How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute


Have you ever been ready to make a recipe only to find out that it requires buttermilk, and you don’t have any?

You don’t need to make a special trip to the store just for that buttermilk anymore.

Did you know there is a fast and simple two ingredient buttermilk substitute?

All you need is milk and white vinegar {or lemon juice if you don’t have vinegar}. 

Simply pour 1 tablespoon of white vinegar into a measuring cup…

Pour your milk up to the 1 cup line.

Let sit for 5 minutes….

And Voila! Buttermilk substitute!

Use how ever much buttermilk your recipe calls for.

No more last minute trips to the grocery store for buttermilk.

How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute
Serves: 1 cup buttermilk substitute
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar {or lemon juice}
  • 1 cup Milk
  1. In a measuring glass, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar {or lemon juice}.
  2. Fill with milk UP TO the 1 cup measuring line.
  3. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Use as needed for recipe.


  1. Girl, i do this ALL THE TIME. I almost never buy buttermilk anymore.

  2. I do this all the time, too! I almost always use lemon juice, because the bottle is quick to grab alongside the milk. :) One less thing to buy at the grocery store!

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