Coconut Buttermilk Syrup

We’ve always been obsessed (as have all of you) with our buttermilk syrup recipe. I often joke it’s like liquid gold, but really, it’s the only pancake syrup I make anymore.

Or at least it was. Things are changing over here and it’s going to rock your world. Coconut Buttermilk Syrup is sweet and buttery with a hint of coconut. Let the drooling commence!

 

A photo of coconut buttermilk syrup being poured on a stack of pancakes topped with banana slices.

 

Our friend, Mya taught me to switch the vanilla for coconut extract and I am beyond words. It’s so blasted good! I would bathe in it if I could (very skin clarifying, I am sure!), but then I think about cleaning the mess that would be left behind and stick to just eating it. Devouring it! Oh and it has magical powers too, stay tuned to learn more!

You have a couple of options with this coconut buttermilk syrup, cook it like we do our buttermilk syrup, or boil for a little longer and it becomes a thick and wonderful sauce that has this incredible hint of coconut. It’s so light you might not even catch it at first, but everyone will be drooling over the results. 

 

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What is Buttermilk?

Buttermilk is a dairy drink. Originally, buttermilk was the residual liquid left behind after churning butter out of cultured cream. This type of buttermilk is referred to as traditional buttermilk and the fermented dairy product that we are more familiar with is known as cultured buttermilk. This is the kind of buttermilk you can buy at the grocery store. You can find it by the milk, half & half, and cream.

 

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Substitute for Buttermilk

I almost always have buttermilk on hand since I use it for so many different things, like our melt in your mouth buttermilk pancakes that we eat almost weekly. But I know it isn’t something that everyone has on their grocery list, so if you have a hankering for buttermilk pancakes and this coconut buttermilk syrup, have no fear! Here are the steps for making your own buttermilk substitute at home:

  1. Pour 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice into a glass measuring cup
  2. Add enough milk to the measuring cup to measure 1 cup
  3. Let it sit for 5 minutes

 

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How Long Does Buttermilk Syrup Last?

If you have any of this coconut buttermilk syrup left over, it should be kept in a airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay good in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. When you want to use it again, make sure it is in a microwave safe container and reheat it for about 1 minute. Watch it carefully so it doesn’t boil over.

If you want your buttermilk syrup to last even longer, it can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

 

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Is it Possible to Can Buttermilk Syrup?

It might seem like canning this liquid gold would be a great way to preserve it even longer, but unfortunately, there is no safe way to can dairy products. Darn, you’ll just have to make more pancakes or waffles to use it all up!

 

A photo of a blue and white plate with a stack of pancakes on it topped with banana slices and coconut buttermilk syrup with a slice of pancakes taken out.

 

I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for ice cream! Remember how I said you could boil this coconut buttermilk syrup a little longer and it becomes a thick luscious syrup? Well, pour that all over a couple of scoops of ice cream, and you have yourself an ice cream sundae to die for! Sprinkle it with a few chopped pecans or walnuts! Oooooohhh…and some shredded coconut! Hold me back!

 

A photo of a blue and white plate with a stack of pancakes on it topped with banana slices and coconut buttermilk syrup.

 

More Flavors?

Since being introduced to this coconut spin on our buttermilk syrup, my mind has been reeling with the possibilities.

Would other flavored extracts work?

  • Almond?
  • Banana?
  • Raspberry?
  • Peach?
  • Root beer?

 

Ok, that last one might have taken it too far, but seriously…it might be delicious! At least my kids would think so! We are about to have 15 batches of buttermilk syrup to eat around here!

 

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Pour Some Syrup on Me!

Cue your inner Def Leppard, and start singing, “pour some syrup on me, ooooh in the name of love!!!” Now anytime I pour syrup on my kids’ pancakes, I start singing this song, and my girl shrivel up and die! It’s especially fun to do if they happen to have a friend over. “I’m hot, sticky sweet, from my head to my feet, yeah!” I’m pretty sure Def Leppard was singing about this coconut buttermilk syrup!

 

A photo of a blue and white plate with a stack of pancakes on it topped with banana slices and coconut buttermilk syrup with a slice of pancakes taken out.

 

Take Me to the Beach

This syrup has a magical power. The first time I made it, I licked a little bit off my finger, and I was immediately transported to the beach! I was laying on a towel on the warm sand listening to the waves crash on the shore with a pina colada (virgin, of course!) in my hand. It only lasted for a moment but it really happened! Then I opened my eyes and I was still in the middle of Utah, but a girl can daydream, right?! This coconut buttermilk syrup takes you there! Now I kinda want to put some pineapple chunks in my pancakes and make a pina colada inspired breakfast! More mind reeling!!

 

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Coconut Buttermilk Syrup

We've always been obsessed (as have all of you) with our buttermilk syrup recipe. I often joke it's like liquid gold, but really, it's the only pancake syrup I make anymore.Or at least it was. Things are changing over here and it's going to rock your world. It's sweet and buttery with a hint of coconut. Let the drooling commence!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Over 200 Favorite Easy Breakfast Recipes
Keyword: breakfast, buttermilk, coconut, french toast, pancakes, syrup, waffles
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Sweet Basil

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1 tablespoon Light karo syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • In a large pot or saucepan over medium heat add the butter, sugar, buttermilk, and karo syrup.
  • Heat until everything is well combined and bring to a boil.
  • Quickly remove the pot from the heat and add the baking soda and coconut extract, place back over the heat, stirring constantly. The syrup will grow large and threaten to boil over which is why a large pot is essential. If it gets too close to the edge remove from the burner and continue stirring to bring it down.
  • Allow to simmer for 5-10 minutes over the heat, stirring occasionally until the color begins to turn amber and the liquid thickens.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 189mg | Sugar: 37g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Coconut Buttermilk Syrup”

  1. I would use it on spice cake.