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!
- 2 C Heavy or Whipping Cream from a happy healthy animal
- ½ C Sour Cream
- 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
- 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.
- Put in refrigerator and serve cold.
- 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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