How to Substitute Buttermilk: 6 Easy Buttermilk Substitutes

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 2 min read

Buttermilk adds a creamy, slightly tangy flavor to both sweet and savory recipes. But if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you cannot substitute regular milk instead, because it doesn’t have the same properties. Fortunately, there are a number of buttermilk substitutes you can create with just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator.