How to Make Crème Fraîche
Cuisine: French
Author: Charmian Christie
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 1 min
Commercial creme fraiche is hard to find and expensive to buy. The homemade version is easy to make and requires no special equipment -- just a bit of planning.
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk (Some recipes call for ½ cup sour cream for a more subtle flavour. I used ½ cup Balkan yogurt, which worked just fine.)
  1. Mix the ingredients together.
  2. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 8 to 24 hours.
  3. Stir and refrigerate covered. It will keep for up to 10 days. Yah. Right.
Recipe by The Messy Baker at