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Homemade Buttermilk

Learn how to make your Homemade Buttermilk with just two simple ingredients (that I'm sure you have at home already)! In a matter of minutes, you can have your own Homemade Buttermilk to use in recipes, no need to run to the store!

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What is buttermilk?

Buttermilk is a fermented dairy drink. It is also acidic which can react with baking soda in certain recipes. It can also be used to retain moisture and tenderize chicken and pork. It's commonly used in fried things and baked goods.

Buttermilk is something that is more specialty and can be harder to find at the grocery store. Organic Valley makes an organic version, however, none of the grocery stores in town carry it! So, I was left with making my own. Not only is it used for air frying recipes, but it can also be used in pancakes, waffles, biscuits, cakes, and more!

So today I'm sharing a really easy recipe for Homemade Buttermilk so you never have to worry about finding it or buying it. All you need is organic whole milk and lemons. Get the recipe below.

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

Homemade Buttermilk

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



This simple homemade buttermilk recipe can be used in place of buttermilk in any recipe. Make this easy homemade buttermilk recipe when you simply run out of buttermilk.


  • 1 cup organic whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon organic fresh lemon juice


  • Add the milk and lemon juice together and stir. Allow to sit for a few minutes while the milk curdles.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 7 days.


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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