Happy Cheese Makers Since 1978
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    Ricki's Sour Cream Starter will turn a quart of cream into delicious, thick, "old world" style sour cream. For a low fat substitute you can use this culture with low fat or skimmed milk.

    CULTURE INCLUDES: Lactose, (LL) lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, (LLC) lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, (LLD) lactococcus lactis subsp. biovar diacetylactis, (LMC) leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris.

    YIELD: Each packet sets 1 quart of cream.

    DIRECTIONS: Heat 1qt. pasteurized light cream or 1/2 & 1/2 to 86ºF. Add and mix in 1 packet. Let set at room temperature, undisturbed, for 12 hours or until thickened to desired consistency.

    STORAGE: Keep packages in the freezer, they will last up to 2 years.

    DISCOUNTS: If you really love these you can buy 12 or more packets and you will receive our price break of $4.00 for each packet.

    NOTE: This is easy to make with our Yogotherm (E69)




    Description of Components 

     X Wheat  
       X Other Cereals containing gluten  
       X Crustaceans   
       X Eggs  
       X Fish  
       X Peanuts   


     X   Milk (including lactose)
       X Nuts  
       X Celery  
       X Mustard  
       X Sesame Seeds  
       X Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphits (> 10 mg/kg)  
       X Lupin  
       X Molluscs  


    Overall Customer Rating of 4 Reviews:

    Best sour cream

    Best sour cream I've ever had. Better than store bought.

    Great Sour Cream

    Many thanks for telling me how to make sour cream, it turned out simply delicious!

    Great Sour Cream

    I love this culture. I use my Yogatherm to culture a quart or two of fresh cream from my Guernsey cow. To get a thick, stiff sour cream I use a double layer of butter muslin to drain off the excess whey. The result is perfect for using in sauces like Stroganoff or Swedish meatballs. If it is too stiff for dip, I add a little cream or mayo to get the right consistency.

    Wonderful Results

    I have made sour cream with this using both half & half and skimmed milk. The skimmed milk results were on par with store bought sour cream and probably was a bit better because it was fresher than store bought. The half & half sour cream was by far better than any store bought I've ever had. Even using half & half the cost is less than store bought.

    I highly recommend this product for anyone who likes sour cream and uses it on a regular basis.