Buttermilk isn’t a regular item on most people’s grocery lists, but if you’re planning to make fluffy pancakes, crispy fried chicken or bake (may we suggest this Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake), you'll definitely want to toss a carton of this tangy staple in your shopping cart.
What if you want to make a recipe that calls for it and don't feel like going to the store to grab some??
Luckily, there are a few easy ways to "fake" buttermilk using ingredients you almost certainly have in your fridge and pantry.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A SUBSTITUTE FOR BUTTERMILK?
Simply add a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk and let it stand for 5-10 minutes. You can also use yogurt or sour cream watered down with some milk.
WHAT CAN I MAKE WITH BUTTERMILK?
Got some extra buttermilk on hand that you don’t know what to do with? Give one of these recipes a whirl!
GET THE RECIPE: Buttermilk Pan-Fried Chicken
GET THE RECIPE: Buttermilk Banana Pudding Cups
GET THE RECIPE: Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
GET THE RECIPE: Buttermilk Bucatini with Turkey Ragu and Herb Breadcrumbs