Sour Cream Substitute

If you are looking for a sour cream substitute, try one of these tricks. What you use as a substitute will depend on what you are making. What works well for baking does not necessarily work if you are making a sauce or a dip. It might take a little experimentation with the amounts to get the consistency and the tasteyou are looking for.

You will need:

  • yogurt
  • buttermilk
  • sour milk
  • cream cheese
  • a recipe that calls for sour cream
  1. For baking. There are a few things you can do to substitute sour cream when you are baking. One of the most common substitutions is plain yogurt. Since yogurt tends to be thinner than sour cream you can use a cheese cloth to strain it. This will thicken it up. Greek yogurt is also a very good sour cream substitute. This version of yogurt is much thicker so it won't even need any straining.
  2. For cooked sauces. If you are making a sauce try using 1 cup of yogurt, plus a tablespoon of flour. Add about 2 teaspoons of water to this. Add it to your souce instead of sour cream.
  3. In dips. If you are making a dip that calls for sour cream, ou can try using about a cup of cottage cheese, and 1/4 cup of either yogurt or butter milk. Whip this up in a blender to smooth out the cottage cheese and then add the other ingredients needed for the dip. You can also try cream cheese as a sour cream subsittute. If you take about a cup and add 3 tablespoons of milk, and then blend it in a blender it will thin out to the same consistency.



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