Easy to make, and a decadent upgrade from sour cream!
Direct-set (single use)
Cultures at room temperature.
You will receive:
4 packets of Crème Fraîche culture (includes rennet) and instructions
Crème Fraîche is a cultured dairy product that is very popular in France. It is produced by adding a starter culture to heavy cream and allowing it to stand at an appropriate temperature until it thickens. It has a creamy texture, similar to sour cream, but a little less tart. While traditionally made with cream, it can also be made with milk. It's often paired with fruit and desserts, and is also used in sauces & soups to add richness. The higher the fat, the less risk of curdling.
You will need:
- stainless steel pot with lid (no aluminum)
- non-aluminum spoon thermometer
- 1 quart raw or pasteurized cream or half & half (avoid ultra-pasteurized or UHT)
- 1 packet Crème Fraîche starter (store remaining packets in freezer for future use)
Directions: Heat 1 quart of cream or half & half to 86 degrees.
1. Heat 1 quart of cream or half & half to 86 degrees F.
2. Add 1 packet Crème Fraîche starter and mix thoroughly for 15 seconds (no longer).
3. Cover pot with lid and allow to culture in a warm spot, 72-77 degrees F, for 12 hours.
The Crème Fraîche should be set after 12 hours. Store in a closed container for about a week.
lactic bacteria, vegetable rennet
gluten free, vegetarian