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How To Make Sour Cream With Lemon Juice
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How To Make Sour Cream With Lemon Juice

How to make sour cream with lemon juice? But first, what is sour cream. Traditionally, you make sour cream by fermenting skimmed cream. You do so from the top of milk at a moderate temperature.  Likewise, you make it by using sour pasteurized cream and acid-producing microorganisms or bacterial culture. Keep in mind that the bacteria that grew during fermentation thickens the cream. As a result, it makes it more acidic, preserving it naturally. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make sour cream with lemon juice, sour cream ingredient, sour cream ingredients, sour cream recipe, what is sour cream
Author: Cakedecorist


  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Glass jar with lid
  • Spoon
  • Rubber band
  • Kitchen paper


  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream about 8 ounces or 240 grams
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of milk about 2 ounces or 60 grams


  • Before anything else, prepare your clean and sterilized glass jar or mason jar. After that, prepare your ingredients.
  • Once you have prepared everything, pour your cream and lemon juice together inside your clean jar.
    1 cup of heavy whipping cream about 8 ounces or 240 grams, 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • Then, make sure to pour in your milk. And put the lid on tightly. After that, ensure to shake the glass jar well to mix it.
    1/4 cup of milk about 2 ounces or 60 grams
  • Once finished shaking, remove the glass jar's lid. Afterward, place a clean piece of kitchen paper over your glass jar. And do not forget to secure it using a rubber band.
  • Next, leave your glass jar on the counter for up to twenty-four hours. Or you can leave it overnight to enable it to set.
  • After twenty-four hours, you may observe that it will become firm. Then, make sure to stir it carefully using a spoon to smoothen the mixture.
  • After stirring, cover your jar with the lid. Keep in mind that you can use it right away or store it inside the refrigerator.
  • Finally, use it for baking. Or, if you want, you can add it to your favorite dishes.


Tips and tricks in making sour cream with lemon juice
Additionally, to allow your sour cream to ferment, cover it with a cheesecloth or kitchen paper. Doing so will allow it to aerate. In addition to that, avoid sealing it with the lid. Once your homemade sour cream is ready, you will need to cover your jar tightly with a lid. Afterward, make sure to refrigerate it to prevent it from going bad.
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