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Homemade Buttermilk Substitute Recipe

Making buttermilk substitute is easy and cost effective. With just a few simple ingredients, learn to make buttermilk substitute to use in so many recipes. Now includes dairy-free buttermilk options!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar OR lemon juice


  • Pour milk into a glass measuring cup. Add distilled white vinegar OR lemon juice and allow to sit for about 10 minutes before use. The milk will thicken. Use as you would in a recipe that calls for buttermilk.



Recipe may be increased or decreased proportionately.

Dairy-Free Buttermilk:

For dairy-free buttermilk, substitute your preferred non-dairy milk (coconut, soy, almond, rice, oat, etc) in place of the whole milk called for in the recipe.