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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 $4.95 for each packet.

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

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    Allergens

    Description of Components


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

    X Milk (including lactose)
    X Nuts
    X Celery
    X Mustard
    X Sesame Seeds
    X Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphits (> 10 mg/kg)
    X Lupin
    X Molluscs
    Based on 16 Reviews
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    This makes delicious and super-thick sour cream. The directions that came with my culture say one packet sets *two* quarts (vs official description on this webpage). A half-gallon of sour cream seems ridiculous until you realize you can make it into dip, use it in baking, and that you might want to eat it on half of your food....

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    Super Sour Cream

    Really thick and creamy, so much tastier than commercial sour cream.

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    From: Philadelphia, PA

    Perfect

    This makes the perfect sour cream. What else can be said?

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    From: Michigan

    Delicious

    Sour cream is so easy to make with this culture. We make it in a thermos overnight. We love sour cream and this is a real money saver for us.

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    Sour Cream

    Very versatile and so simple to make.

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    From: Salt Lake City, Utah

    Easily the best tasting sour cream I have ever had

    <p>This was so simple to make, I wish I had know about this years ago. I bought the cream from the store and just added the culture to the warmed cream. Placed it in a jar and left it at room temperature for 8 hours. The sour cream was set and think, and tasted heavenly.</p><p>I wish I could buy the culture in bulk. But it is probably better for my health and my waist line if I don't.</p>

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    great product

    <p>Using this couldn't be easier. The product results are wonderful. For the price, I will keep making my own.</p>

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    • delicious flavor
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    • wish had smaller size batch option
    From: WY

    This is a wonderful sour cream to make. Very consistent flavor which is delicious. I wish they had it in a package to make a smaller quantity as sometimes this is a little much for a small family to get used timely.

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    From: VA

    Excellent

    Works great, flavor is excellent

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    From: St. Louis, MO USA

    Extra delicious Sour Cream culture

    This extra delicious Sour Cream culture tastes exactly like the "Smetine" brand we ate when I was a kid. Wow! I thought that was gone forever, now you can make it at home in the USA.



    Guess what - in Europe it's very common to find delicious sour cream like this in stores and restaurants. Probably made with the very same culture mix from the same company.



    It's really easy to make and the little packets are convenient.

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    From: Tokyo, Japan

    You haven't had sour cream until you've made it yourself

    This culture is forgiving! I had to mix heavy whipping cream and regular full milk to get the recommended light cream fat content. I also didn't have a thermos of yogotherm to put it in, so I plastic-wrapped over the 1-quart sauce pan I mixed it together in, wrapped that in a towel, and kept it in the heated room of my apartment overnight. I let it set for about 16 hours before checking and what I found is just beautiful--I can't wait to make a chocolate coffee cake, some stroganoff, and top baked potatoes with it! (In Japan, our sour cream is a little different from what's common in America; it's very expensive and the supply is unreliable--but with this culture, I can finally enjoy it, again!)

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    great sour cream taste

    This product turns out great for me every time, using Jersey cow cream and a Yogotherm. Great traditional sour cream taste, and easy to make.

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    From: VA

    Best sour cream

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

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    Great Sour Cream

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

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    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.

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    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.