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Easy Homemade Buttermilk Substitute

No buttermilk? NO problem! Make your own Homemade Buttermilk Substitute in 10 minutes with only 2 ingredients. It works perfectly in baking and cooking!
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk, easy, homemade, substitute
Prep Time 2 minutes
Resting time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 152kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240 ml) whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) vinegar or lemon juice

Instructions

  • In a mixing cup, combine milk and vinegar (or lemon juice). Stir together.
    How to make Buttermilk Substitute at home step 1
  • Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5 to 8 minutes. When it is ready, the milk will be slightly thickened, and you will see small curdled bits.
    How to make Buttermilk Substitute at home step 3
  • Stir again to combine. You can now use your buttermilk substitute 1-for-1 in your favorite baking recipes or store for later use.
    How to make Buttermilk Substitute at home step 4

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Notes

 
STORE: Homemade buttermilk will last as long as regular milk. Usually 2-3 weeks. Store in the refrigerator in a glass bottle or an airtight container. 
 
DAIRY FREE BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTION: Instead of using 1 cup of milk, use coconut milk. So, add vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of your preferred dairy-free milk, stir, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and then use it as the recipe calls for. 
 
VEGAN BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTION: Instead of using 1 cup of milk, use soymilk or any other plant-based milk you like. So, add vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of your preferred plant-based milk, stir, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, and then use it as the recipe calls for. 
 
HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTE LAST?
Homemade buttermilk will last as long as regular milk. Usually 2-3 weeks.
Check the expiration date on your milk container. Then once the buttermilk is made, store it in a glass bottle or airtight container, in the refrigerator, up to the expiration date.
 
WHAT EGGLESS RECIPES CAN I MAKE WITH BUTTERMILK?
 
Please, if you’re going to make this recipe read the whole post content to get lots of tips, tricks, and variations. 
 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sugar: 12g