This post will show you how to make homemade sour cream. This process will take a couple of days and you will need buttermilk and heavy cream.
If you can not find buttermilk I have a great substitute for it. All you really need to do is add 1 TBS of white or cider vinegar to a cup of milk. You can also use lemon juice.
It is very important that you use a heavy cream for this recipe. If you don’t it will not work. You will end up with a very liquid sour cream.
Here is how to make sour cream:
Makes about 1 ¼ cups sour cream
¼ cup buttermilk
1 cup heavy cream
Mix the buttermilk and cream in a jar with a lid. Allow the jar to stand at room temperature for 24 hours.
Resist the need to touch it. Don’t stir it; mix it or anything at all. Simply let it be.
After 24 hours, the cream will continue to be a little loose. Place it in the refrigerator overnight.
That is it! Enjoy your homemade sour cream the next day.
If you would like we also have a sour cream substitute on this page that you can make in minutes. Check it out.