How to Make Buttermilk

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Pin
  • Email
  • In a pinch? Learn how to make buttermilk with staple ingredients!

    Learn how to make buttermilk with just 2 staple ingredients in 30 seconds

    You know that moment when you are really excited to make something you have an out-of-control craving for, only to find out that you’re missing one of the ingredients?

    Years ago, I was standing in my tiny galley kitchen having my friend Kathy over for lunch and I realized that I didn’t have buttermilk to make the salad dressing I had planned. I panicked, knowing she was en route from over 30 minutes away because I really didn’t have any backup for lunch.

    I love cooking fresh, but sometimes that means I find myself without options when I need them most. I called her and asked her to pick up buttermilk on the way over. She laughed at me and said “do you have milk and lemon juice” and of course I responded “yes”.

    She then let me in on a little secret – you can make your own buttermilk. Yes! So, how do you make buttermilk? Keep reading…

    Learn how to make buttermilk with just 2 staple ingredients in 30 seconds

    I love secrets. Like the secret ingredient in Aunt Mildred’s fruit salad or the secret to saving money while shopping for your home, but this little secret saves me time and money. You can save $3 purchasing a half gallon of buttermilk that I won’t use and an extra trip to the grocery store, because who remembers buttermilk? Clearly not me.

    When I learned how to make buttermilk, I started experimenting with salad dressings, like this homemade ranch dressing, whipping up some extra delicious pancakes and soaking chicken breasts in it just before they bake. Who knew. Well, maybe you did, but the was one trick Grandma didn’t teach me. It’s is easy as 1-2-yep, that’s it. Not even 3. Not even 3 ingredients, not even 3 steps.

    This buttermilk recipe consists of just 2 ingredients – milk and lemon juice!

    pinterest

    Learn how to make buttermilk with just 2 staple ingredients in 30 seconds

    How to make buttermilk:

    Learn how to make buttermilk with just 2 staple ingredients in 30 seconds
    5 from 2 votes
    Print

    How to Make Buttermilk

    In a pinch? Learn how to make buttermilk with staple ingredients!
    Course Sauce
    Cuisine American
    Keyword How to Make Buttermilk
    Prep Time 1 minute
    resting time 10 minutes
    Total Time 11 minutes
    Servings 1
    Calories 152 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 c milk
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

    Instructions

    1. Stir milk and lemon juice.
    2. Allow to sit for 10 minutes, until it starts to slightly curdle.

    Recipe Notes

    Try experimenting with salad dressings, whipping up some extra delicious pancakes or soaking chicken breasts in it just before they bake.  

    Nutrition Facts
    How to Make Buttermilk
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 152 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Cholesterol 24mg 8%
    Sodium 105mg 4%
    Potassium 322mg 9%
    Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
    Sugars 12g
    Protein 7g 14%
    Vitamin A 7.9%
    Vitamin C 7%
    Calcium 27.6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    I hope this buttermilk recipe saves you some time and energy as well. You know when there’s buttermilk, there’s bound to be something yummy ahead, right? See you tomorrow?

     

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Pin
  • Email
  • Disclosure

    Join Julie Blanner in Celebrating Everyday!