I love buttermilk. I have mentioned before that I use it all the time. I even freeze it for those times that I don’t have any in the freezer.
I have also shared my love of buttermilk by sharing some of my favorite recipes using buttermilk because it gives it a creaminess and tang that nothing else can quite give you, but even I run out of buttermilk sometimes.
And from the emails and comments I get, I know many of you don’t always have buttermilk on hand. In fact, a few of you have said you don’t keep it as a staple in your kitchen at all.
Did you know there is a simple tip for substituting buttermilk in recipes?
I usually end up replying to emails and comments with this tip for substituting buttermilk, but I decided it was time to do a post all on its own. So today I am finally sharing it with you.
This is a tip I learned from my mom years ago. She used it all the time and when I realized that I have never shared this tip here on my site, I knew I had to post it.
Now I still love and prefer buttermilk, but when I am in a pinch and can’t get to the store, I have used this.
Substitute for Buttermilk
For 1 cup buttermilk take 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice and add enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let sit for about 5 minutes. You can now use it in place of buttermilk in recipes.
How many of you have tried this? What are your thoughts?
If you are dairy free, be sure to check out my post on dairy free substitutes for buttermilk.