How to Make Buttermilk with Lemon Juice

This is a handy way to mix up a batch of buttermilk. So many recipes require this sour milk, but who has it in the fridge? No worries. I’ve got a quick recipe for making buttermilk for the next time a recipe requires it.

making homemade buttermilk

How to Make Buttermilk

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients for buttermilk
  • Lemon Juice
  • Milk – 2% or whole


Pour one cup of milk into a small bowl, and add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the milk.

Wait for the milk to start curdling, which will be between 2-5 minutes.

Once the lemon juice turns the milk into curdled soured milk, it is ready to substitute for buttermilk in your recipe.

homemade buttermilk

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