How to make Sour Cream

You will need:

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sour cream or buttermilk


In a screw-top jar, combine the heavy cream and sour cream (or buttermilk). Shake the ingredients up a bit to thoroughly mix and let stand, covered, at room temperature for about 24 hours or until it becomes very thick. You can store your sour cream in the refrigerator in the original jar you mixed it in (or use some other resealable container) for up to one week. Make sure that your sour cream is well chilled before using.

If you want to make a lighter sour cream, substitute whole milk for 1/2 cup of the heavy cream.

PS: Buttermilk is made by adding 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of room-temperature whole milk. You then leave this to stand for about 10 minutes. Then use in the recipe as directed.



Any substitue for sour cream please?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

You can use yoghurt or buttermilk. do u make heavy cream? or is it available to buy?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Available ready made.

Please can I know that Where can you buy sour cream in Mombasa


Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Try Nakumatt.

How do I make cream as I get fresh whole milk from a farm. It's also difficult to get cream from shops.
Thanks apa.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, sorry I have never tried to make cream so am not sure how to do it.

hi, I wanted to know when a recipe requires to add cream, do you mean whip cream (which is foamy) or heavy whipping cream (which is more liquid)? Please let me know as I am very confused.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, always use liquid whipping cream unless the recipe says to use cream that has already been whipped.

This recipe makes how much or how many cups of sour cream to use in another dish?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

1 and a quarter cups.