Buttermilk Substitute

If you are not familiar with buttermilk it has a nice thick creamy texture with a rich tangy buttery taste that makes baked goods tender. Whereas in the past buttermilk was made from the liquid left over after churning butter, it is now commercially made by adding a bacteria to whole, skim, or low fat milk. You can make your own buttermilk if you do not have any on hand.


1 cup


1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar, cider vinegar, or lemon juice


Place 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before using.

Additional Information

See Ingredient Substitution Chart for other ingredients that can be substituted.

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