Chic 'N Savvy

Make Your Own Buttermilk Substitute Using 2 Ingredients!!

Who Knew it Was So Easy to Make Your Own Buttermilk?! 

Make Your Own Buttermilk with Just 2 Ingredients

I never buy buttermilk, because I rarely use it. But every now and then I come upon a recipe that calls for buttermilk and then I’m in a pickle because I don’t have any.

Rather than run to the store for that one ingredient, I found a way to make your own buttermilk – and it is super easy and super fast!! Plus you will probably have the 2 ingredients in your house already!

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Unless you find yourself cooking from scratch often or making a lot of buttermilk biscuits or fried chicken (which is REALLY good soaked in buttermilk before frying), it probably doesn’t pay to buy buttermilk by the carton.

Cooking from scratch is a great way to be economical in the kitchen, but if you end up throwing away extra ingredients you don’t use, than that “economy” part goes right out the window!

Being able to easily make it when you need it is a great alternative! Not only is it a lot less  expensive, but you also avoid the waste of throwing out the rest of your carton of unused buttermilk when it spoils.

In my opinion, being easy to make AND saving me money in the long run is a great combination!

Make Your Own Buttermilk

Making this buttermilk alternative is super easy and, like I mentioned, you probably have both of the ingredients waiting for you in your kitchen.

The next time you need it to make your cinnamon rolls, cake, biscuits, cole slaw, fried chicken or any other recipe that calls for buttermilk, you’ll be ready! Be sure to check out all our other recipes using buttermilk below too!

White House White Distilled Vinegar 64ozWhite House White Distilled Vinegar 64oz

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls – This is My MOST Popular POST Ever! It gets tons of traffic each month. These cinnamon rolls don’t require any yeast, which means they are quick to make and no wait time for dough to rise!

Cinnamon Buttermilk Bread

Buttermilk Cinnamon Bread– If you love cinnamon and bread you will love this. I am a huge cinnamon fan so I just swoon over this bread! Nice and moist and packed full of flavor!


KFC Coleslaw Recipe – Yes Coleslaw does have buttermilk. It truly adds a delicious flavor to it. I have used this same recipe for years and everyone loves it and keeps wanting more of it.

I hope you all enjoy this easy recipe for buttermilk, and if you venture out and try one of these recipes you enjoy it! I love to cook and bake so stay tuned for more!

Yield: 1 Cup

Homemade Buttermilk

Homemade Buttermilk

It's super easy to make your own substitute buttermilk using only two ingredients.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar


  1. Pour milk in a 1 cup measuring cup, and fill it almost to the top.
  2. Add vinegar to the milk and let it set for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest


Reader Interactions


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to Recipe