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Homemade Buttermilk Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttermilk Recipe 

Our homemade buttermilk recipe is so easy to make that I make it all the time! Homemade buttermilk can be made with fresh milk or milk that has gone sour. It literally takes me two minutes to throw it together, let it sit overnight and then in the morning I have fresh homemade buttermilk for my pancakes.

I use homemade buttermilk for:

  • pancakes
  • coffee cakes
  • homemade breads
  • homemade rolls
  • homemade baking powder biscuits
  • homemade cakes
  • soaking chicken before frying
  • buttermilk ice cream
  • buttermilk dressing
  • homemade scones

When I say I use homemade buttermilk for everything, I do. I just love my homemade buttermilk! If you want to try your hand at making homemade buttermilk, give our recipe a try and be ready for all the great goodies to come!



Homemade Buttermilk Recipe

3 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature

Mix ingredients and let sit out in a warm spot for 24 hours. After that, you have a fresh batch of homemade buttermilk! This works great. Don’t forget to save a half cup at the end so you can make a new batch of homemade buttermilk. It keeps going and going! Makes 1 quart.

You can use any kind of milk including dry milk, but regular milk works better than skim or dry milk. This recipe is a good way to use sour milk without throwing it away.


Homemade Buttermilk Dressing Recipe

Homemade Buttermilk Dressing

1 cup of buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Seasonings: I love dill, onion and garlic powder and parsley. If I have some chopped chives will throw some of those in too.

Mix and chill for 3 or more hours to let the flavors combine. This is a great dressing for salads but if you want to make it into a dip, then just add more mayonnaise.

This Homemade Buttermilk Recipe is from our Dining on a Dime Cookbook. For more easy recipes like this homemade buttermilk, check out Dining On A Dime here!