Homemade Sour Cream


Sour cream is easy to make yourself. A lot of cake and cookie recipes call for sour cream which might not be readily available at home. This quick-fix tastes exactly like the standard store-bought.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 10 mins
1 1/4 cup


  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¾ teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Combine milk and vinegar and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour heavy cream into a jar. Stir in the milk mixture, cover the jar, and let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Chill before using.


1/4 cup buttermilk can be used instead of milk and vinegar mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
11g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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