Buttermilk can be used as part of a substitute for sour cream when combined with other dairy ingredients. To substitute for sour cream in a baking recipe, About.com suggests mixing buttermilk with butter.Continue Reading
The actual ratio of buttermilk and butter in About.com's sour cream substitution recipe can vary depending on the consistency desired. To substitute for 1 cup of sour cream, either mix 7/8 cup of buttermilk with 3 tablespoons of butter, or mix 3/4 cup of buttermilk with 1/3 cup of butter.
About.com also suggests that 1/4 cup of buttermilk with 1 cup of cottage cheese, mixed briefly in a blender, can produce a substitute for 1 cup of sour cream for a dip recipe.Learn more about Substitutions
Yogurt can serve as a volume by volume substitute for buttermilk in recipes. A mixture of 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar is another substitute for 1 cup of buttermilk, as is a mixture of 1 cup of milk with 1 3/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar.Full Answer >
Stir 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar into 1 cup milk to make a substitute for buttermilk. Alternatively, dissolve 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar in 1 cup milk for similar results.Full Answer >
Substitutes for sour milk in a recipe may include 2 percent milk and lemon juice, yogurt or tofu. These substitutions are usually healthier options than sour milk or buttermilk.Full Answer >
According to SF Gate, cream cheese, half and half and 1 percent milk all make decent whipping cream substitutes. However, not all whipping cream substitutes work for all recipes. For example, cream cheese cannot be used to make whipped cream.Full Answer >