I never have buttermilk when I need it, so I always end up making my own.
It’s really not hard, and the ingredients you need to make it are milk, either white vinegar or lemon juice and about 10 minutes.
Piece of cake!
What is a buttermilk substitution?
Buttermilk is a type of fermented milk product. You can easily make a buttermilk substitute with a bit of lemon juice or white vinegar. The acid in either will instantly begin to curdle and ferment your milk, so in ten minutes, voila! You don’t have to run back out to the grocery store to pick up some buttermilk.
What is buttermilk anyway?
Buttermilk in the traditional sense is the leftover liquid that separates during the process of churning butter. That isn’t what you buy in the store that comes in a carton in the milk section. The stuff in the carton called buttermilk is actually milk that has been fermented with active cultures. Those friendly little bacteria help give the milk that special tang.
How do you use homemade buttermilk substitution?
When you make homemade buttermilk you use it in the same proportions that any recipe calls for.
Can I store homemade buttermilk substitute?
If you store your homemade buttermilk then get ready for it to turn into curds and be more like ricotta cheese. In this case, don’t bother storing it. Just make as much as you need for the recipe. Unless you love homemade ricotta. In that case, go for it!
What recipes can I use buttermilk substitute in?
Buttermilk always adds a special tangy touch to so many recipes. It is pretty much the “secret” ingredient in making things like pancakes and biscuits taste better. But there is a lot more you can use it for as well…
- 1 scant cup of milk
- 1 Tablespoon of either lemon juice OR white vinegar
Pour vinegar OR lemon juice into one scant cup of milk, let stand for 10 minutes, will being to curdle. Use in recipes that call for buttermilk.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g
Nutrition isn't always accurate.