Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup Mix

Ah, a caramel syrup with a touch of butterscotch.

Incredible! It's fantastic on pancakes or a dessert! It works on everything from angel food cake to gingerbread to ice cream to French toast. It is a rich, smooth caramel syrup laced with tones of butterscotch. It truly is incredible. This is your every weekend syrup. It will make you a hero. Read...

Incredible! It's fantastic on pancakes or a dessert!

It works on everything from angel food cake to gingerbread to ice cream to French toast. It is a rich, smooth caramel syrup laced with tones of butterscotch. It truly is incredible.

This is your every weekend syrup. It will make you a hero. Read the reviews. Then stock up.  

What is buttermilk syrup?

Buttermilk syrup is made with a combination of buttermilk and a base, usually baking soda. Buttermilk is an acid. When you add the water to make the syrup, you create a chemical reaction that creates lots of foamy bubbles. (As the syrup cools, you'll lose the bubbles.) The chemical reaction neutralizes the acid in the buttermilk, and the buttermilk loses its tang.

Buttermilk without the tang and sweetened has a very caramelly, butterscotch, flavor. It's rich and smooth and incredibly delicious. The key to a great buttermilk syrup is to have exactly the right balance of acid to base in the ingredients. We tested the acidity in each batch to make sure we had it just right.

You can make it at home, from scratch, but you'll have to experiment--not only with the acidity but with the desired sweetness. If you decide to do it, pick up some litmus paper. That's how you know when you have all the acid neutralized.

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Understanding the Science of Syrup and Candy Making

What can you make with your syrup?

Sugar syrup is simply sugar and water, cooked, and the basics of candy making. 

Caramel is sugar, water, and butter, cooked.  Our buttermilk syrup is sugar, water, and butter with buttermilk added. Plus, we and a little more to neutralize, and get the acid out of the buttermilk. If you take the acid out of buttermilk, it’s no longer bitter. It has a sweet, milky caramelly flavor with a bit of a butterscotch tone. But even with the buttermilk, it’s still a caramel syrup.

Caramel is a candy. How long it is cooked determines its consistency. All candies are cooked above the boiling point, 212 degrees. Above 212 degrees, the sugar water combination progressively thickens and turns color from clear to golden to a deep caramel color.

Cook your syrup to 230 degrees, and you will have a warm, light brown color. If you continue to cook it, it gets browner and thicker turning from syrup to soft candy to hard candy.

So, what can I do with my syrup?

When your syrup starts to turn a golden, light brown, it’s thick enough to put on your pancakes. And the neutralized buttermilk will make the flavor phenomenally good.

Cook it just a bit more and pour it over popcorn for caramel popcorn.  Most candy popcorn has soda added to take away some of the stickiness and soften the candy. Your syrup already has soda added.

Cook it a bit again and you have a thick, buttery caramel that you can pour warm over your ice cream.

And yes, you can cook it a little longer and make caramel candy.

You can use your caramel syrup in many of your desserts. Experiment. We started with buttermilk syrup, cooked it a bit longer, and then made caramel butterscotch pudding.

This mix makes two cups of syrup, depending on how long you cook it.

Ingredients: Sugar, dry buttermilk, corn syrup, baking soda, and natural and artificial flavors.


How to Make Buttermilk Pudding with a Buttermilk Syrup Mix

  • 1 buttermilk syrup mix to make three cups of syrup
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  1. Empty the mix into a medium bowl. Stir the cornstarch into the mix.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the milk and cream.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream mixture and the mix. Stir.
  4. Place the pan back on the heat and cook until boiling, stirring with a whisk. Remove from the heat and continue stirring until the bubbles subside.
  5. Scrape the pudding into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap pressed down onto the surface of the pudding so that it does not form a crust and refrigerate.

See What Customers Are Saying

Really great on so many different things, pancakes, cakes, and even really good over ice cream.Very versatile and delicious.A regular favorite for me now. —Sheila

My new syrup! My long-time favorite (store-bought) syrup is no longer being made. I was devastated and searched high and low for a new fave. I have found it with this syrup. (Though I will try the Maple Buttermilk next and we may have a close 1st and 2nd). So easy...can make at home in the time it takes to go to a store and purchase a bottle. —Suzanne J

I received 2 packages of Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup mix as a gift last Christmas from my brother and sister-in-law. WOW!!! It was the best introduction to a most wonderful tasting syrup! I have since purchased many packages not only for my own purpose, but to give it as gifts. I absolutely love the taste and enjoy seeing others' expressions of delight when they taste it! The cinnamon flavor is really good, too! —Meledie K

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Jolene Hurst
Delish for sure!

I had a lot of Christmas company and so I decided on waffles for Christmas morning! I used my reindeer waffle maker and topped them off with the Old Fashioned Buttermilk syrup from Prepared Pantry! What a hit!!! Everyone one love it! Scrumptious!!!

Barbara Anderson
My Favorite Syrup

This has to be my favorite syrup ever. Not only have I used it for pancakes and waffles, but it's also good drizzled over any kind of fruits that may be a little tart. It is also makes a delicious pear butter using a crockpot full of peeled, diced pears and a package of the dry syrup mix and a little cinnamon. Can't wait to try it with apples next!

Sheryl Thompson

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Syrup Mix.

Sheila Stuart

This is really good on many things pancakes,cake glaze ice cream, bread pudding,rice pudding.It's good to have it around.

Julia Iglinski

I took the pancake mix and the syrup down to my daughters in Utah...it's their favorite. I love your chocolate chips and I usually get the milk. I miss being able to come in and browse.

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