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How to make Buttermilk

Homemade Buttermilk is easy to make. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: homemade diy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk DIY substitute
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1656kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 1 quart of heavy whipping cream


  • Pour cream into a food processor/ blender/ mixer and beat on high until mixture resembles cottage cheese and the liquid separates from the butter. Strain the liquid from the butter and use a cheesecloth to get the remaining buttermilk from butter.
  • Pour buttermilk into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
  • Quart of heavy whipping cream makes 2 cups of buttermilk.


Serving: 480g | Calories: 1656kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.4g | Protein: 9.8g | Fat: 177.6g | Saturated Fat: 110.5g | Cholesterol: 658mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 360mg | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 7050IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 0.2mg