How to: Make Buttermilk at Home {Two Ingredients!}
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Serves: 1 cup
Prep your own buttermilk in 1 minute with 2 staple ingredients. Never waste three-quarters of a carton again.
  • 2 - 3 t fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c skim milk
  1. Place the fresh lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
  2. Fill the measuring cup up to the "1 cup" line with the milk (you won't use all of the milk).
  3. Let sit for 5-10 minutes on the counter until it curdles.
  4. Use in place of buttermilk in any recipe.
If you are making a recipe that would benefit from a hint of lemon, you can adjust this recipe. Start with a few more teaspoons of lemon juice in the measuring cup, and fill it up to the 1 cup line with milk.

You can also use 2% or whole milk with this recipe.

If you need less than 1 cup, just use a bit less lemon juice and fill up the measuring cup to your desired level of end product.
Recipe by My Utensil Crock at