Nerdie Foodie: Homemade Buttermilk

Welcome back, Nerdie Foodies! Ready for another essential recipe? This week we’re talking about buttermilk! A useful ingredient for quite a few recipes. But not enough to use up a full jug before it expires. So why buy a large jug of buttermilk when you only need a couple of ingredients to make just enough for all of your baking needs? Let’s go check out this simply foodie recipe!

What You’ll Need

Equipment Ingredients
Pyrex Measuring Cup Milk
1 Chopstick or Spoon Bottle of Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon  


Photo Credit: Nerdy Curiosities


Photo Credit: Nerdy Curiosities


  1. Fill the Pyrex cup with 1 Cup of milk.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice to the milk.
*Tip: If you don’t have a bottle of lemon juice and only have real lemons, cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice of one half. Juice from one half of a lemon is good for 2 Cups of Milk.
  1. Using a spoon or chopstick, stir the milk and lemon juice together until it’s well combined.
  2. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Small curds will begin to form when the acidity from the lemon juice reacts with a base like milk. Once the curds start to increase in amount in the Pyrex Cup, it is ready to be used in your recipe.

End Results

nerdie foodie buttermilk

Photo Credit: Nerdy Curiosities

This is a great way to make recipes that require buttermilk and you don’t have any on hand. It’s a great substitute recipe to have in your back pocket when you’re in a pinch. Keep this one handy, Nerdie Foodies! Buttermilk pancakes and bread in abundance are headed your way! Share with us your creations and let us know in the comments what you would like to see next!

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