10 Substitutes for Buttermilk  - You Must Try

Buttermilk lends zest and wetness to dishes, but there are many dairy-free alternatives. Try these ten buttermilk substitutes:

1. Dairy-Free Milk + Lemon Juice or Vinegar

To make a sour buttermilk substitute, mix dairy-free milk (like almond, soy, or coconut milk) with vinegar or lemon juice.

2. Yogurt

Add a little water or milk to plain yogurt until it gets thick like buttermilk.

3. Sour Cream

Sour cream should be diluted with milk or water until it has the same thickness and acidity as buttermilk.

4. Kefir

Kefir is a soured dairy product that tastes a lot like buttermilk and can be used in place of buttermilk.

5. Cream of Tartar + Milk

To make milk taste like buttermilk, mix 1 cup of milk with 1 3/4 teaspoons of cream of tartar.

6. Lemon Juice + Milk

Put milk and lemon juice together, and then wait a few minutes for the mixture to curdle. This will make a buttermilk replacement.

7. Vinegar + Milk

Adding white or apple cider vinegar to milk and letting it sit for a few minutes will make it sour and thick.

8. Plain Kombucha

If you don't have buttermilk, you can use plain kombucha instead.

9. Coconut Milk + Lemon Juice

When you mix coconut milk with lemon juice, you get a dairy-free buttermilk substitute that tastes a bit like coconut.

10. Buttermilk Powder

If you already have buttermilk powder, you can use it instead of watery buttermilk by following the directions on the package to mix it with water.

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