Milk, yogurt, vinegar and lemon juice - the ingredients that can be used to make buttermilk at home.

How to make Buttermilk for Baking

  • Author: Deah Gulwani
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup Buttermilk 1x
  • Category: How To


Buttermilk is a really simple ingredient that can be made at home. It works wonders when used while baking and makes cakes moist and fluffy.


For making Buttermilk from Milk

  1. 1 cup milk
  2. 2 tbsp of lemon juice/ vinegar

For making Buttermilk from Yogurt

  1. 1 cup of curd
  2. 1/41/2 glass of water


For making Buttermilk from Milk

  1. Stand a cup of milk in a glass jar and squeeze in the lemon juice or add the vinegar and gently stir this mixture. Keep it at room temperature for 10 minutes without stirring or shaking it.
  2. In 10 minutes, you can check that your milk has coagulated and formed a slightly curd like thick texture.
  3. Stir and the result is a beautiful buttermilk that can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days.

For making Buttermilk from Yogurt

  1. This one is really simple! All you need to do is churn the yoghurt and whisk in a little water to get a creamy textured buttermilk.