How To Make Sour Milk {Instantly OR The Long Way}

This is how to make sour milk easily at home. Sour milk is frequently used in baking recipes and makes for a great buttermilk substitute too.

To make 1 cup of sour milk (250 ml( add one 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of vinegar or lemon juice to a measuring cup and then enough milk to equal 1 cup (250 mL). Stir and let stand for 5 minutes before using.

Traditionally made sour milk done in the old way from raw (unpasteurized) whole milk that has been left out somewhere warm to naturally turn is a healthful dairy product that has an incredible array of uses.

The differences between sour milk, spoiled milk and buttermilk

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Spoiled Milk

Sour milk is raw milk that has been left out at room (or warmer) temperatures for a period of time until it becomes slightly thicker and takes on a sour taste.

Buttermilk

Then there is also buttermilk which is the liquid leftover from the butter-making process.

Sweet & Acid Whey

And of course, there is also whey which is the liquid leftover from the cheesemaking process.

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