Sour Cream recipe | Homemade sour cream with detailed video and photo recipe – A lot of cake and cookie recipes call for sour cream which might not be readily available at home. This quick fix tastes exactly like the standard store-bought sour cream and is easy to make. you can make your own with just 3 simple ingredients.
Best known as a topping on Mexican-American favorites like burritos and nachos, sour cream is a divisive condiment that diners either love or love to hate. With a high fat content and creamy texture, sour cream is an easy and indulgent way to add richness and acidity to just about any savory or sweet dish.
How to Make Sour Cream
Before I tried this recipe, I actually had no idea how sour cream was made. Well, it turns out the name say’s it all because it’s literally preserved soured cream. Unlike other homemade dairy products, this method for sour cream requires no cooking at all and very little effort. To make my homemade sour cream all you need is a nice clean jar, milk, heavy cream, and fresh lemon juice. Oh, and a little bit of time, because you have to leave it covered on the countertop overnight. Make sure to use a breathable cloth (no lids or plastic wrap), as your sour cream will have a more fragrant flavor with exposure to the air. And that’s it!
After combining all of the ingredients they will do the work for you. The acid in the lemon reacts with the cream, similar to making my Homemade Buttermilk. After a night on the counter, I give the mix a good stir, Homemade Sour Cream. The final sour cream is thick, rich, and tangy flavor. There is no difference between this sour cream and the store-bought stuff, making it an amazing recipe to have on hand!
Commercial sour cream may also include rennet, gelatin , flavoring agents, vegetable enzymes, sodium citrate, and salt.
For Vegan : Soy sour cream is made from soy milk, making it a non-dairy alternative for vegan and other specialty diets.
Why is My Sour Cream Thin?
The consistency of your Homemade Sour Cream might be slightly looser than something store-bought, but it will provide all the same flavor and moisture to your baking. The reason for this is because there are no artificial thickeners, or gelling agents, that are often added to commercial brands of sour cream.
How to Store Sour Cream
Because there is nothing in the sour cream to preserve it, you will want to store it in an airtight container in your fridge. That said, it will last for a good 2 weeks! This rarely lasts that long for me so sometimes I even double down and make a larger batch.
How to Use Sour Cream in Baking
Dairy is a really important ingredient when it comes to baking. It serves many purposes like replacing eggs, making richer cakes, and because it contains acid it tenderizes the gluten so it yields incredibly soft cakes too. This Sour Cream recipe can be used in the place of buttermilk, or even yogurt.
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How to make home made sour cream with step by step :
1.In a jar, mix the cream and lemon juice (or vinegar) together, then pour in the milk. Screw a lid on tightly and shake well.
2. Remove the lid and put a clean piece of kitchen paper over the jar and secure it with a rubber band.
3. Leave it on the counter overnight (up to 24 hours) for it to set up.
4. After 24 hours it should be quite firm.
5. Give it a stir and cover it with a jar lid. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or so if it lasts that long!