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Vegan Buttermilk

What is Buttermilk, How to Make Vegan Buttermilk, Recipe and Ways To Use It

Buttermilk is a staple in American baking, but what if you're vegan? Fear not! There are many ways to make vegan buttermilk - here's the recipe I use and some ideas for uses of your new delicious dairy free ingredient.
4.8 from 21 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Course Drinks, Preparation
Cuisine American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 1 cup
Calories 110 kcal



  • Measure your choice of milk, as per the above recommendations. Use a measuring cup.
  • Squeeze the lemon and measure it. This recipe calls for one tablespoon of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar. See notes above.
  • Combine the soy milk and lemon juice and let it sit and curdle. Typically 5-10 minutes.
  • Use or store on an air-tight container



I try making only the amount of homemade vegan buttermilk that I will use in my vegan baking, but if you have leftovers, you can safely keep them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in a closed mason jar.
If we have done this in batches, this recipe can be the perfect addition to our recipe list. Once ready for use, transfer to the fridge to freeze overnight. Transfer to freezer for storage.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 118mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 928IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 331mgIron: 1mg
Keyword buttemilk vegan, dairy-free buttermilk, vegan buttermilk
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