Delicious Homemade Buttermilk Syrup | Little Luna

Delicious Homemade Buttermilk Syrup | Little Luna

Throw away the store-bought syrup and stir in a batch of smooth buttery homemade buttermilk syrup! Pour it on pancakes, waffles and pancakes. Only 5 kinds of raw materials are needed and it can be made in 5 minutes!

Every once in a while, there will be some special breakfast recipes that require a special syrup to be placed on it. This buttermilk syrup is specially made to accompany our Swedish pancakes, but it is better than all pancakes, waffles and French toast!

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

I won’t lie… You can’t make Swedish pancakes without homemade buttermilk syrup.

This is our absolute favorite, if you already have it before you know the reason. This is delicious! !

We even like to add some cinnamon sometimes, especially when we make pumpkin pancakes. This syrup is easy to make and only takes a few minutes. This is what you need…

How to make buttermilk syrup

5 ingredients, 5 minutes – You need these 5 ingredients (yes, only 5!) to make your homemade buttermilk syrup:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup of buttermilk (or we use ½ cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice instead)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon.vanilla

need to be able to do this: Melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Add sugar, buttermilk and vanilla and mix well. Bring to a boil, then add baking soda and stir until all is combined. It only takes about 5-10 minutes from start to finish! Simple!

(notes: No buttermilk on hand? Just fill the measuring cup with milk and add a teaspoon of lemon juice. 😉)

Tips for Buttermilk Pancake Syrup + Variations


  • Use a medium to large pan to hold all the foam.
  • The longer you simmer, the more foam and consistency it will have. It will also darken in color and produce a hint of caramel.
  • Be sure to stir frequently to avoid scorching the bottom.


This buttermilk syrup is delicious, but you can easily Change the taste Add ¼ teaspoon of almond or coconut extract or spices, such as ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

Not only can you change the taste, you can also creatively pour the syrup on top. In addition to traditional breakfast foods, you can also pour it on the funnel cake and use it as a topping for apple crisp, or pour it into a bowl and dip it in Churro Bites.

How to store/reheat buttermilk syrup

You can store buttermilk syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. You can even put it in the refrigerator! So continue to do double batches, and you will always have some on hand when you want it. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

To make reheating super easy, I like to store the syrup in a mason jar. Just remove the lid and microwave for 30-60 seconds. For larger portions, you can reheat it in a pan on the stove.

Provide buttermilk syrup:

Course breakfast

American cuisine

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Total time 10 minutes

Serves 15 containers

Calories 160 kcal

Author Little Luna

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (substitute, use ½ cup milk and 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat.

  • Add sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla, stir well and cook for a few minutes.

  • Add the baking soda and stir until all is combined. When finished, the mixture will foam and foam.

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