How do I make buttermilk? It’s a very simply process! First, you fill a liquid measuring cut with a scant cup of milk. Then, add in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice and give the mixture a quick stir. Finally, let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to thicken and curdled.

How to Make Buttermilk Substitute

Here’s an easy tutorial for How to Make Buttermilk Substitute, and all you need are just 2 ingredients! This substitute for buttermilk is perfect for making tender, flavorful baked goods.
Course Ingredient
Cuisine American
Keyword pantry staple, substitute recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 8kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 1 cup milk anything but skim milk
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice


  • Pour the milk into a liquid measuring cup.
    Buttermilk Substitute Recipe - Step 1
  • Add the vinegar or lemon juice and give the mixture a quick stir.
    Buttermilk Substitute Recipe - Step 2
  • Let the milk sit at room temperature for 10 minutes, or until it has thickened and curdled.
    Buttermilk Substitute Recipe - Step 3


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 0.7g | Calcium: 10mg