11 Smart Things to Do with Buttermilk

Last Updated July 11, 2017
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smart things to do with buttermilk

Creamy, rich, and tangy, buttermilk makes everything better. Making your own is easy! Just add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of regular whole milk and let it stand for 5 minutes. If you buy or make too much and are wondering what to do with the rest, here are 11 smart recipes.

Buttermilk Cornbread

Store-bought bread is fine for making most kinds of bread stuffing, but for cornbread stuffing, I think it’s best to make your own. This cornbread, adapted from a recipe by contributing editor Pam...

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

A delicately textured dessert with tart buttermilk and zesty lemon.

Herbed Buttermilk Dressing

Herbed Buttermilk Dressing
Ditch the powdered ranch packets and enjoy this cool and creamy, fresh herb packed dressing.

Berry, Lime and Coconut Buttermilk Frozen Yogurt

The combination of raspberries, coconut and lime with the tanginess of whole milk yogurt and buttermilk makes for an incredibly light, rosy-hued treat. The bright sweetness of raspberries pairs nicely...

Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

This time of year I spend most Saturday mornings at the farmers market. This weekend, the local strawberries looked so good and were in such abundance that I bought an entire flat. This set me back...

Buttermilk Bread

A tasty-sour loaf that's easy to make!

Great-Gramma Wolfe’s Buttermilk Biscuits

Chef Orr Buttermilk Biscuits
I always remember my Gramma Kolb’s biscuits. She inherited the recipe from her mother, Great-Gramma Wolfe, who made them on the family farm in Gibson County near Princeton, Indiana. Gramma Kolb...

Maple View Dairy Buttermilk Cheesecake

maple view dairy buttermilk cheesecake
Ready for some of the best homemade cheesecake you've ever had? The secret ingredient? Buttermilk.

Porter-Peach and Buttermilk Sherbet

Porter-Peach and Buttermilk Sherbet
To prepare without an ice cream maker, simply pour the sherbet base directly into popsicle molds, freeze until partially set, insert popsicle sticks and freeze until firm.

Buttermilk Pie

Reprinted with permission from Home Cooked: Essential Recipes for a New Way to Cook by Anya Fernald with Jessica Battilana (Ten Speed Press).
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