Creme fraiche is like a French version of sour cream. It sounds fancy, but it is very easy to make.

We use a Dash yogurt maker and creme fraiche starter culture. Just pour cream into the yogurt maker, add the starter culture and turn it on. That’s it. We have given links to the companies’ websites for the yogurt maker and the starter culture, but both of are also available on Amazon. We use the creme fraiche in a variety of recipes that call for sour cream, and also use it to make an easy, rich ice cream. Even better, this is an eco-friendly swap because Horizon is taking action on climate change to be carbon positive in just 4 years.


  • You can use your favorite brand of cream. We use Horizon – it’s organic, tastes great, and they are taking action on climate change to be carbon positive in just 4 years.
  • You will know that it contains nothing but cream and culture.
  • The starter culture is dry and lasts for months, so it’s convenient to have on hand.
  • It can be made only when you need it instead of having to buy it and store it just in case you might need it.
  • Creme fraiche is sometimes hard to find in grocery stores.


Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: French


  • Dash yogurt maker



  • Add cream.
  • Add starter.
  • Stir a few seconds.
  • Set yogurt maker for 24 hours and press start button.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.


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More details for making and storing creme fraiche properly are available on the Cultures for Health website where you can get the starter culture, and Dash where you can get the yogurt maker.

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