5 from 3 votes
Creme Fraiche
Crème Fraîche
Prep Time
5 mins
Resting Time
22 hrs
Total Time
5 mins

Crème Fraîche is hard to find and is incredibly expensive. This will show you how easy and inexpensive it is to make.

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Crème Fraîche
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 46 kcal
Author: Chula King
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons cultured buttermilk (See Note 1)
  1. Combine cream and buttermilk in a jar or other non-reactive container. Cover with a piece of cheesecloth secured with a rubber band. Let sit at room temperature, around 70° F for 12 to 24 hours, or until thickened.

  2. Stir to combine. Transfer to a covered container and refrigerate. (See Note 2)

  3. Yield: 1 cup and 2 tablespoons.

Chula's Expert Tips
  1. It's important that the buttermilk be cultured.
  2. Refrigerate for up to 10 days.
Nutrition Facts
Crème Fraîche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 12mg0%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.