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Feb 23, 2008 03:50 PM

3.25 % buttermilk

I accidently bought 2l of 3.25 % buttermilk instead of 3.25% whole milk for my baby. What should I do with this buttermilk besides Buttermilk pancakes?

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  1. I've never seen buttermilk that isn't low or non-fat. Is it still cultured buttermilk?

    Scones, cornbread, biscuits, banana bread, etc.

    Ranch dressing.

    Drink is straight, maybe? Good buttermilk tastes like liquid cheese and the 3.25% must taste extra good.

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    1. re: Humbucker

      i've never seen the carton before. I just saw 3.25% and thought it was whole milk.

      I don't know if I want to drink it but the other suggestions are good! Thanks!

      1. re: Sharuf

        awesome... wonder I missed that thread.... I must really be sleepy Thanks

      2. I love to drink buttermilk, but unless you were introduced to it at a very young age you probably won"t like it. Why not introduce it to your baby, it is usually low fat, low calorie and healthy for you.

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        1. re: malibumike

          The baby can drink the buttermilk? Won't that make the baby sick? How old are talking here? She's almost 2

          1. re: sleepycat

            Why would it make her sick? It's just milk with cultures, like yogurt or cheese.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              I don't know.. I just have not heard of people giving buttermilk straight up to babies. Before I had mine I had very little contact with children and babies.

              1. re: sleepycat

                Buttermilk (that which is available today, not traditional buttermilk which really was the left-over from butter-making) is simply a cultured milk product like yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, kefir, and so on. Perfectly healthy and safe, very tasty if you like it (sour, but add a little sugar if you want, like lassi served in Indian restaurants). Should not be any problem for the baby if you want to try. Very good for many types of baking. DW and I made a fine pineapple upside down cake yesterday using buttermilk---recipe in Joy of Cooking. Google buttermilk or look in just about any cooking reference book to learn more.

                1. re: johnb

                  Thank you Johnb. That's what I was thinking... that buttermilk has something to do with butter by product.

                  1. re: sleepycat

                    Even if it were a "butter byproduct" it would still be healthy to drink -- that's what buttermilk originally was.