Recipe calls for buttermilk. I only have milk. Is there a substitute? Can I make buttermilk?

  • Posted by: Danee
  • December 8, 2013


Debbie December 8, 2013
I have always used 2 TBLs of apple cider vinegar, and it has always worked! Makes delicious Buttermilk baking powder biscuits! I never ever use a microwave!
Pegeen December 8, 2013
I've used the same tip as Barbara's, but use more lemon juice: add 2 tablespoons lemon juice to a 1-cup measuring cup then fill up the rest to the 1-cup mark with milk.
drbabs December 8, 2013
Are you baking with it? You can't make buttermilk, but you can add about a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to milk to sour it and it will act like buttermilk in baked goods.

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boulangere December 8, 2013
If you have vinegar and milk, you can make sour milk which subs perfectly for buttermilk. To each 8 ounces of milk, stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar (any vinegar except balsamic, for what I trust are obvious reasons), and let sit for 5 minutes. I like to warm mine in the microwave for 15 seconds or so to move it along a bit faster.
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