Baseline Buttermilk Alternative


Equivalent: 1 cup of Buttermilk


  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Lemon juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, or Cream of Tartar
  • Plain or Unsweetened Milk Alternative (soy, rice, oat, etc.)

Directions: Add enough of the milk alternative to the juice, vinegar, or cream of tartar to make one cup. Let the solution stand for ten minutes before adding to your recipe.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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