Easy to make and so delicious, this Orange Blonde Butter Syrup with fresh orange zest is the best thing to happen to breakfast! Decadent and luscious, this syrup is thick and sweet. Full of orange zest it is refreshingly bright with a fun summery twist of flavor!
With a mere 5 minutes it is easy to prepare this sweet topping. Made with both butter and milk Blonde Butter syrup with fresh orange zest is rich, creamy and silky smooth.
Perfect for enjoying on pancakes, waffles, French toast, German Pancakes, crepes or ice-cream. Drizzle or pour it on thick, this liquid sugary gold is divine. Also known as Dutch Honey this quick homemade sauce is changing the breakfast game.
With a handful of basic ingredients you likely already have on hand, this syrup comes together in just mere minutes.
- Milk or Half and Half
- Baking Soda
- Orange Zest
🍳 Step-by-Step Instructions
Firstly, to get the Butter Blonde syrup going we need to add the sugar, milk and melted butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Stir everything together until the pot comes to a boil.
Then once boiling, set a timer for one minute. Continue to stir the syrup to keep it from over heating and crystalizing.
As soon as the timer is done, remove your pot with the Butter Blonde syrup from the heat. This is important! You want to be careful not to boil the syrup for too long otherwise it will begin to crystalize.
Then go ahead and add the vanilla and baking soda to the mixture. Afterwards stir everything together and watch for the magic to happen. My kids love to watch the baking soda reaction here.
Lastly, once your Orange Blonde Butter syrup is slightly thickened go ahead and add the freshly zested orange to the pot, give it a final stir and enjoy warm!
If preferred you can leave out the orange zest all together. This will give you a more traditional for a warm vanilla butter syrup instead.
💭 Top Tips
Flavor: Butter Blonde syrup has delicious warm vanilla and butter flavors. We personally love the added orange flavor the orange zest gives but if preferred you can leave out the orange zest all together. With that said you can absolutely switch the orange zest for other citrus favorites like lemon or lime.
Heat: Another thing to be careful and mindful of when making your Butter Blonde syrup is to not keep it on the heat for too long otherwise it will begin to crystalize.
Doubling: This recipe is great for doubling! For a sweet and simple homemade gift, try pouring it into little jars to share with friends.
Due to the dairy, any leftover syrup will need to be refrigerated. If looking for a cute and sensible syrup dispenser check this one out! I love that you can warm the syrup right up there in the dispenser.
Orange Blonde Butter Syrup will keep for 5-6 days in the fridge. When ready to serve it go ahead and pull from the fridge and let it warm over low heat on the stove or in the microwave and enjoy!
You can also freeze your homemade butter syrup in an airtight container if you want to keep it longer. If frozen Blonde Butter Syrup will last for up to 6 months. When you are ready to use it just pull it out and thaw or warm over low heat.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 orange, zested
- In a pot over med-high heat stir the sugar, milk and melted butter together.
- Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, set timer for one minute while stirring continually.
- After one minute remove the syrup from the heat.
- Add the vanilla and baking soda to the mixture. Stir everything together and watch for the magic to happen.
- Once syrup is slightly thickened add orange zest and enjoy warm!
- If preferred you can leave out the orange zest all together for a warm vanilla butter syrup instead. Or switch the orange zest for lemon or lime zest as desired.
- Store leftover syrup in an airtight container for 5 to 7 days in the fridge or the freezer for 6 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 34gProtein: 1g