Memorial Day Breakfast - Ivy City Co

Memorial Day Breakfast

Memorial Day Breakfast Recipe: Buttermilk Syrup

Memorial Day is around the corner & we've got the most delicious recipe for you! Did we mention that it is super easy to make?! If you're looking for something sweet to add to your Memorial Day breakfast, look no further! Like the fun mom you are, switch out your traditional maple syrup for this buttermilk syrup and your kids will love you forever! 

Homemade Buttermilk Syrup Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min 
Cook Time: 5 minutes 
Serves 7

Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 c. sugar

  • 1 c. buttermilk

  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine

  • 2 tsp. light corn syrup

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • 1 tsp. baking soda 


1. Bring sugar, butter, buttermilk, and corn syrup to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.

2. Let boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. (I usually let it boil for the full 5 minutes, but if you want a thinner syrup you should only let the mixture boil for around 1 minute).

3. Remove from heat and add baking soda & vanilla. Stir.

4. Serve warm over pancakes, waffles or even ice cream. You'll be tempted to eat it plain it's THAT good. ;)


- I love pairing this with whipped cream, strawberries, raspberries, & blueberries to add something patriotic to celebrate!

- The original recipe was half of this one, but it makes a very small amount. We always double it to feed the whole family! (And to make room for seconds, because trust me - everyone will want seconds!)

- It also saves super well, so put it in the fridge & you can enjoy this syrup for days to come! 

We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. It is the perfect touch for a festive breakfast or a breakfast for dinner kind of day! You can throw this together so quickly & get back to remembering your loved ones this Memorial Day. If you make this recipe make sure to tag us @ivycityco on social media! Have the sweetest Memorial Day!