Creme Fraiche Recipe Video

Creme Fraiche (or creme fresh) is a great sour cream substitute and won't curdle when you use it in sauces over heat.


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy


 Whipped cream2 Cup (32 tbs) (35%)
 Buttermilk6 Tablespoon (cultured)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 440 Calories from Fat 359

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.4%

Saturated Fat 26.5 g132.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 165.7 mg

Sodium 33.1 mg1.4%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.5%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 0.83 g1.7%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 6.6% Iron

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Things You Will Need



1. Place a saucepan over low heat, pour cream in it. Heat cream and bring it to 105 degree.
2. Remove the pan from heat, and add buttermilk to it.
3. In a covered jar pour the mixture, and allow it to stand until it thickens but still has a pouring consistency.

4. Cook your favorite vegetable or chicken with cream fraiche, and serve it hot.

For every cup of whipping cream you require 3 tablespoons of buttermilk.
Check the temperature of cream using instant thermometer.
Allow the mixture to rest for about 24-36 hours, depending on your room temperature.
Your cream fraiche is ready when it is slightly sour in taste and nutty in appearance.
Your cream fraiche will remain fresh in refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.