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Buttermilk alternative inside a measuring cup with a lemon, apple cider, milk, spoons and a whisk surrounding it.
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5 from 3 votes

Homemade Buttermilk Alternative

This fast and easy buttermilk alternative will work perfectly for any time a recipe calls for buttermilk.
Prep Time1 min
resting time9 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: ingredient
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk substitution, homemade buttermilk alternative
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Whisk the ingredients together and allow to sit for 7-10 minutes before using as a buttermilk substitution in all your recipes.

Notes

Measurement calculations:
  • For 1 cup buttermilk  = 1 cup milk + 1 Tablespoon acid  
  •  For 3/4 cup buttermilk  = 3/4 cup milk + 2½ teaspoons acid 
  •  For 2/3 cup buttermilk  = 2/3 cup milk + 2 teaspoons acid 
  •  For 1/2 cup buttermilk  = 1/2 cup milk + 1½ teaspoons acid 
  •  For 1/4 cup buttermilk = 1/4 cup milk + 3/4 teaspoon acid 
Whole milk, reduced fat milk, skim milk, almond milk, soy milk may be used for the milk.
Lemon or lime juice, white vinegar, or apple cider vinegar may be used as the acid.
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 330mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 283mg