DIY Buttermilk Recipe! For when you need buttermilk, but you forgot to buy it.
The best substitute for buttermilk is milk with a bit of lemon or white vinegar to add a little acidity, even though it won't be as thick or creamy as buttermilk. Yogurt or sour cream thinned with milk is a great substitute as well!
Makes 1 cup.
1 cup milk (whole, 2%, or heavy cream)
1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar
1. Measure 1 scant cup of milk. Stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar.
2. Let stand for 5-10 mins at room temperature. Milk will thicken slightly and you will see some curdled bits.
3. Use it just as you would buttermilk!
Other Buttermilk Substitutes:
Yogurt: Mix 3/4 cup plain yogurt with 1/4 cup water to thin.
Sour Cream: Mix 3/4 cup sour cream with 1/4 cup plain water to thin.
Cream of Tartar: Mix 1 cup of milk with 1 3/4 teaspoons cream of tarter. Let stand 5-10 minutes until slightly thickened and curdled.