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Homemade Creamy Buttermilk Maple Syrup

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Homemade creamy buttermilk maple syrup that will blow your mind! ohsweetbasil.com

And then I made homemade creamy buttermilk maple syrup and all was right in the world. Take that restless night’s sleep. I refuse to let you win. Didn’t you know that waffles and maple syrup, especially buttermilk syrup always fix everything? Bad breakup? Homemade syrup will cure that. Oh, you left your windows down and it rained? BAM! Homemade syrup to the rescue again.

Homemade creamy buttermilk maple syrup that will blow your mind! ohsweetbasil.com

Alright, I can feel through the interwebs that some of you aren’t convinced. You think syrup isn’t really that big of a deal. You. Are. Wrong. I grew up on Mom’s homemade maple syrup, buttermilk syrup, raspberry or blackberry homemade syrup and look how good I turned out! Clearly it’s the syrup.

Homemade creamy buttermilk maple syrup that will blow your mind! ohsweetbasil.com

And this one is the king, the champion, the blasted olympian of them all. It’s warm, creamy and slightly mapley (not a word) and it will totally make you feel better if you sop it up with a homemade waffle or better yet, our melt in your mouth buttermilk pancakes. Do it. Get it done.

Can Buttermilk Replace Sour Cream?

Buttermilk can be used instead of sour cream in many recipes.

For baking, replace 1 cup of sour cream with 7/8 cup buttermilk plus 3 tablespoons butter.

Does Buttermilk Syrup Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes, buttermilk syrup should be kept in the refrigerator.

Buttermilk syrup will keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Does Maple Syrup Need to Be Refrigerated?

Unopened maple syrup will keep indefinitely, but it must be refrigerated once opened.

100 percent pure maple syrup should keep for a year opened in the refrigerator, and indefinitely in the freezer.

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Homemade Creamy Buttermilk Maple Syrup

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Homemade Creamy Buttermilk Maple Syrup

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon maple extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and as it begins to melt, add the buttermilk, sugar, corn syrup and maple.
  • Whisk to combine then allow to come to a boil and cook, boiling for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in the baking soda.
  • Place back on the burner and cook for 1 minute, never leaving the stove as it will boil up all foamy and huge. If needed, remove from heat until it stops foaming.
  • Serve immediately.


A large pot is necessary so it doesn't boil over
store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Creamy Buttermilk Maple Syrup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 196IU4%
Calcium 15mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • This might be a silly question, but should you use dark or light corn syrup? Or does it matter? I’m planning to make this to go along with the blueberry pancake bake from your site for my family on Christmas morning. I’m so excited, I think everyone will love it! Rich & creamy homemade syrup? Talk about gourmet, haha! I know the pancake bake was a guest post, but still, thanks for the lovely unique recipes I can impress my family with 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Elizabeth! I have always used light corn syrup. We would love to hear how everything goes Christmas morning!

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  • I commented on this recipe recently, and it’s still our new favorite! However, after making this a few times, I’ve found that I curdled the buttermilk once or twice. What causes this? Am I overheating? I add the buttermilk after I melted the butter. Should
    I instead add it with the cold butter? Thanks in advance!

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    • Yes, overheating will cause curdling. If you whisk it, you can usually smooth it back out.

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  • Okay, I almost NEVER comment on recipes, but this one deserves it. A ++++! The only changes I made was using about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 3/4 cup white. I also only had a half cup of buttermilk, but this stuff was amazing. Almost like straight up caramel. Seriously golden recipe!

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    • I pretty much never make anything else these days! It is so good! Thanks for the feedback!

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  • Wow how perfectly scrumptious!!

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    • Thanks my friend!

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  • prettiest syrup I ever did see!

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  • Well, i have about pancakes before,but this Homemade Creamy Buttermilk Maple Syrup sounds so yummy to me. Its just mouthwatering.

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  • I think these waffles just might be able to fix any bad day! They look fantastic!!!

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  • I must say I never paid much attention to syrup, but after looking at these pics I can definitely believe its healing capabilities.

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  • This syrup looks like it absolutely will fix everything! The syrup is the most important part of any meal after all.

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    • Absolutely!

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  • I’ve never made my own maple syrup. Everything homemade is always best though! Excited to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Oh, you’ll love it!

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