Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Creme Fraiche is a thick and tangy French cream which is like a smoother and richer sour cream. If using in a recipe, it would be best to prepare the day before as it has to be allowed to sit at room temperature about 8 hours, then chilled before use. I found this very easy recipe in Cuisine at Home.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl.
  2. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 6-8 hours.
  3. Refrigerate.
  4. Use when thickened.


Most Helpful

OUTSTNDING, & sooo easy! Used it, also, on some fresh strawberries that I had, & it tasted great! Would think it would go well, also, over the strawberries in a shortcake instead of whipped cream! Definitely a keeper recipe! Thanks for sharing! [Made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #16]

Sydney Mike May 20, 2008

I left my bowl on the counter from midnight to about 7:30 the next morning and than refrigerated. A very nice creamy sour cream type flavor without the extra "bite" that sour cream has. This did thicken but I did have more of a pourable consistency. I am very happy with the results and tasted so good with fresh strawberries. I used KC_Cooker's Recipe #124413 for this recipe. Thank you cookiedog!!

lauralie41 May 06, 2008

wow! Tnagy, smooth, rich, thick, creamy! What more can you ask for? This came together wonderfully, was easy and worked like a charm. Great directions too! Thanks Bev!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) August 30, 2007

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