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How To Make Homemade Buttermilk (with just 2 ingredients!)

Out of buttermilk? No need to run to the store anymore, when you can easily make your own with only two ingredients in less than ten minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup buttermilk


  • 1 cup milk I used skim, but 2 percent or whole milk would work too
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice*


  • Place milk in a small bowl and pour lemon juice over top. Allow milk to stand 5 minutes or until milk is somewhat "curdled" and slightly thick. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.


Store buttermilk in refrigerator up to 1 week.
NOTE: White vinegar may be used instead of lemon juice.