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A clear measuring cup filled with homemade buttermilk along with a white napkin and lemons in the background.
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How To Make Buttermilk

Learn how to make buttermilk with this easy tutorial. You only need two ingredients and about 10 minutes to make this simple substitute!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade buttermilk, how to make buttermilk
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 144kcal
Author Danielle


  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice or distilled white vinegar
  • 1 scant cup (225 ml) milk


  • Pour the lemon juice or vinegar into a measuring cup. Then, pour in the milk until it reaches the 1 cup line. 
  • Stir the mixture well, then set aside for 5-10 minutes before using in your recipe.


You can use any kind of milk that you prefer for this recipe. Skim, 2%, whole, or even almond milk all work great!
Nutrition information is calculated with whole milk and fresh lemon juice.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 113mg | Sugar: 11g