Dairy-Free “Buttermilk” Recipe

Recipes often call for buttermilk.  Fear not Dairy-free friends!  You can easily make your own dairy-free buttermilk at home!  I use this for my Dairy-Free Lemon “Buttercream” Birthday Cake recipe amongst others.


  • Dairy-free milk of your choice (I use rice or coconut)
  • Lemon juice


  1. Add one tbsp of fresh lemon juice for every cup of non-dairy milk.  Allow mixture to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.  You now have dairy-free buttermilk!   Use according to recipe directions.  For example, if your recipe calls for 1 cup of buttermilk you will now use this minus 1 tbsp as you have made 1 cup plus 1 tbsp of buttermilk.


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