• In a broad sense, you can use crème fraîche as a substitute for yogurt, sour cream, or even mayonnaise in most recipes. Try it in potato salad or alongside some fresh fish this summer! Because of its higher fat content, we can also heat crème fraîche to higher temperatures without fear of it curdling.


  • Creme Fraiche Substitute

    1. Sour cream. Sour cream is a very good substitute for creme fraiche as both are very similar.
    2. Greek yogurt.
    3. Mix of sour cream and heavy cream.
    4. Crema Mexicana.
    5. Philadelphia Cooking Creme.
    6. Make own creme fraiche – method 1.
    7. Make own creme fraiche – method 2.

    Similarly, what is the closest thing to creme fraiche? Editor: Plain sour cream is a great substitute for crème fraîche, and the result will just be slightly more sour than if crème fraîche is used. If youre feeling ambitious, make your own crème fraîche with just buttermilk and cream!

    In respect to this, can you use creme fraiche instead of mayonnaise?

    You can think of crème fraîche as being somewhere between yogurt and sour cream. It generally has a higher fat content than either, so its flavor is much richer and its texture is much creamier. In a broad sense, you can use crème fraîche as a substitute for yogurt, sour cream, or even mayonnaise in most recipes.

    Can I use milk instead of creme fraiche?

    Creme fraiche is a soured cream. The fat content varies but it is usually around 30%. If there is only a small amount of creme fraiche in the cake batter then you could try using a full fat/whole milk Greek yogurt as an alternative, but as we have not tried this as a substitute we are unable to guarantee the results.

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