Homemade Buttermilk

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Once you see how easy it is to make buttermilk, you'll want to make your own every time.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients:

Heavy cream (avoid ultra-pasteurized)


Directions:

1. Fill a jar halfway with heavy cream. Then, screw the lid on firmly (a canning jar works well for this purpose).

2. Start shaking the jar back and forth. After several minutes, the cream will thicken and turn into whipped cream. Keep shaking until the whipped cream is replaced with a yellow glob (butter) and a separate liquid (buttermilk).

3. Pour the buttermilk out of the jar, and use it in any recipe that calls for buttermilk.

To Use the Butter: Knead it under cold water for a couple minutes to remove any remaining buttermilk (it will spoil very quickly, if you don't). Then, salt (if desired), and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it.


OR


Buttermilk Substitute

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Milk (just under one cup)
1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice

Directions:

1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.

2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.

3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.


Submitted by Arlene from Kansas


 

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Can you use the second method with skim milk? That's all I have in the frig usually.
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You must use ranch dressing out of the bottle instead of making it and the same thing with cornbread. I can't imagine not having a use for it.
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Thanks. I can never find this in the store when I need it so now I can make my own.
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Haven't done this since I was a kid with fresh farm milk that the cream was skimmed off for this.
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I've used the easy 2nd suggestion, but the first recipe is new to me, and I imagine it would be excellent in choc. cake or sweet rolls.
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If my family and I liked buttermilk, I might give this a try just for the exercise. But, think I'll have to pass on this one. Thanks anyway.
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Thank you so much Butter milk is so expensive with this recipe I can save a lot of money
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I don't use it much so just buy the powder mix that you add water to. It keeps in the fridge and lasts forever.
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the second version we are more likely to have on hand as opposed to having heavy cream on hand, but both versions are good to know! Thanks.
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I do like it, but I think that this version is NOT for drinking, but rather for use in cooking or baking.
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recipe says 10 minutes
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I've used the vinegar in milk in a depression era recipe my grandma had. works well.
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So easy! I used to place heavy cream in a small jar and give it to my daughter to shake while I was preparing a holiday meal. It will turn into butter after enough shaking -Gives the kids a special task to help with the dinner!
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My kids love butter made like this and it is much better than the stuff you buy that has salt and other chemicals added to it.
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