Sour cream is a popular condiment, often used on baked potatoes with chives, for a quick and healthy snack. Made by fermenting regular cream with bacteria, it’s a popular form of cooking in Eastern Europe, and often used to top soups. It’s also used in Mexican cuisine, and is similar to yoghurt (fermented milk) but this is fermented cream. In the Southern US, it’s sometimes mixed with brown sugar, molasses and nutmeg to make a hot sweet breakfast called ‘clabber’. Creme Fraiche is another type of buttermilk with added sour cream, often used for desserts. Cookie + Kate has a good recipe, with lots of tips on how to use it.
Vegan Cashew Sour Cream (The Simple Veganista) is rich, thick and tangy. It’s also ready in minutes.