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Homemade Buttermilk Recipe
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5-ways: How to Make Homemade Buttermilk Recipe in 10 Minutes?

These ways of preparing buttermilk are of great help whenever you need this product for a recipe. You will get the homemade buttermilk in no time.
Prep Time1 min
Resting Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Buttermilk, Homemade
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 35kcal



Option 1

  • 1 cup plain milk
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Option 2

  • 1 cup plain milk
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar

Option 3

  • ¾ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup plain milk

Option 4

  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup plain milk

Option 5

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1-2 tbsp plain milk


  • For options 1 and 2 of the buttermilk recipe, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice or white vinegar to the milk. Stir and set aside for about 10 minutes. The milk will curdle slightly. Stir again and the DIY buttermilk is ready to use.
    Homemade Buttermilk Recipe Option 1
  • For options 3 and 4, add the milk to the yogurt or sour cream in a thin stream. Stir continuously until you get the consistency of buttermilk replacement.
    Homemade Buttermilk Recipe Step 2
  • For option 5, pour the milk into the kefir and stir well to thin the consistency of the beverage.


  • Use the buttermilk recipe in case you need the beverage right away for some goodies you want to cook. Since it takes only ten minutes to prepare it, you don’t need to make more buttermilk or to prepare it in advance. It will make your cakes fluffier and more soft.
  • If you want to add buttermilk to your diet for bone or gut health, buy plain milk and curdle it with lemon or vinegar. Or you can try the other three options. Either way the calcium and probiotic intake will be the same.
  • You may use any type of milk for this recipe. It doesn’t really matter if it is whole or 2% fat, the only thing that is important is that the milk is fresh. However, if you use whole milk, the texture of the buttermilk will be richer and creamier.
  • Enjoy the buttermilk recipe!


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g