Homemade Buttermilk
Prep Time
10 mins
 

6 ways to make homemade buttermilk

each serving makes 1 cup of buttermilk

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Czech, French
Keyword: buttermilk, buttermilk recipe, homemade buttermilk
Servings: 6
Calories: 150 kcal
Hanielas.com: Hani Bacova
Ingredients
VINEGAR/LEMON HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
CITRIC ACID HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp citric acid
CREAM OF TARTAR HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
SOUR CREAM/YOGURT BUTTERMILK
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain GREEK yogurt
Instructions
VINEGAR/LEMON HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK
  1. Into a 1 cup measure pour vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 tbsp). Top it off with room temperature milk. Pour it into a bowl. Stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Stir again and use as directed in your recipe.

    Tip : Not for drinking. This is what I use mostly in baking recipes (cakes, pancakes etc.)

CITRIC ACID HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK
  1. Measure milk into 1 cup measure. Pour into a bowl and add citric acid (1/4 tsp). Stir well and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Stir again and use as directed in your recipe.

    Tip: Thick and smooth, mildly acidic, tasty.

CREAM OF TARTAR HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK
  1. Measure milk into 1 cup measure. Pour it into a bowl and add cream of tartar (1 tsp and 1/2 tsp). Stir well and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Stir well again right before using. Cream of tartar tends to sink to the bottom of the bowl. Use as directed in your recipe.

    Tip: This buttermilk is very mild in acidic taste and it doesn't thicken up like other buttermilk substitutes. It's important to stir it again right before using.

SOUR CREAM/YOGURT BUTTERMILK
  1. Measure milk into 1/2 cup measure and pour into a bowl. Then measure sour cream/plain Greek yogurt, plain yogurt (1/2 cup) and pour it into a bowl with the milk. Whisk well till blended together and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Use as directed in your recipe.

    Tip: This buttermilk is excellent for meat marinades (chicken, pork, venison, fish) and drinks as well. It's smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes
HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK LAST?

Best to use within 3 hours.

CAN I USE COLD MILK TO MAKE BUTTERMILK?

I recommend using room temperature milk. Heat cold milk in a microwave for 20 seconds. 

HOW CAN I MAKE DAIRY-FREE BUTTERMILK?

Use non-dairy milk, such as oats, almond, soy add vinegar or lemon to make buttermilk.