Buttermilk Substitution

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by dojemi

Store-bought buttermilk can be very expensive, especially if you only need a cup or less for a recipe. But, you don't have buttermilk, and you're desperate for homemade buttermilk pancakes or biscuits. What are you gonna do? Here's an easy solution.......make your own.

Top Review by bmcnichol

I don't buy buttermilk because I rarely use it. I needed a half a cup so I halved this recipe. It worked for me and I used the lemon.


  1. Add cream of tartar or lemon juice to the milk.
  2. Stir and allow it to stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
  3. When milk starts to curdle, stir well.
  4. Buttermilk is ready to serve.

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