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Homemade Sour Cream

Celestial

"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 sour cream and is easy to make."
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Ingredients

1 d 10 m servings 106 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)

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Directions

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  1. Combine the milk and vinegar and let stand for 10 minutes. Pour the 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.

Footnotes

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

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 106 calories; 11.2 g fat; 1.2 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Very good recipe, I didn't feel comfortable leaving a jar of cream and milk out even though the vinegar was probably enough to kill bacteria, I cheated I mixed it up with my kitchen aid until it...

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This recipe didn't work for me. I followed it as written. Only thing I may have done differently was use raw cream and raw milk from our cow. I am not sure if I did something wrong but after 2...

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Very good recipe, I didn't feel comfortable leaving a jar of cream and milk out even though the vinegar was probably enough to kill bacteria, I cheated I mixed it up with my kitchen aid until it...

Worked great! I was a little worried about leaving the ingredients unrefrigerated but it all worked out fine! This is a little runny compared to store bought, but you at least know what is bei...

Fabulous ! Made it numerous times now. Thanks for posting this !!

This works like a charm- very thick and rich! Sterilize your Mason jar. I used buttermilk and a good quality heavy (high butterfat) cream. Secure the lid and canning ring, shake, and let sit on ...

I have tried making this twice and I have had not luck! The first time it did not harden up. The second time it just tasted like cream, not sour cream. I really want this to work. I have followe...

like another reviewer, I was not comfortable leaving this sit out overnight. I downsized the recipe to 3/4 cup cream, 3 T milk and 1/2 tsp white vinegar, whizzed it in the magic bullet for mayb...

This recipe didn't work for me. I followed it as written. Only thing I may have done differently was use raw cream and raw milk from our cow. I am not sure if I did something wrong but after 2...

I sized the recipe for 4 servings. I but it in a medium container and whipped it up with my motor boat. Its like when you do it for whipping cream. I labeled it. I like to know what goes into th...

Also, try half pint of whipping cream and a splash of lemon juice and salt to taste. Whip until thick. Careful not to overdo the lemon.