Non-Buttermilk Buttermilk

Non-Buttermilk Buttermilk

Buttermilk that is made through a quick, 10-minute fermentation cycle so as to make migraines less likely and to offer an option to create non-dairy buttermilk. Yes, please! Low-FODMAP, too.


Buttermilk is a two-fold trigger for me as its fermentation cycle elicits migraines and its dairy factor prompts stomach aches. Therefore, I avoid buttermilk at all costs. I have found that making my own buttermilk several minutes before adding it to a recipe works splendidly and without the bodily harm. Works equally well with dairy milk and non-dairy milk (such as Almond Milk, Flax Milk, and Rice Milk) as well as with either lemon juice or white vinegar.


  • 1 cup preferred milk (full-fat lactose-free dairy milk or nut/seed milk)
  • 1 Tbsp preferred acid (fresh lemon juice or white vinegar)


  1. Into a glass measuring cup (Pyrex), add milk and lemon juice. Stir. Allow to set for 10 minutes.
  2. Use non-buttermilk buttermilk immediately.


  • Use immediately.
  • Migraine Warning: Citrus (lemon), Nuts (almond).
  • Dairy-free if using non-dairy milk.