Homemade Buttermilk Syrup

This recipe for easy homemade buttermilk syrup was given to me by my neighbor years ago, and I have absolutely loved it ever since.  

She always called it Maglebys Buttermilk Syrup.  I am not sure if it is the authentic Maglebys syrup recipe, but I do know that it is delicious.

I realize that buttermilk syrup is pretty popular and if you don't already have a recipe for it, it is very easy to find one.  But, I thought I would finally get my favorite version up on the blog.

It is so simple to make.  Just boil together buttermilk, butter, and sugar. Then add baking soda and vanilla and stir together for a foamy, yummy, buttery syrup that everyone loves.

The best advice I can give you for when you make this syrup is to make sure you make it in a big enough pan.  Once you stir in that baking soda, it foams up fast, and you don't want a buttermilk syrup mess all over your stovetop.  A medium saucepan works well for me, but I definitely could not get away with anything smaller.

Serve this syrup warm, and then put any leftovers in a jar and store it in the refrigerator.  It will need to be rewarmed before serving again.

Just a note - as the syrup cools it will get less foamy and kind of settle into layers.  This is totally normal.  Once you reheat it, give it a stir to recombine everything.  It will not be as foamy as when it is freshly made, but it will taste exactly the same and is totally worth using up any leftovers.

So, here is my favorite buttermilk syrup.  Thanks Ginny for the fabulous (and easy) recipe!!

Perfect, Easy, Homemade Buttermilk Syrup.