How To Make Buttermilk

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How to make Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.

How to make Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.


 

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Homemade Substitute For Buttermilk

Nothing makes me happier than the thought of making buttermilk pancakes on a Sunday mornin’. All the feels are about that delicious comfort with a no-work day ahead. ❤
Too bad it’s only Wednesday… let’s just pretend.

On that same note, nothing makes me more angry than opening up the fridge only to find a drop of buttermilk in the carton. I’m fuming at just the thought of this injustice.

How to make Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.

How To Make Buttermilk

Luckily for us, it’s super easy to make a very quick buttermilk substitute in minutes, in our own kitchens, with just two ingredients that we always have on hand; milk and white vinegar.

How to make Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.

The importance of buttermilk in almost any baking recipe is to add tenderness and lighten the batter. Whether you’re making sweet rolls, pancakes, or Soda Bread, buttermilk aids in leaving our baked goods airy, tender, and delicious.

How to make Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

You will only need a 3 tablespoons white vinegar and 2 cups of milk; mix it together, set aside, and 15 minutes later you’ve got BUTTERMILK!

I use this recipe regularly for pancakes, biscuits, breads, and so on. Note that this recipe doesn’t make a thick and creamy buttermilk, however it does perform its role in baked goods. It’s also a life-saver when you’re craving pancakes, but the buttermilk carton is empty.

How to make Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.

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How to Make Buttermilk

How to make Homemade Buttermilk with just 2 ingredients: Milk and White Vinegar.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 scant cups 2% milk
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Instructions 

  • Place the white vinegar in a glass measuring cup.
  • Add enough milk to make 2 cups total.
  • Stir to combine and let stand 15 minutes. The mixture will begin to curdle.
  • Use right away, or cover and refrigerate.

Notes

This substitute does mimic the function of buttermilk, however it does lack that buttermilk flavor. This is a great substitute for when a recipe calls for buttermilk, but you don’t have any on hand.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 4kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Sugar: 0g

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23 Comments

  1. Mercene says:

    Haven’t made it yet,tomorrow.can i use whole milk?

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Yes, whole milk will also work.

  2. Cynthia says:

    I have to try this…when I make buttermilk, I use half and half (or light cream) and 4tbsp of vinegar per cup, let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Comes out nice and thick.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      I hope you’ll love it! 🙂 Thank YOU! 🙂

  3. Carol says:

    never have buttermilk. Generally only “skim” milk available.
    For recipe must use 2% milk?

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi!
      Yep, it will work with skim milk, too, but might turn out to be a bit thinner.

  4. June Dinger says:

    ty for the recipe,I also saved it or future recipes. I was wondering about the cute jar,what size is it and did you write homemade buttermilk on it or did you buy it that.

  5. Connect Broadband says:

    Best recipe for yummy Buttermilk. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Vision IAS says:

    Thank you! Love your buttermilk trick! Solved my problems too.

  7. IAS says:

    This is amazing!!! I’ve got to try this!! Thanks, Katerina!