Crème Fraîche Recipe

Cr\u00e8me Fra\u00eeche Recipe


  • 2 cups heavy cream (pasteurized, not ultra-pasteurized if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons cultured buttermilk or cultured full-fat plain yogurt


  1. 1.

    In a medium bowl, mix together the heavy cream and the buttermilk or yogurt. Stir to incorporate. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or plastic container.

  2. 2.

    Place in a warm room, partially covered, and let sit 12 to 24 hours, until thickened and slightly tangy. Chill and use for 7 to 10 days.