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finished buttermilk in jar

How to make homemade buttermilk

Super easy buttermilk substitute with only 2 ingredients and ready in 10 minutes
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dairy
Cuisine British
Calories 312 kcal


  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Pour the milk into a jug or jar and add the lemon juice, stir and wait 10 minutes for the milk to thicken just slightly
  • store in the fridge for up to a week in a sterilised jar



You can use any type of milk you like from whole milk to skim milk.
Don't have lemon? Then use vinegar instead, plain white vinegar is best.
Make vegan buttermilk by using soy or almond milk
Use buttermilk for baking, batters, pancakes and even in your bath too!


Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 16gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 691mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 812IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 567mgIron: 1mg
Keyword buttermilk, buttermilk substitute
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