Make Your Own Buttermilk

Make Your Own Buttermilk

I was so excited to learn this easy cooking trick!

Buttermilk is a great ingredient to add to cornbreads, cakes, pancakes, and various batters. It is also a main ingredient in my favorite homemade ranch dressing.

The problem is, it’s a unique ingredient, not used in a variety of foods, so I always end up buying a half-gallon and guiltily throwing out 3/4 of it.  

Thankfully, I won’t have this problem anymore!  Making buttermilk is SO easy and fast, and only has two simple ingredients.

Make Your Own Buttermilk

  1. Combine 1 tbsp of vinegar (or lemon juice) with 1 cup of milk
  2. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, until milk curdles

Once it is ready, it will have a thicker consistency.

So easy, right?

I was thrilled to make some delicious buttermilk pancakes for breakfast with this simple trick!

buttermilk 011No more expensive, wasted buttermilk for us.  🙂

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Make Your Own Buttermilk
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Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  1. Combine milk and vinegar, and give it a good stir. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, until milk curdles.
  2. *You can also substitute vinegar for an equal amount of lemon juice.

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10 Responses to Make Your Own Buttermilk

  1. rosita says:

    Thanks for the trick! I once did something alike but wasn’t sure…Now its perfect ’cause I cannot find buttermilk where I live!!!!!!!

  2. Diana says:

    I was just about to run to the store to get butter milk (which I’ve never used before) and I found your site. Thank you so much for this.

  3. Linda says:

    WOW! Thanks! Buttermilk only comes in handy once every two months or so for me.always have vinegar and lemon juice though.

  4. Siri says:

    Thank you!

    It is not possible to buy buttermilk in Norway, so I love this trick.

  5. hasliza muhamad says:

    Thank you andrea! love your buttermilk trick! solved my problems too

  6. Bobbi says:

    Can you make this with fat free milk. This is so cool to know!

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