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
- Combine 1 tbsp of vinegar (or lemon juice) with 1 cup of milk
- 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!
No more expensive, wasted buttermilk for us. 🙂
Make Your Own Buttermilk
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tbsp vinegar
Combine milk and vinegar, and give it a good stir. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, until milk curdles.
*You can also substitute vinegar for an equal amount of lemon juice.
What kind of vinegar do you use for the buttermilk? Thanks
I use white vinegar
Vision IAS says
Thank you! Love your buttermilk trick! Solved my problems too.
Candy Rachelle says
I do really love buttermilk pancakes for my daughter’s breakfast. and this buttermilk recipe is a must try and easy to prepare. Will definitely try this one.
Oyinkan Ogunleye says
I haven’t had pancakes in so long! I usually make them from plantain powder but this looks great.
Sheri - A Busy Bee's Life says
I just cannot believe how easy this is! I never put any thought into how to make it myself, but seeing that it is so easy, I now see no reason to ever buy it again.
Farrah Less G. says
I love my pancakes for my breakfast or snack. I would love to try this homemade buttermilk made from scratch it looks easy to prepare.
Wow, never though that it was that easy to make buttermilk. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Melodi Steinberg says
What a super easy recipe! I love easy stuff!
Jennifer L says
Oh wow I was expecting a long process to make buttermilk, but there’s literally two ingredients. I am so making some buttermilk for buttermilk pancakes this weekend.
Leigh Anne Borders says
I have never even thought to do this. Sounds like a really cool way to make it. I think my family would enjoy having it.
I love buttermilk biscuits and pancakes. I didn’t realize buttermilk was so easy to make.
krissie colton says
This looks absolutely so easy, simple and something we never think of, I’ve saved the recipe so that I can try this over the next few days, with some fried chicken thanks for sharing.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
Thanks for this, I was tired of recipes that called for it, because even purchasing the smallest size of it most of it went to waste as well, I am going to try this, I have this chocolate chip buttermilk pancake mix I have been dying to try! Do you have a preference on the taste when it comes to using vinegar or lemon, which is your preference?
buttermilk biscuit and pancakes. I never new how simple it was to make. I will certainly check this out.
Marissa Zurfluh says
That is a really nice tip! That will certainly save money on resources!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
I have made my own buttermilk several times for many different applications. This is fabulous!
I do this quite frequently when I make my homemade pancake batter! It is really great and works so well.
To be honest I had no idea what buttermilk was or how you make it. I don’t think I have ever used it in cooking. It’s good to know that you can make the pancakes fluffier when you use it.
That is crazily easy! And I have all those ingredients in the house too!
tara pittman says
I have been using this method all the time. That way I don’t have to buy a large amount of buttermilk.
I can recall my husbands grandmother making her own buttermilk many times. She would run out and send someone after some but in the mean -while she would make some up. She never did like to wait thanks for the memory and sharing the tip will be sharing with my daughters thanks
Roger Reid says
Great tip, my husband enjoys my creamy buttermilk and can’t get enough. All the best Rogerxx
Thanks for tip I live on an island and can not get buttermilk.
Thanks for the trick! I once did something alike but wasn’t sure…Now its perfect ’cause I cannot find buttermilk where I live!!!!!!!
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.
Glad this helped 🙂
WOW! Thanks! Buttermilk only comes in handy once every two months or so for me.always have vinegar and lemon juice though.
Glad to help 🙂
It is not possible to buy buttermilk in Norway, so I love this trick.
hasliza muhamad says
Thank you andrea! love your buttermilk trick! solved my problems too
Can you make this with fat free milk. This is so cool to know!
Yes! Whole, 2% or skim milk should all work fine to make buttermilk. 🙂
Thanks Ann! Love your columns! I just figured out how to get replies to my comments! Lol!