Dairy Farmers of Canada

Easy Homemade Crème Fraîche Recipe

Discover the simplicity of creating your own crème fraîche with this easy, two-ingredient recipe. Transform your meals with a homemade touch that brings a creamy, tangy flavor, elevating your culinary experience with a hint of Canadian tradition.

  • Prep: 5 min
Yields 1 cup
A bowl of freshly made crème fraîche on a white background, indicative of a simple yet versatile creme fraiche recipe


  • 1 cup (250 mL) 33 to 35% whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) buttermilk or regular sour cream
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In a bowl, stir together cream and buttermilk. Cover with a lint-free kitchen towel and let stand at room temperature (68 to 72 °F/20 to 22° C) for about 24 hours or until thickened. It should smell fresh and nutty. (Discard if it develops any extremely sour or off aromas.)

Stir with a whisk to blend, transfer to an airtight container or cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, for about 8 hours, and use within 1 week.

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