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Welcome to our kitchen, where we dive deep into the culinary world to bring some of the most loved recipes to your table. Today, we are going to explore a classic – Creme Fraiche. Our creme fraiche recipe will usher in a new layer of creamy goodness into your dishes, enriching the taste and texture like never before. So, are you ready to bring this quintessentially French culinary delight to your kitchen?

About the Dish

Creme Fraiche, pronounced as “krem fresh,” is a staple in French cuisine. It is a type of sour cream with a rich, tangy, and nutty flavor that can effortlessly enrich any dish. Bon Appétit provides a wonderful read on how creme fraiche is used in various dishes around the world. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes!

List of Ingredients

  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of buttermilk

Preparation and Cooking Time

The preparation time for this creme fraiche recipe is approximately 10 minutes. However, keep in mind that it requires 24 hours to set and create the perfect texture we are aiming for.

Equipment Needed

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 jar with a lid


Ready for some culinary magic? Here’s your step-by-step guide to creating homemade creme fraiche.

  1. In a bowl, mix the buttermilk with the heavy cream.
  2. Transfer the mixture into the jar.
  3. Close the jar, but not too tight. It’s important to let the mixture breathe.
  4. Allow it to sit at room temperature (around 70°F -75°F) for 24 hours.
  5. After it’s done setting, store it in the refrigerator.

Tips and Tricks

To make your experience with this creme fraiche recipe smoother, here are a few tips and tricks:

  • You can use creme fraiche as a healthier substitute for mayonnaise or sour cream.
  • Add it to your pasta sauces for a rich and creamy texture.Food Network has a fantastic creamy mushroom pasta recipe that uses creme fraiche!
  • If you’re following a lactose-free diet, make sure to use lactose-free cream and buttermilk.


There you have it! With just two ingredients and a little patience, you now have a jar of homemade creme fraiche ready to improve your culinary adventures. This creamy delight is proof that the most beautiful flavors often come from the simplest of recipes. Now go ahead, whip up a batch, and let us know how it goes!

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