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

How to Make Buttermilk

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


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


  • 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.


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.


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

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk with vinegar, homemade buttermilk, replacing buttermilk