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Dairy Free Buttermilk in a glass pyrex measuring cup with a red whisk

How to Make Dairy Free Buttermilk (Fast and Easy)

Need buttermilk for a recipe, but you’re dairy free and can’t find a good alternative? This recipe is for you! This easy and fast dairy-free buttermilk substitution is just two ingredients and comes together in two minutes!

  • Total Time: 2 min
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar (you could also use lemon juice if needed)
  • Lite canned coconut milk – or the dairy-free milk of your choice


  1. Add vinegar to a glass measuring cup.
  2. Pour in coconut milk until you reach one cup of total liquid.
  3. Stir well and use immediately.


Use as a 1:1 substitute for buttermilk.

  • Author: Anna Luther
  • Prep Time: 0 min
  • Cook Time: 2 min