If you are looking for a dry buttermilk powder substitute, I have one for you! It’s quick to make with two simple ingredients.
It’s great for when you have run out or can’t buy it locally. I’ve come up with a simple solution similar to fresh buttermilk substitutes.
Run out of buttermilk powder or can’t get it. Make this easy dry buttermilk powder substitute!
What Is Buttermilk Powder?
Buttermilk Powder is the dry form of buttermilk which is a liquid milk fat leftover from making butter. The buttermilk is heated, pasteurized then evaporated into a dry powder, similar to milk powder.
About This Substitute For Buttermilk Powder
The principles of this dry buttermilk powder are similar to that of making a fresh buttermilk substitute, where milk is turned sour with an acidic ingredient.
But, instead of using fresh ingredients, we will be using dry.
The two ingredients needed are whole milk powder (or skim if you prefer) and cream of tartar which gives a slight sourness to the milk.
How To Make Dry Buttermilk Powder Substitute
You will need 60 grams (2 ounces / half a heaped cup) of milk powder and 3 level teaspoons of cream of tartar.
Use a whisk or small blender to mix the two until well combined.
Store in a dry and clean airtight container.
How To Use
This dry buttermilk substitute is good in small quantities for making dry mixes like our dry ranch dressing mix, cake mixes, muffins, and pancakes.
Can I Use This As A Replacement For Fresh Buttermilk?
You could use it as a replacement for fresh buttermilk in baking if you are desperate by mixing ¼ cup of dry buttermilk substitute and 1 cup of water.
However, you will find that it is watery in consistency and does not have the same thick consistency as real buttermilk, which you may need for some recipes.
You can find better substitutes for fresh buttermilk on our “What Can You Use Instead Of Buttermilk” page.
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Dry Buttermilk Powder Substitutes
- 60 grams (3 ounces / ½ heaped cup) milk powder
- 3 level teaspoons cream of tartar
- Use a whisk or small blender to mix the two until well combined.
- Store in a dry and clean airtight container until ready to use.