Homemade Creme Fraiche

Don't worry about the creme fraiche spoiling while it's sitting on the counter; the acid in the mixture prevents bacterial disease associated with dairy products.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 16 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 16 hr
  • Yield: 1 cup
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1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons buttermilk


  1. In a bowl, combine the cream and buttermilk. Cover with a clean kitchen cloth in a warm, draft-free place and let sit until thickened, but still a pourable consistency, 12 to 16 hours. Stir and refrigerate until ready to use. (Can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.)