How to make buttermilk

When I began married life and cooking and baking for my home, I didn’t know I could make buttermilk. I would buy buttermilk when a recipe called for it.  There was always more than I needed and it sat in the refrigerator until it went bad; thrown out and wasted.  That was until I read how to make my own as I needed it.  I have not bought buttermilk since.

You simply need 2 things:

Whatever milk you want to use; I have used dairy, coconut and almond with fine results.  I imagine you could also use rice or cashew but I have not tried them to be sure.

And either vinegar or lemon juice.  I use either.

Add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar for each cup of buttermilk you need to a measuring cup.  I needed 2 cups of buttermilk for this recipe so added 2 Tbsp of lemon juice.

Add whatever milk you are using up to the line of how much buttermilk you need.  I added milk up to the 2 cup line for 2 cups of buttermilk.

Let it sit for 5 minutes.  You should see bubbles forming and the milk gets thicker.

And there you have it–buttermilk!


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