Buttermilk is a healthy ingredient we add in a number of recipes. It makes your baked goods fluffy and soft and also adds a nice texture to your pancakes. Also, it works as a wonderful chicken marinate and adds a taste to it. Buttermilk is not always available handy and what would you do if you have guests coming home and need buttermilk for the recipe, and unfortunately you are out of buttermilk! Don’t worry as here we are with the top buttermilk recipes you can easily use in place of your beloved buttermilk, and trust me it works the same!
Sour cream can be used to make your own buttermilk alternative. It tastes exactly the same and has similar nutrients too. All you need is 1 cup sour cream and 1 cup water. Always take these 2 ingredients in equal quantities and make it according to your required portions. Add sour cream in water and give it a good stir. Tada! Your buttermilk alternative is ready.
Just like sour cream, you can make your own buttermilk alterative using yoghurt. Plus, it tastes the exact same like buttermilk and contains beneficial bacteria too! Take yoghurt and water in equal quantities. Add yoghurt to water and give it a good mix. Use it like you would use buttermilk.
Whey won’t look as white buttermilk but it tastes similar and also has the same nutrients. To make this buttermilk alternative, you need 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar and 1 cup milk. Pour milk in a jar and add lemon juice or vinegar to it. Stir and let it stand for 30 minutes. It is ready to be used. You may also boil the milk and immediately add lemon or vinegar to it. The whey will separate out and you can filter. The remaining cottage cheese can be used in your recipes.
Need a dairy-free alternative? Coconut milk can be used to make dairy-free buttermilk. The process is similar to the whey mentioned above. All you need is 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar and 1 cup coconut milk. Pour coconut milk in a jar and add lemon juice or vinegar to it. Stir and let it stand for 30 minutes. Refrigerate it and use it as and when required.
Tip: You can also use almond milk in place of coconut milk, whatever is available at the moment.
Kefir too makes a great alternative to buttermilk. All you need is just buttermilk and no other ingredient. This can be used on-the-go since it requires no preparation or any other ingredient. Substitute equal parts kefir for buttermilk in any recipe.
CREAM OF TARTAR
Cream of tartar too can be used as a buttermilk substitute. All you need is 1 cup milk and ½ tablespoon of cream of tartar. Mix well to dissolve the cream of tartar ad use it.
- Once you are done making the final product, store it in a container and refrigerate it. Use it as and when required.
- Always keep it in air tight containers.
- If you are not refrigerating it, you can keep it closed in an air tight container for about 1-2 weeks.