What Can I Do With a Carton of Buttermilk?

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Q: I have most of a carton of buttermilk and nothing to use it for! Neither my husband nor I are big milk drinkers so I would love to make something with it.

Unfortunately most recipes only seem to call for about a cup of the stuff and I estimate that I have closer to three. Any suggestions?

Sent by Sara

Editor: Sara, plain buttermilk pancakes or biscuits are a great way to use up some extra buttermilk. You can also make ice cream, or just freeze the buttermilk itself for later.

Here are a few more recipes from the archives:

How To Make Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch
Bacon-Sage Meatballs with Buttermilk Gravy
Blackberry Buttermilk Ice Cream
Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Ad Hoc

Readers, what's your favorite way to use up some buttermilk?

Related: Food Science: What is Buttermilk?

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