Buttermilk Substitute

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Xabbyy

We’ve all been there. Mid-recipe you realize that the ingredients call for buttermilk and there’s none in the refrigerator. No one wants to make a special trip to the grocery store for just one item, so you have to make do with a substitute.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

As it turns out, I needed buttermilk to make your Skillet Peach Cobbler recipe, and it worked perfectly. I used cider vinegar, and it turned out fine. I can imagine white vinegar would be just as good though. These quick recipes for common kitchen products are so handy! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Xabbyy. Made for Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef.


  1. Add vinegar to a liquid measuring cup. Then, add milk until the amount reaches one cup. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. It should look curdled. Stir and you have homemade buttermilk!

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