Buttermilk isn’t just a classic baking ingredient – it’s also a delicious and versatile pantry staple that can add some zing to your favorite recipes! From classic buttermilk-baked goods to unexpected savory dishes, read on to learn some of the best recipes that use buttermilk.
Have some leftover buttermilk to use up?
Try adding it to familiar recipes for a unexpected twist, or experiment with new dishes for a fun culinary adventure!
From sweet to savory, there are so many possibilities for adding a splash of buttermilk to your favorite dishes.
Easy Recipes with Buttermilk
This Homemade Ranch Dressing is hands down the best, most crave-worthy ranch you've ever had. This recipe can rival any restaurant ranch dressing!
This Healthy Wedge Salad is topped with a lower-calorie tangy buttermilk-blue cheese dressing and combines iceberg lettuce with radicchio and romaine. It’s topped with crispy onions and bacon for added crunch.
Light and airy homemade cinnamon buttermilk beignets that are the simplest to make and require only pantry staple ingredients. Dust each warm beignet with powdered sugar and serve with a steaming coffee or cup of cocoa. What a way to start your day!
There are so many ways to make coleslaw, but this creamy buttermilk coleslaw is probably one of the most traditional recipes you’ll find. It’s a simple blend of shredded cabbage and carrots tossed in a simple-to-make buttermilk dressing.
These Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts are all about the texture. They are soft and cakey on the inside, and golden brown on the outside with these beautiful nooks and crannies for that sweet glaze to hold onto.
Unopened Buttermilk: Typically, unopened buttermilk can last for about 1 to 2 weeks beyond the printed expiration date when stored in the refrigerator. If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell, mold growth, or unusual texture, it’s best to discard it.
Opened Buttermilk: Once opened, buttermilk should be consumed within 7 to 10 days for the best quality.
Yes. If you want to extend the shelf life of buttermilk, you can also freeze it. Freezing can prolong its usability for up to 3 months. However, freezing may cause separation and changes in texture, so it’s advisable to shake or stir the thawed buttermilk before using it.
To freeze buttermilk, follow these steps:
Check the expiration date: Make sure the buttermilk is not expired before freezing it.
Transfer to a freezer-safe container: While you can freeze the buttermilk directly in the carton, I recommend pouring it into: ice cube trays, silicone molds (I use the same molds from my Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites), or small airtight containers.
Label and date: Clearly label the container with the contents and the date of freezing. This will help you keep track of how long it has been in the freezer.
Freeze: Place the container in the freezer and ensure it is stored in a stable position where it won’t get knocked over. Once frozen solid, transfer the cream cubes to a large ziploc bag. Label the bag and freeze!
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Buttermilk isn’t just a classic baking ingredient – it’s also a delicious and versatile pantry staple that can add some zing to your favorite recipes! From classic buttermilk-baked goods to unexpected savory dishes, read on to learn some of the best recipes that use buttermilk. Try this Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing!