5 Ways to Use Leftover Buttermilk
It happens every time: you buy a carton of buttermilk, use it in a specific recipe, and then spend a week feeling guilty every time you open up the fridge and see it sitting there unused. But not this time! Here are five ideas — and over 15 recipes — for using up your leftover buttermilk.
1. Bake with it.
Buttermilk makes tender cakes, quick breads and biscuits, and works with both sweet and savory flavors.
2. Make a batch of pancakes.
3. Make a creamy salad dressing.
It’s easy to make a quick ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing if you have buttermilk on hand, and they taste so much better than the bottled stuff.
4. Use it in frozen treats.
The tartness of buttermilk makes ice cream, popsicles and milkshakes even more refreshing.
- Recipe: Blackberry Buttermilk Ice Cream
- Recipe: Buttermilk Rosemary Ice Cream
- 5 Recipes That Give Frozen Desserts a Kick With Buttermilk
5. Make fried chicken and coleslaw for dinner.
It’s not an every day sort of meal, but this combo is hard to beat — and it’s a great way to use up extra buttermilk.
More Buttermilk Tips & Tricks on The Kitchn
- How to Make Buttermilk from Plain Milk with Lemon Juice or Vinegar
- Good Tip: Freezing Leftover Buttermilk
- What Can I Do With Leftover Buttermilk?
- How Do I Substitute Buttermilk for Milk in Baking Recipes?
What do you do with leftover buttermilk?