I love me some sour cream. It's a staple in our home, it can not be done without.
I seem to have passed on this love to my kids. This is Indiana eating sour cream by the spoon full in a restaurant, we're classy like that.
This recipe is so ridiculously easy, I have no idea how I've gone 30 years without knowing about it. Making your own sour cream, who knew?
All you need is cultured buttermilk and whipping cream.
Take a clean 1 quart jar, pour about 1/2 cup of buttermilk in the bottom then fill with whipping cream, stir really well, put the lid on and let it sit on the counter for 12-36 hours. You should keep your jar in a warmish area of your kitchen away from cold drafts. I keep mine on my stove, that way I won't forget about it.
You will know it is done because it will thicken up to a nice sour cream consistency. It will also thicken a bit more in the refrigerator. That's it. You have your own sour cream without all the added stuff that comes with store bought. And, all those bacterial cultures are really good for you. You can use your sour cream as a starter for your next batch as well.
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