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sour cream

Do you eat sour cream?

A principle of the GAPS diet that I really find resonates with me is to introduce fermented foods to your diet at every meal. These fermented foods provide your body with natural probiotics. The fermented foods you make at home usually have MORE live active cultures then the stuff you will get from the store. Pair these facts with the COST of buying good quality fermented foods at the store and you will love making your own sour cream.

You only need two ingredients: Whipping Cream or Heavy Cream (from pastured, hormone free, antibiotic free GMO free, happy animals), and a sour cream starter (I used a container of organic sour cream from the grocery store).

This is super easy. You will wonder why you didn’t do this before!

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  • 2 C Heavy or Whipping Cream from a happy healthy animal
  • ½ C Sour Cream
  1. Put your two ingredients into a mason jar with the lid on and shake it all together. Remove lid and cover top with a coffee filer and rubber band
  2. Place in a warm spot in your kitchen for about 24 hours or until you tip the jar to the side and the cream does not move. I put mine by the crock pot when I make broth and it is done in about 12 hours.
  3. Put in refrigerator and serve cold.
  4. This sour cream will be good for 1-2 weeks. It has a more mild taste than what you will get at the grocery store.

Do you make your own fermented foods? What is your favorite kind?


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About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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21 Responses to Sour Cream Recipe and Simple Meals Friday

  1. Hi, this week I have shared my fantastic 1 ingredient healthy caramel recipe. You won’t believe how easy this is! I have also shared a great collection of Christmas gifts for health lovers.

    Thank you for hosting

  2. Lori D. says:

    Would we always need to use store bought sour cream as a starter? Or could we use the sour cream we made with this recipe? Thanks so much for sharing this. Seems so much easier than me having to order Mesophilic culture every time, not to mention much less expensive!

  3. Oh, thanks for choosing my recipe! I hope you try it and love it!

  4. Hi Amanda. I use a lot of sour cream so this would come in handy. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. what a great way to make a healthier sour cream!

    hugs x

  6. TJ says:

    Hi, Amanda! Thank you SO much for linking up with our healthful eating linky! It’s brand new and we so need the buzz. Awesome post, too! So helpful. 🙂 I’ve pinned it to one of boards. I hope you have a great week and a very Merry Christmas, Amanda!

  7. Lisa Lynn says:

    So Easy! I’ll have to try this 🙂 I would love to have you share this on Wildcrafting Wednesday on my blog at:

  8. JES says:

    Wow, this looks too easy to make sour cream! Thanks for the great idea!!!

  9. This is great information. Thanks so much for sharing it. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  12. Deb says:

    Could one possibly make home made yogurt this way ?

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