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Creme Fraiche

Homemade Creme Fraiche

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 hours
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


You can make creme fraiche at home with just 2 ingredients! This rich French version of sour cream is perfect for creamy sauces and dolloping soups. 


  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Place the ingredients in a clean glass container with a cover, and let them sit in a warm area for 24 hours, until it thickens (the bacteria in the yogurt ferments the cream and causes it to thicken).
  2. Uncover and stir. If it’s not thick, let stand for a few more hours. When it’s ready, place the mixture in the refrigerator, where it will continue to thicken. It stores for up to 2 weeks.
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Fermentation
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: Creme Fraiche