Yogurt "Sour Cream"

Yogurt Sour Cream Recipe

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I use plain yogurt, heavy cream/whipping cream, sour cream, kefir interchangeably with many recipes. At the sake of embarrassing myself, here's a ridiculously easy cheater's version of sour cream. Please note that I always use whole milk plain yogurt and never use any type of reduced fat versions. C/O Delicious Living.


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2 cups
24 Hr 5 Min


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  • 16 oz
    plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp
    fresh lemon juice (used 2 teaspoons of lemon juice with the test recipe)

How to Make Yogurt "Sour Cream"


  1. Line a fine sieve with cheesecloth or a lightweight tea towel and set over a bowl. Add 16 ounces (2 cups) plain yogurt. Let sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or overnight to drain. Overnight is recommended.

    Use as you would sour cream.
  2. Transfer the drained yogurt to a *non-reactive* container and stir in 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.

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About Yogurt "Sour Cream"

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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