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How to Make Homemade Buttermilk

how to make homemade buttermilk

Buttermilk is an ingredient called for in many recipes but it’s one of those items many people don’t keep in their refrigerator at all times, not even me. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to make a buttermilk substitution that works and tastes the same as the real thing. The one way I do this is with regular milk, white vinegar, and lemon juice, which are ingredients most people always have in their kitchen. I use this substitute in all my recipes on the blog and it only takes a few minutes to make.

Step-by-Step on How to Make Homemade Buttermilk: 

How to make homemade buttermilk

buttermilk recipe
Yield: 1 cup buttermilk

Homemade Buttermilk Recipe

Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar


Stir in lemon juice or white vinegar into 1 cup of milk.

Let mixture stand at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes.

When it's ready the milk with be slightly thickened and you will see small curdles. Use buttermilk as directed in the recipe.


One comment on “How to Make Homemade Buttermilk”

  1. I used this recipe of buttermilk everyday.It looks tasty and healthy.

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