Homemade Buttermilk


Homemade Buttermilk gives a huge flavor boost to pancakes.  These have dried cranberries and sliced almonds and went down real easy.


I was shocked to find that commercial buttermilk is the same price as half and half., i.e. $3.+ a quart!!


Like yogurt, buttermilk has one ingredient – milk.  A gallon of milk costs around $2. (sometimes even less; this week, it is $1.89!), so I can make yogurt or buttermilk for just the cost of the milk, and not pay $12. a gallon for either buttermilk or yogurt.

How to make one’s own buttermilk?

I use a 12-ounce jar and put about a quarter cup of buttermilk in it; then fill it up with regular milk (I use whole), and give it a few good shakes.  Let it sit out on the counter until it is thick – anywhere from 12 – 36 hours, depending on the temperature in your kitchen.

Also like yogurt and sourdough starter, you can keep this going forever, although refreshing it a time or two a year, especially if it hasn’t been used regularly, will do it no harm!


About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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2 Responses to Homemade Buttermilk

  1. There is nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of cold buttermilk. It’s been awhile since I’ve made it.

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