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How to Make Quick “Sour Cream”

sour creamThe other day, I made potato cakes and when I went to serve them realized not only did I not have any plain yogurt to serve them with, I had no sour cream either!

I hate that! But I refuse to be thwarted in my own kitchen…LOL…There’s always a back-up plan.

The first back-up plan you should take is to mix buttermilk with vinegar to make a sort of creme fraiche. However, I didn’t have any buttermilk or creme for that matter…

What to do…This was my solution:

Type: Sauce Recipe
Serve With: in the place of sour cream or plain yogurt
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Yield: approximately 1 1/4 cups


  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp lemon juice – or 1 tsp vinegar
  • sea salt – to taste


  1. Blend in a blender or food processor until completely smooth.
  2. Add sea salt to taste & serve in place of sour cream or plain yogurt.

It’s NOT exactly like sour cream or plain yogurt, but in a pinch, when you’re stuck, this will certainly do.


I hope you enjoyed this Cooking Tip on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. quello che stavo cercando, grazie

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    • Nessun problema – contento che ti sia piaciuto il mio sito web!

      Kimberly 🙂

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