Why would you want to make your own buttermilk?
What do you even use it for? Well in our family we really like ranch dressing and dip and we can go through a lot. It is so much cheaper and healthier to make your own, plus it is super easy! Buttermilk is also wonderful in biscuits and other baked goods! This easy 5 minute cultured buttermilk recipe will make sure you always have buttermilk on hand!
Generally it seems that a quart of buttermilk cost about half of the price of a gallon of milk. So making it myself gives me twice as much buttermilk for the same price! Definitly a win!
What you need For Cultured Buttermilk
All you need to successfully make easy 5 minute cultured buttermilk is regular milk, a buttermilk starter , and a pint or quart jar. You can buy a special starter online from a cheesemaking supply store. Or you can do what I did and start with a quart of buttermilk from the store.
How to make your Cultured buttermilk
To make you first batch of buttermilk all you need to do is place about 2 Tablespoons of buttermilk in a jar. Then fill the jar the rest of the way up with milk. Leave sitting out on your counter overnight. In the morning it will be thick, creamy buttermilk!
Use the rest of the store bought buttermilk in dressing or baking or freeze some in ice cube trays as new starter in the future,
Keep your buttermilk going
If you take care of your buttermilk you can practically have a perpetual supply! Everytime the jar of buttermilk gets low just fill it back up with fresh milk and let it sit out overnight. If the rim of the jar starts getting a lot of messy buildup simply transfer to a clean jar.
After a while something may go wrong and your buttermilk culture might grow weaker and not culture as well. If this happens just start with some new buttermilk or a couple cubes of frozen buttermilk if you made any.
What about you? Did you know how easy it is to make your own easy 5 minute buttermilk? What else have you tried making yourself? Leave a comment below.