Buttermilk Substitute

cup of sour milk

How to Make a Buttermilk Substitute

While it won’t have the exact same flavor you can easily make a Buttermilk substitute by adding a little vinegar to milk.

This will work fine for baking or recipes calling for buttermilk.

This recipe is also the same as the Sour Milk recipe.

How to make 1 cup of the substitute for buttermilk

To make exactly 1 cup of sour milk put 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup and fill it up with milk until you get to the 1 cup mark. Give it a stir.

Let it sit for 5 minutes and it’s ready to use.


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While it won't have the exact same flavor you can easily make a Buttermilk substitute by adding a little vinegar to milk. This will work fine for baking or recipes calling for buttermilk.
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Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup of milk ( just a little less, read instructions)
Instructions
  1. To make exactly 1 cup of sour milk put 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup and fill it up with milk until you get to the 1 cup mark. Give it a stir.
  2. Let it sit for 5 minutes and it's ready to use.
Notes
How to make ½ cup sour milk - Same process but use 1½ tsp of vinegar or lemon juice and fill measuring cup with milk to ½ cup.

How to make ¼ cup sour milk - Same process but use ¾ tsp (1/2 tsp plus ¼ tsp) of vinegar or lemon juice and fill measuring cup with milk to ¼ cup.

IF you need the milk to curdle/thicken it should be room temperature or slightly warmed in the microwave on a low defrost setting. I'm not convinced this is needed. Not being cold could throw a recipe off also. If I find otherwise I'll update this post.