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4.5 from 2 votes

Nana's Buttermilk Syrup

A family recipe for the best buttermilk syrup you can use on almost anything.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes, topping, waffles
Servings: 12 servings


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add sugar and buttermilk. Stirring often, let come to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla and baking soda, stir. Syrup will become foamy.
  • Let it rest for a few minutes. Serve warm, store leftovers in the fridge.


You can also make this in the microwave! Melt butter in a microwave-safe dish. Add sugar and buttermilk. Microwave another 45 seconds until sugar dissolves. Add baking soda. Heat for 15 seconds. Stir (expect some foam!). Add vanilla and stir. Serve hot and enjoy!