Easy Buttermilk Substitute

Easy Buttermilk Substitute

buttermilk substitute

The other day I went to make a recipe and it called for Buttermilk. I usually buy a carton and it is stored in my refrigerator.

But …. I was completely out!

I also didn’t have time to run to the store. Plus it is somewhat expensive and it expires way before I can use it all. Okay… now I am  getting down off my soap box.

Anyways… I know this idea of a buttermilk substitute is not new. I also now that it doesn’t really compare to real buttermilk, but I wanted to try out the recipe for a buttermilk substitute and let me tell you… it was easy. It was good.


it didn’t taste any different in the recipe that I made!

I honestly have never tried making buttermilk before.  I was afraid too. I have this recipe for a great cookie salad and it requires buttermilk. My sister-in-law told me once she made it with buttermilk substitute and I questioned it. Did it really taste the same??

She said it did.

I didn’t believe her at the time.

Today… that belief has changed.

This easy buttermilk substitute is just as equal as the real thing.

Buttermilk is basically sour milk.


Here is the recipe…

Easy Buttermilk Substitute


  • White Vinegar
  • Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. white vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup.


  1. Directions:
  2. Pour 1 Tbsp. white vinegar into a 1 cup measuring cup. Add milk to the top. Let stand a few minutes.

It is really that easy??

Yes… it was.

Now I am really excited to start using this recipe more, to save money $$$$!


Have you ever tried making buttermilk before??

Give it a go.. its easy and it makes the perfect substitute, and it only requires two ingredients!


What recipes are your favorite that include buttermilk??

easy buttermilk substitute

Happy baking!


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