Pouring homemade syrup on a stack of pancakes.
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Homemade Syrup {Butter Syrup}

Homemade syrup is easy to make and so delicious! This recipe turns out every time. It's buttery, and thick and has a unique flavor twist!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homeamde syrup, homemade butter syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 109kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley



  • 1/2 cup butter one stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract can substitute vanilla extract


  • Add butter, sugar, milk, and honey to a 2.5 quart saucepan (see note).
  • Bring to a rolling boil (see note) and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Off heat, add baking soda and almond extract.
  • Whisk to mix together, the syrup will bubble and foam vigorously.
  • Let rest for a few minutes to let the foam settle down.
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • Store in an airtight container (like a mason jar) in the fridge, reheating and stirring before use to melt and combine.


A 2.5 quart saucepan is the smallest size you will want to use for this recipe. It will bubble and foam up quite a bit once the baking soda is added.
A rolling boil is a boil that does not break even when you stir the liquid. It will take about 5 minutes to get the mixture to a rolling boil. I set a timer for the 2 minute boil step.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 10mg