January 2, 2012

Buttermilk Substitute


 Buttermilk Substitute

So, what if you want to make a recipe that calls for buttermilk and you don’t have any? This has happened to me so many times. Now, I have an easy buttermilk substitute I can make with two simple ingredients I always have on hand. And I’m sure you have them on hand too. But this is just for cooking, not for drinking.

It doesn’t store for long and makes a cup so you either have to toss it after a day or two or just make a bunch of stuff.

Easy Buttermilk Substitute

Difficulty: Easy


Milk (just under one cup)
1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice


1. Place 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.

2. Add enough milk to measure 1 cup. If you accidentally pour the milk first, just take 1 Tablespoon out to then add the vinegar or lemon.

3. Mix gently.

4. Allow to stand approximately five minute. It will look like it curdled. It’s supposed to look that way.

5. Use as required in your recipe.

Hope this comes in handy!


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Karen January 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

This is how my Grandma made Buttermilk for her Devil’s Food Cake. Yum!

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