Can you freeze creme fraiche?

Just wondering, since I don't need to use an entire container's worth for a recipe I'm making.

Diana B
  • Posted by: Diana B
  • March 30, 2013


Diana B. March 31, 2013
Alas, I rarely have either buttermilk or cream in the fridge, but I thank you for the storage tip!

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petitbleu March 31, 2013
Agreed! Adding buttermilk to the tune of 3 tablespoons per cup of cream and letting it sit for 8 to 16 hours until it thickens and has a pleasantly sour taste will get you delicious and frugal crème fraîche.
ChefJune March 31, 2013
No. But if you store it in the coldest part of your refrigerator, it will keep for a couple of weeks. If it forms a scum on top, just peel it off with a spoon and use the part underneath.

Next time, make your own. It's less expensive and easy as pie.
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