Bold Baking Basics, Homemade Ingredients How to Make Buttermilk Substitute 4.56 from 982 votes Create a Profile! × Please sign up to save your favorite recipes Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe Learn how to make Buttermilk at home so you always have it on hand for my Buttermilk Biscuits, Pancake recipes, and even Irish Soda Bread. By Gemma Stafford | July 4, 2016 | 661 Last updated on April 12, 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! Working as a professional chef I have learned a lot over the years and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you. How to Make Buttermilk at home is a very important Bold Baking Basic I think you need to know. I use Buttermilk a lot in my baking, however not on a weekly basis. I find myself using half a carton in a recipe and then by the time I want to use it again it is bad I would have to throw it away. I hate waste so my simple solution to eliminate waste is to make the amount that I need using just milk and lemon juice. Buttermilk is an important ingredient in baking. It adds flavor and makes moist, rich cakes. I love using it to bake. Once you know how simple it is to make you never have to leave it out of your recipes again. This Homemade Buttermilk makes a great addition to any pancake recipe, like my Best-Ever Buttermilk Pancake recipe, Red Velvet Pancakes and even my Churro Waffles. Plus, I use it in my Best-Ever Chocolate Cake and traditional Irish Soda Bread. Buttermilk is widely available in Ireland as it is a main ingredient in traditional Brown Soda Bread. However since moving to the U.S I realized it’s not as readily available. If you are in this situation you now know that you can whip up a great substitution is minutes. Use my Buttermilk Substitute Recipe with: Gemma’s Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits Gemma’s Best-Ever Buttermilk Pancakes Traditional Irish Soda Bread Get more Bold Baking Basics recipes! Pre-order the first Bigger Bolder Baking cookbook now! Try These Recipes! Easy Funfetti FrostingHomemade NutellaRoasted Garlic And Herb Compound ButterVanilla Bean Compound Butter Watch The Recipe Video! Play How to Make Buttermilk 4.56 from 982 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… Learn how to make Buttermilk at home so you always have it on hand for my Buttermilk Biscuits, Pancake recipes, and even Irish Soda Bread. Author: Gemma Stafford Learn how to make Buttermilk at home so you always have it on hand for my Buttermilk Biscuits, Pancake recipes, and even Irish Soda Bread. Author: Gemma Stafford Ingredients 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice or white vinegar1 Cup (8oz / 224g) milk (full or low fat) Instructions Measure the milk into a jugStir in lemon juice or vinegar into the milk. Stir to combine. Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature until the milk begins to curdle and becomes acidic.Use in place of buttermilk in the recipe as it calls for. And if you don’t use it straight away store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Play Recipe Notes I don't recommend freezing Buttermilk. Dairy doesn't always defrost the same way.