How to Make Sour Milk with Lemon & Vinegar

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Many a time, if you are looking forward to baking, you may need sour milk. It is also used as a substitute for buttermilk and a starter for cheese and yogurt. Making sour milk is quite easy and there are different ways you can do it. The most common recipe involves mixing lemon juice with milk. However, those of you who want to add a different flavor to sour milk can also use vinegar.

How To Make Sour Milk

A perfect addition to your baking recipes!
Prep Time1 min
Passive Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: European
Keyword: sour milk
Appliance: Blender, Hot plate
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

Sour Milk with Lemon Juice

  • 1 cup milk raw or pasteurized
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Sour Milk with Vinegar

  • 1 cup milk raw or pasteurized
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (plain)

Instructions

Sour Milk with Lemon Juice

  • To make sour milk, first, add lemon juice to the milk and stir it for about 30 seconds.
  • As soon as you see the milk and the lemon juice blend perfectly, let the milk rest for 5 minutes at room temperature.
  • When the milk starts curdling, that's when you know your homemade sour milk is ready!

Sour Milk with Vinegar

  • In an alternate way to make sour milk, add vinegar to the milk and stir it for 30 seconds.
  • Once you see the milk and the vinegar blend perfectly, stop stirring and let the milk rest for 5 minutes at room temperature.
  • You will notice the milk starts to thicken. Your sour milk is ready!

Notes

Warming the milk will help it sour quickly.
You can use different kinds of vinegar like apple cider vinegar for a flavored sour milk.

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Jinal is an MBA in finance from Mumbai University and an ex-banker. She is a wellness writer who spends her weekdays around words at Organic Facts and manages YouTube channel and social media handles- FB and Instagram. On weekends you can find her in coffee houses, movie halls, and shopping malls. Positivity drives her, and she finds peace in cooking, reading, and coffee!

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