what is a substitute for buttermilk?

I want to make soda bread but can’t get buttermilk for the recipe


  • libby l

    Substitution: BUTTERMILK OR SOUR MILK 1 cup = 1 cup plain yogurt OR 1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes) OR 1 3/4 tsp cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk

  • xarmywife

    I think you can add a tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of sweet milk and that will suffice for buttermilk in a recipe.

    I hope it turns out wonderful!

  • Del Piero 10

    Buttermilk is the most disgusting substance in the universe. It does not belong in soda bread or anywhere else.

  • chocolate_chip_cookie01

    1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar and enough regular milk to make 1 cup of butter milk. Stir and wait about 5 – 10 minutes and it will be thick and ready..

  • Kitkat

    sour cream and milk

  • hollys1971


  • sweet milk with vinegar or lemon juice add to change the texture

  • lynne

    just use plain yoghurt, its more or less the same thing,,you can also use yoghurt for scones and biscuits.

  • brevejunkie

    1 cup of regular milk. Remove one tablespoon of the milk and add one tablespoon vinegar. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.

  • momlitch

    I use 1tbsp and 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice and a cup of sweet milk. I let it sit for five minutes. Vinegar will work as well but sometimes it might leave a flavor. If you let it sit for five minutes it thickens it.

  • busymama

    for 1 cup buttermilk Use
    1 Tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup. (let stand 5 minutes before using) or
    1 cup plain yogurt

  • I Tisi

    What a surprise. I remember the days you could get buttermilk. It is getting rather difficult to get anything proper now-days. Perhaps you can try full fat yogurt

  • menollyl

    substitue the same measurment of buttermilk for natural yogurt, do not use just plain yogurt as it doesnt have the right acidity for the recipe.

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