Sour Cream is made by fermenting regular cream with some bacteria. Make this fabulous homemade version which is much economical to make .

Homemade Sour Cream

Course: Basic
Cuisine: Continental
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Sour Cream is made by fermenting regular cream with some bacteria. Make this fabulous homemade version which is much economical to make .

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Low Fat Cream
  • 1/4 cup Full Fat Milk
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Transfer the heavy cream in a clean glass jar.

  2. Add lemon juice in milk and keep aside for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the mixture in the jar with the cream.

  4. Mix well.

  5. Cover the jar and keep aside for 24 hours at room temperature.

  6. Refrigerate the jar for 6-8 hours.

  7. Sour cream is ready to be used now.

Recipe Notes

Use low fat cream to make sour cream. The fat content of the cream should be 18-20 %.

You can also make buttermilk using vinegar. Just replace lemon juice with vinegar and follow the rest of the steps as listed.

Another way is to make sour cream is using yogurt as the fermenting agent. Just add a tsp of plain live yogurt per 1 cup of cream and leave on the counter for 6-8 hours. Then refrigerate for another few hours.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Sour Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.