Never buy store bought again! Today we share how to make Homemade Sour Cream that is perfect for your baking and uses 3 simple ingredients.

Our community loves making their own ingredients from scratch. Apart from the obvious health benefits, there are savings too.

When you choose homemade over store-bought, you remove the preservatives, additives, and unwanted nasties and that can only be a good thing. The fewer ingredients in your recipes, the better your digestive system will be in the long term.

Sour Cream is one of those very handy ingredients. It’s great to have in your fridge and who doesn’t love a big dollop on baked potatoes?

We were amazed to learn it is super easy to make, using only 3 ingredients.

This will be perfect for your baking and is so much nicer to serve up with nachos, desserts, or your favorite scrambled or deviled eggs. You might also like to try the amazing Sour Cream Chicken Recipe on our site.

Homemade Sour Cream Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz / 240g) heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice ( or white vinegar)
  • ΒΌ cup (2oz / 60g) milk

Homemade Sour Cream Video Tutorial

via Bigger Bolder Baking

Today, Gemma from Bigger Bolder Baking shows us how to make our very own Homemade Sour Cream and it is better than anything you will purchase from the store.

We highly recommend that you view her quick video as she shares some fantastic tips. To see Gemma in action, click Play above ^

How To Make Homemade Sour Cream

In this recipe, Gemma uses a jar to mix the cream and lemon juice. You can also substitute the lemon for vinegar if you prefer. You mix them together and then pour the milk into the jar. Be sure to screw your lid tightly and shake all the ingredients really well.

Once your ingredients are combined nicely, remove the lid and pop a piece of kitchen paper over the jar. Keep in place by securing with a rubber band.

Pop to one side on your countertop and leave it overnight. You will need to allow around 24 hours for the mixture to set up.

After 24 hours your mixture should have firmed up. Simply give it a stir. Pop the jar lid back on and your sour cream can be stored in your fridge. It will last up to 2 weeks.

Gemma says that the homemade version is thinner than what you purchase in the store. This is because it doesn’t use any thickeners or gelling agents.
It will still taste every bit as good and Gemma says it actually blends in with her recipes a lot better than the commercial grade.

Want More Gemma?

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Privacy policy  ·  Cookie policy.

5 Star Portuguese Custard Tarts Recipe

We recently discovered the joys of Portuguese Custard Tarts and to say they are addictive is an understatement. These flaky, ultra delicious delicacies are mind-blowingly good and we have the recipe and video tutorial. They are better than store-bought and Chef John is here to step you through the process. View now!

Best Sticky Date With Butterscotch Sauce

This Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce is extra spongy and moist as it's steamed in the oven. Watch the video and see how you can whip it up in a few short minutes in your Blender. This is an easy recipe you'll love!

We’re Loving This Simple Zucchini And Bacon Slice

This delicious Zucchini And Bacon Slice is the Best ever Recipe and you will love it. With only a few simple ingredients used, it's fast and easy and the ultimate winner family dinner.

4 Ingredient Homemade French Baguettes

Learn how to make your own Fool-Proof French Baguettes at home from 4 Ingredients. This recipe has been an Internet sensation and now you can make it yourself! Be sure to watch the excellent video tutorial now.

Best Ever Homemade Mac And Cheese Recipe

We're excited to share with you Trish's best ever Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe and it gets rave reviews! Everyone has been going mad for it and you won't want to miss it!

Easy 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

This super easy apple cobbler requires just 3 ingredients and bakes itself in your slow cooker. It's been a huge hit for the creator and we have the recipe and quick video to show you how.

How To Make Juiciest Chicken Breasts Ever

Sssh! We've found the secret to making tender juicy Grilled or Baked Chicken Breasts that will knock your socks off. You are going to love these simple and clever tricks that will give you plenty of kudos in the kitchen!

How To Make Homemade Super Crispy Onion Rings

WHOot Contributor Dave is back to share his best ever homemade onion rings that are better than any fast food place! They are easy to make, super crispy and delicious and his video has been viewed more than 6 million times. The reviews are amazing too!

Four Ingredients Coconut Cake Loaf

Wendy from Wendy's Kitchen is in the house to show us how to make this moist and delicious cake that involves 4 cups of 4 ingredients. It's the 1+1+1+1 famous Cake and you are going to love the results. No Eggs, No Butter, one bowl and totally failproof! A 5 year old can make this cake! Watch the quick video tutorial now.

15 Minute Spinach And Feta Pinwheels

These Spinach and Feta Pinwheels are ready in a heartbeat, 15 minutes in fact. They are so delicious and are the perfect quick and easy meal. The best part, you only need 4 ingredients to whip them up. Get the recipe now.

Best Ever Cornish Pasties Recipe

You will love this best-ever cornish pasties recipe and it's just like Nana makes. Made with minced meat and packed with veggies, the compliments will be flying when you serve them up to the family. Get the recipe now.

Easy Copycat Cool Whip Recipe

Cool Whip is a favorite ingredient in so many recipes. Now you can make your own version with only 2 simple ingredients that is so much healthier. Save time and money and never buy store bought again.