I can't taste the difference between this syrup and caramel ice cream topping. It tastes like it should be on a dessert!
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. sugar*
1 tsp. vanilla
Over medium-high heat in a large saucepan, bring butter, buttermilk and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and soda. Return to medium heat and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. (It will expand and foam up during this stage, so be sure to use a large saucepan to prevent boiling over.)
*We use brown sugar, or 1/4 c. white sugar and 1/4 c. brown sugar to give it more of a caramel flavor.