Why buy buttermilk when you can make your own cheap and easy at home?

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir milk and lemon juice together in a bowl; let sit for 5 minutes.

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Cook's Note:

Substitute white vinegar for the lemon juice, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 12.7g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 19.5mg; sodium 100.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2016
I add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup THEN add milk to equal a cup. Som recipes need exact measurements. I use the lemon for baking, but found that vinegar works well too. I am going to soak the chicken I am frying today in buttermilk made here before breading. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 5
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Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2016
I add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup THEN add milk to equal a cup. Som recipes need exact measurements. I use the lemon for baking, but found that vinegar works well too. I am going to soak the chicken I am frying today in buttermilk made here before breading. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2015
Perfect for when you don't have buttermilk on hand. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2016
I made it with 1/2 & 1/2 and lemon. It was amazing! It's my go to for buttermilk! We don't drink it but I love to cook with it so this recipe is perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
so simple to make and amazing flavor Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2015
As I use only fresh lemons, it may not have enough of the acid level to change the milk. I added a tsp of Rice vinegar so as not change the culture too much. I used this to soaked my green tomatoes and tomatillos in prior to frying. I was very pleased with the quality and taste. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2017
I made this because Jewel-Osco was out of buttermilk and I was making soda bread. It was wonderful, I will use this receipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2015
Thank you so much for this. My friends and family love my cole slaw, but I end up with a carton of buttermilk left over since my recipe only calls for up to 1/2 cup (doubled recipe) . Thank you again for this shortcut. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2019
Itwice the milk d=did not become thick or curdle. I used 2% milk. full fat milk with one tablespoon of white vinegar made very good substitute buttermilk. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
Worked like a charm for my Banana Bread. Made the bread lighter. Love this 1. Read More
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