Buttermilk Substitutes

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Have you ever been working on a recipe and then realize halfway through that you don’t have buttermilk in the fridge?! Oh no!! Don’t stress it happens to me all the time. For me I rarely rarely have buttermilk on hand because I don’t use it that often and have found pretty good results with the substitute ways. So if you are in a bind and need some buttermilk but don’t have any, try some of these to fix your problem!

Different ways to “make” buttermilk:

  1. The Classic: Milk+Ingredient
    1. For this recipe choose ONE of the add-ins below and mix it with 1 cup of milk
      1. 1 TBS vinegar
      2. 1 TBS lemon juice
      3. 1/2 TBS cream of tartar
    2. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes before using
  2. New Idea: Yogurt+Milk
    1. Whisk together 3/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup milk

If you have extra buttermilk or buttermilk substitutes on hand with no plans to use it up before it expires, you can always freeze it. Freeze the milk in 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup measurements. Allow to thaw when needed in a recipe.

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