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Homemade Sour Cream Recipe

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Make your own homemade sour cream from heavy cream and buttermilk or more sour cream. Plan ahead to give the sour cream 24 hours to thicken up and chill.

Prep Time: 24 hours

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 24 hours, 5 minutes


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or buttermilk


Mix heavy cream and sour cream or buttermilk in a screw-top jar, cover, and let stand at room temperature about 24 hours until very thick.

Chill homemade sour cream well before using and keep refrigerated.

Yield: 1 cup

Recipe Source: The New Doubleday Cookbook by Jean Anderson & Elaine Hanna (Doubleday)
Reprinted with permission.

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 4 out of 5
sour cream homemade, Member purplygirl

salam dears..... tried the recipe....it was good but i would suggest using curd instead of buttermilk coz when i let it stand for overnight i found the whey or water collected at the bottom of my jar.i transferred the sour cream to another bowl and tasted......IT WAS YUMMMMM!!!!!! Thanks 4 the recipe....

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