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Milk in a glass measuring cup with a spoon and a bottle of apple cider vinegar

Buttermilk Substitute

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When you need a substitute for buttermilk, this is the quick and easy way to make an alternative that works just like buttermilk. You can make this vegan or not!


  • 1 scant cup unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar**


  1. Pour the milk into a 1 cup measuring cup until it’s almost full.
  2. Stir in the vinegar.
  3. If time permits, allow it to sit for a few minutes, if not, proceed with the recipe.


*unsweetened almond milk is what I usually have on hand and use, but any milk will work, dairy or non-dairy.

**White vinegar also works.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: staple recipes
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 30