Many times someone will be cooking and realize that the recipe they are using calls for buttermilk. Buttermilk can easily be made using ingredients that you may already have one hand. All that you need to create a buttermilk substitute is one cup of 2% milk, whole milk, or heavy cream, and lemon juice or white vinegar. You add one tablespoon of the lemon juice or white vinegar to the cup of dairy product and allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. This will produce an acidic dairy product that can be substituted for buttermilk.

Key Takeaways:

  • Buttermilk, though tasty, is not always handy in the kitchen of most modern cooks.
  • This recipe, using lemon juice, is typically called sour milk and works well with recipes calling for buttermilk
  • You won’t get the same cultured benefits you get from buttermilk, but you certainly get that tangy taste.

“It’s easy to make a very quick buttermilk substitute in less than 10 minutes.”

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