Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm the cream to 105 degrees F (40 degrees C). Remove from heat and stir in the buttermilk. Transfer the cream to a large bowl and allow this mixture to stand in a warm place, loosely covered with plastic wrap, until thickened but still of pouring consistency. Stir and taste every 6 - 8 hours. This process takes anywhere from 24 to 36 hours, depending on your room temperature. The crème fraîche is ready when it is thick with a slightly nutty sour taste. Chill cream, in the refrigerator, for several hours before using. Crème fraîche may be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 day

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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Made a pic. It does spoon up not as thick as sour cream. Has a nice buttermilk twang.
    My pic is not whipped-up like yours.
    See also: French Cream Creme Fraiche
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Can't wait to try this. Used it in some mint ice cream and its in the deep freeze setting up for tomorrow.
    Got a sample of the creme fraiche fresh from the fridge. It's thick with a wonderful buttermilk twang. Spoons up not quite as thick as sour cream. So I think I made it right even though I used ultra-pasteurized heavy cream.
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  • annastasia 5 years ago
    Great! Now I can go ahead with the French recipe I've been wanting to try!
    Merci!!!
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  • hollymayb 5 years ago
    I have a bowl going on the counter as I type this! Thanks for posting.
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    " It was excellent "
    shine ate it and said...
    Hey you.
    I took a look at this yesterday, but did not have a chance to comment on it -- thank you very much for posting this. The trick is to find heavy whipping cream that is not ultra pasteurized these days. There is a co-op near where I live that carries raw milk that is not homogenized either... perhaps I mean I have to scrape cream off.

    Thanks! You rock!
    Ray
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Yes, thank you......mostly it's impossible to find it and I'd rather make it myself!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Thank you for posting this, it is sometimes hard to find creme fraiche and this is perfect! If I don't have it I use sour cream,but it is not the same... Saved!
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