Homemade Buttermilk in 5 Minutes
No need to buy buttermilk for just one recipe. There are few people that actually enjoy drinking buttermilk. I would always buy a half gallon of buttermilk when a recipe called for it. Then I would end up throwing half or more away.
That was before I found out about this wonderful buttermilk substitution! This really works! I was so excited about it, I have to share!
- milk (whole works best, but you can use whatever you have)
- 1 tbsp, white vinegar
Pour 1 tbsp of vinegar in a measuring cup. Then add milk up to the 1 cup line. Now leave it for five minutes. Then add to your recipe. If your recipe calls for more than a cup, that's OK, just use your 1 cup of homemade buttermilk and use plain milk for the remaining about.
People have also stated that lemon juice can be used instead of white vinegar to make buttermilk. I personally have not tried it, but I think it would work due to the acid in the lemon.