in a big pot so remember to do that. But really if my house had burned down and all I managed to save was the syrup it possibly would have been worth it... it's excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2006
Simply amazing! I didn't have corn syrup so I used 2t corn starch and 1T flour to thicken it and after it cooled it thickened. This syrup is wonderful. I highly recommend it to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2006
This makes a beautiful caramel sauce. To avoid accidents I made this in a large enameled cast-iron bean pot and was thankful I did. When this foams up during cooking it seems to triple in size! I let this cool to warm room temperature and served it with vanilla ice cream blueberries and a sprinkle of freshly ground sea salt. This might sound strange but the salt with the caramel was fantastic and turned out to be one of our favorite desserts ever. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
I had a little extra buttermilk from making buttermilk pancakes II (yummy!) so found this to try. I made it on a day when I had too many pots on the stove so I cooked it on very low. The phone rang people came to the door... in general I was very distracted the entire time. I kept the burner on low until the butter melted stirring occasionally then bumped it up to 2 then 3. It foamed but I didn't realize that was probably "boil". I actually turned it off when the interruptions got too much. When I came back I thought for sure it would be ruined but it was perfect! So if you are worried about it boiling over or burning or not being able to stir it as often try cooking it on very low. A little more time needed but it turns out great without as much babysitting! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2011
This is just an ok version of a Buttermilk Syrup recipe. By tweaking a few things, the results yield a fluffier, cream-colored syrup which is far superior in my opinion. Try this: combine 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1/2 cup butter in sauce pan. Boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and add 3/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Stir until blended and voila, awesome syrup! Adding the baking soda AFTER boiling really does the trick. Read More
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