Growing up, I actually hated syrup on my pancakes. My taste buds have since changed and I now love syrup (my waistline would probably be happier if I didn’t like it!). But, I am convinced that if the 8-year-old me that hated syrup had tried this buttermilk syrup I would have come around a lot faster!
This buttermilk is super simple to make and is ready in just a few minutes. Just melt your butter, buttermilk, and sugars down in a pan together. Bring to a boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Add in your vanilla and baking soda and watch the magic happen! Your syrup will start to bubble up--this is the baking soda reacting with the acid in the buttermilk and brown sugar. The reaction between the acid and the baking soda creates tiny carbon dioxide bubbles giving you that soft caramely syrup. It helps keep the syrup soft and keeps it from getting too dense.
This syrup is so dreamy, smooth and rich with a slight tang from the buttermilk. The depth of flavor from both the white sugar and brown sugar, you guys I could go on and on about this syrup. Seriously, its so dreamy I have to resist just sitting there with a spoon and eating it!
This syrup would be good on more than just your typical pancakes and waffles! It would pair perfectly with ice cream, apple pie, peach cobbler, or even cinnamon rolls! The sky is the limit when syrup is this tasty.
Update: Today I had it on some peach sorbet, OHMYGOODNESS, I'm in tastebud heaven.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, add butter, buttermilk, and sugars. Combine ingredients thoroughly and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, let mixture boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda, the mixture will foam up quite a bit. Keep stirring for 1 minute. The foam will reside as the mixture cools. Serve warm or cool.