Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is so delicious on pancakes, waffles, french toast (basically anything it touches). It happens to be a perfect match to Pumpkin Waffles.


  1. Bring the butter, sugar, buttermilk and Karo syrup to a boil in large pan. Remove from heat and stir.
  2. Then add the baking soda and vanilla. Mixture will fizz to twice the size. Let set, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve while hot.
Most Helpful

This syrup was so easy to make, and it tastes fantastic. This recipe is a keeper. I did have to change pans after adding the baking soda to make room for the syrup to expand. It is definitely worth dirtying the extra pan!

Manchester United! November 04, 2006

What an excellent syrup to serve with waffles. I used Ratherbeswimmin' Grandma's Buttermilk Waffles and they were a match definately made in heaven!! I never have Karo syrup on hand, so I used 1st Grade Maple Syrup. My only caution would be is that once the syrup has bee made, it retains it's heat, so either make it up ahead of time or let it cool down somewhat before serving. I normally don't rate recipes when I don't have all the ingredients, but this was way to good to let it pass! As much as I love my maple syrup....this buttermilk syrup just got top billing! Thank you, so much for a wonderful recipe!!

Abby Girl February 27, 2010

yum, yum, yum, yum, yum....This is by far my favorite syrup. It is a guilty pleasure. I first tasted buttermilk syrup at a street fair where somebody was selling some. Of course I had to buy it and a day later when it was all gone I decided to check and see if I could find a recipe so that I could have it any time I wanted. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

ChefJen #306542 March 06, 2008