food52hotline I can't find creme fraiche at the store. What's a good substitute?



ellenl June 2, 2013
Vt. butter and cheese fat free fromage blanc.
boulangere June 1, 2013
I make it in my yogurt maker, and always have it on hand because there is so much you can do with it:
Trena H. May 31, 2013
I've made it using the same ratio that LLStone suggests. I cover it with a lid and place it in the cupboard overnight. I avoid using ultra pasteurized cream as I believe it inhibits the ability for the cream to thicken. In my opinion there isn't a good replacement for it so learning to make it will empower you to consume it when you choose. Enjoy!
Noah T. May 31, 2013
Sour cream!
LLStone May 31, 2013
I've made this one many times - 2 parts cream to 1 part buttermilk. Stir often and let sit out for 12-24 hours until it's the consistency that you want.

You could also sub in sour cream or plain yogurt.
sexyLAMBCHOPx May 31, 2013
It's usually sold in the refrigerated cheese section (not dairy aisle) of most markets. Sour cream would be a good substitute.
Sam1148 May 31, 2013
Make you own. I've never purchased it. It's a cup of heavy creme..and a tablespoon or buttermilk. Left out overnight on the counter top.
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