Homemade Creme Fraiche
Crème fraîche is thick, heavy cream with a slightly tart taste. It makes a delicious substitute for whipped cream on fresh fruits, pies, and cobblers. For a touch of sweetness, stir in a little honey or sugar before serving.
Total Timea day or more
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturecreamy, rich, tart
Type of DishCondiments
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sour cream or buttermilk
Place the heavy cream in a small bowl and add the sour cream. Whisk to combine.
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature until thick, 12 to 18 hours (the sour cream or buttermilk protects the cream from developing harmful bacteria while it is thickening).
Once thickened, the crème fraîche can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 1 week.
2006 Myra Goodman