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How to Make Buttermilk

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If you’re looking for a buttermilk substitute you’ve come to the right place. We’re breaking down how to make buttermilk three different ways with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. So hang your coat back up–no need to run to the store. We’re making buttermilk with vinegar, lemon juice, or cream of tartar and plain old milk!

If you’re looking for a buttermilk substitute you’ve come to the right place. We’re breaking down how to make buttermilk three different ways with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. So hang your coat back up–no need to run to the store. We’re making buttermilk with vinegar, lemon juice, or cream of tartar and plain old milk!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup buttermilk 1x
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup buttermilk 1x
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup buttermilk 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice OR 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar OR 1 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk with the lemon juice OR apple cider OR cream of tartar* and whisk together.
  2. Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes to combine. Once the mixture has curdled slightly use in place of buttermilk in recipes!

Keywords: how to make buttermilk, buttermilk substitute

Notes

  • 1 cup of milk only requires one option! Do NOT add all three 🙂
  • For non dairy buttermilk, feel free to use a thicker nondairy milk like coconut milk or cashew milk!