Homemade Buttermilk and Sour Cream

Gleaned these two great tips from Laine at Laine’s Letters in her recipe box section:

“Buttermilk and sour cream are expensive, but oh, so easy to make.

Buttermilk: I take 1/4 cup of buttermilk aOld Mason Jarsnd add four cups of milk to a mason jar.

Cover and shake a little, then put on the counter.

In about 24 hours, I have buttermilk. I just have to remember to save a little buttermilk from each batch for the next batch.

Sour cream:
Same as above recipe, only you use heavy cream in place of the milk.”

Wonderful to know, right? By the way, I’ve subscribed to Laine’s Letters for years now. She is a dear woman, soKittens in Paradise encouraging to stay at home moms and homemakers everywhere. It would be worth your time to follow the link and check out a few of her letters!

7 thoughts on “Homemade Buttermilk and Sour Cream”

  1. Wow! That’s interesting! I never would have thought that. And all those times when I needed more of one of those ingredients, there it was in my fridge all that time…

  2. I took a few minutes to peruse Laines Letters and the recipe box yielded another good idea. I am out of Comet to scrub my sink, so I made this mix of hers: 1/2 cup each borax and baking soda and a few drops wintergreen. I had peppermint, anyway it works fabulous and it doesn’t bleach the front of my shirt when I get carried away in a thorough scrub! And the scent was beautiful. This type of recipe is at the very end of her recipe box list.

  3. Cena–I hadn’t seen that one! So glad you shared it, I go through Comet like crazy keeping my kitchen sinks clean…that’s a lot of baking soda, whew! Love the peppermint idea, I even have some…leftover from baby days…

    And I don’t know how many perfectly good tees I’ve ruined doing laundry and sinks! It’s terrible! 😉

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