Sure, you can buy sour cream in-store, but you’ll only calm yourself down if you do because homemade sour cream tastes a million times better. And you know what? It only takes two ingredients and maybe two minutes of your time to make a batch from scratch. Damn it. You don’t have to cook anything. Make sour cream once, and I guarantee you will never return to this store-bought stuff.
- 1 cup heavy cream (heavy or whipping)
- 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour cream
- Pour ingredients into a sterilized pint glass; Poetry; and shake vigorously to combine.
- Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 24 hours to allow the sour cream to develop.
- Then give your finished sour creams, stir well and store it in the refrigerator if you are not going to use it immediately.
1-1 / 4 cup. Scale the recipe up or down to meet your needs. If you’re making more than two cups, you’ll need to use a quart glass.
Why this works
The lactic acid bacteria in buttermilk (or sour creams) ferment the cream, making it sour and thickened.
Now, if you want to part hair, this recipe actually makes crème Fraiche, but I guarantee your taste buds won’t complain about the finer name.
How to make low-fat sour cream
Substitute some of the cream called for with whole milk, half and half, or light cream. Remember: your sour creams won’t turn out quite as thick if you cut the fat.
Do you need something that you can use now?
If you don’t have time to make sour creams from scratch, here is a substitute to use in its place. And if you’re just looking for a stand-in because you’ve reached (or passed) the sell-by date stamped on the sour creams container in your refrigerator, you may not need a replacement.
Here’s how long sour cream is really good
Never seem to have sour creams when you need it or always throwing away tubs that went bad before you could use it? Think about investing in a container of sour creams. It can be reconstituted like powdered milk so you always have sour creams on hand. You can use as much or as little as you need so there is never any waste.
Did you know already?
In fact, when you buy non-fat sour creams there is no cream in it at all. Disappointing! Give the real things a try; Your taste buds will thank you.
Used for extra sour cream
If you switch to homemade sour creams, you will likely never have anything left over (it just tastes too good), but should you ever find a little more, try your sour creams in these recipes . You will be surprised how much it elevates even the simplest of dishes.
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