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How to Make Sour Cream With Yogurt

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How To Make Sour Cream With YogurtDid you know that you can make your own sour cream?  I recently discovered that making sour cream is SO EASY!

All it takes is cream, and something to culture it with.  You can make sour cream using raw vinegar with the mother, milk kefir, yogurt, or even buttermilk!

You can also make it using a starter culture from Cultures for Health if you prefer.

It’s So Easy To Make Sour Cream!

All you have to do to make sour cream is stir in a 1-2 tablespoons of live yogurt into a cup of cream and let it sit in a warm place overnight!

Seriously.  That’s it.

If you use kefir or extra kefir grains or buttermilk instead of yogurt, you don’t even have to keep it warm.  It really is this easy.  I LOVE it!

Related: How To Make Easy Kefir Cheese

Sour Cream Making Tips

You’ll have the best results with pasteurized heavy whipping cream.  Raw cream has a lot of other bacteria so it doesn’t culture as well.

The super ultra pasteurized stuff doesn’t always set up correctly either.  For more troubleshooting, check out the detailed page from Cultures for Health.

Ways to Use Sour Cream

Of course there are about a billion ways to use sour cream, but my favorite is to melt cheese onto scrambled eggs and top with tomatoes and sour cream.

Related: Crustless Quiche Recipe

It also makes an awesome, creamy homemade ice cream.  Click here to get the instructions. 

Sour cream also makes a yummy dip for vegetables when you flavor it with your favorite herbs and spices.  Parsley, garlic and salt make a nice ranch-like dip.

You can also stir sour cream into casseroles and sauces to make a stroganoff.  Start with a nice broth base, and add it in after turning of the heat.

Related: How To Make Super Easy Rabbit Stock and Here’s How To Make Creamy Rabbit Gravy

What’s your favorite way to eat sour cream?

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