Yield: 1 cup

Homemade Buttermilk Substitute Recipe

Total Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
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.
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  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar OR
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. 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.

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