Total Time
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 0 mins

I can't get sourcream here in Greece, but I found this substitute on the internet!


  1. Stir cream and buttermilk in a pint jar.
  2. Cover and shake.
  3. Let stand at room temperature, uncovered, 6 hours to overnight, then chill well.
  4. When ready to serve sour cream, beat to medium-stiff peaks- not stiff.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Whipped mixture should double in volume.
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Thank you so much. Today being Thanksgiving.. all the local stores are closed.. and I needed sour cream, which I forgot yesterday... desprately.. This works GREAT..

WyomingMoonDust November 22, 2007

While living in Ireland I couldn't find sour cream anywhere and found this recipe to be a very satisfying substitute. Thank you sooooo much for posting!

Kzatrini July 29, 2006