Monday, November 1, 2021

How to Make Sour Cream

     

            I love making things from scratch.  I make my own seasoning mixes, salad dressings, meat rubs, etc.  Today, I am going to show you how to make your own sour cream.  It takes just 3 ingredients to make a delicious batch of sour cream that goes great on a Tostado, on an enchilada, on a baked potato, to top a bowl of chili or even to use it in a chocolate cake

 


 

            There are other recipes for making sour cream out there but my method does not require any cooking.

Makes 2 cups.

·         1 c. (8 oz.) heavy whipping cream (I prefer to use the ones that have 36% of fat)

·         ¼ c. milk

·         2 tsp. lemon juice or white vinegar

In a jar (I used a canning jar), pour in the heavy cream and lemon juice and using a spoon, stir them together a bit.  Now pour in the milk.  Put the lid on and shake them all together real well.  Now, remove the lid a put a piece of cheese cloth or breathable kitchen paper over the top and secure it with a rubber band.

      Put the jar on your countertop and leave it alone overnight (or up to 24 hours) so it can set up.  After 24 hours, it should be quite firm.  Remove the covering, give it a stir and put the lid on it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

 


 

      Sometimes the sour cream you make will be thinner than the kind you purchase at the store and that is fine. It will still have a lot of delicious flavor.  It turns out thinner because we do not add in any thickening agent.

I love using sour cream in baked goods because the acid tenderizes the gluten so your cakes turn out so soft and luscious.  Makes 2 cups. 

 

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