Butter Milk Syrup AKA “I’d eat cardboard if this was on it-syrup” (Yes, it’s THAT good!)

I know the name “Butter Milk Syrup” sounds a little strange, at least I thought so when I first heard it, but then I tasted it and was sold!  If you haven’t tried it yet, you must.  It’s the perfect thing to have for a special breakfast, over pancakes, waffles, french toast…anything.  
 
Ingredients:
3/4 c. buttermilk (or 3/4 c milk with 1 Tbs lemon juice or vinegar added in and set aside for 5 min.)
1 1/2 c. sugar (I’ve tried it with honey too and it was delicious, a little different flavor but delicious)
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg (optional, but I highly recommend it!)
Instructions:
1-If you’re making your butter milk pour the milk and lemon juice of vinegar in a bowl and set aside.  If you already have butter milk, skip to step 2.
2-Put the butter milk,sugar, butter and baking soda in a BIG pot.  This recipe will foam up really big and overflow if your pot isn’t big enough! 
3-Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce heat to low (still bubbling) stirring constantly.  You can stir this on low for 5 to 8 minutes depending on how you like your syrup.  The longer you cook it that more caramelized it becomes.  It will slowly get darker and richer in taste.  
After about 5 minutes of cooking.
 
We usually like it around 5 minutes but sometimes I keep on boiling it until it’s a nice caramel that I can then use on popcorn or ice cream or whatever.
After about 7 minutes of cooking.
4-Remove from heat and add vanilla.  There will be foam on top so give it a good stir.

2 thoughts on “Butter Milk Syrup AKA “I’d eat cardboard if this was on it-syrup” (Yes, it’s THAT good!)

  1. Maggie says:

    Never in my life have I thought I’d need to make a panicked trip to Wal-Mart for BUTTERMILK. I stand corrected . . .right now.

    • rachel.biesinger@gmail.com says:

      I promise it WILL be worth the trip, Maggie! Though you can do the milk + lemon juice or vinegar tip I mentioned above and it works just as well, if you have those ingredients.

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