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Top 16 Healthiest Substitutes For Sour Cream

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Are your stocks of sour cream, a popular addition, which is used to thicken soups and sauces, in almost all kinds of world cuisine, over before even the party starts? Never mind – the world has not ended here – you can always look for healthier substitutes. This article will deal with Top 16 Healthiest Substitutes For Sour Cream you can ever think of.

Yogurt: Yogurt, with or without flavor, is the best choice to replace sour cream as a topping. It is thick as well as creamy and provides a similar texture to your recipe as sour cream does. Most Indian recipes use plain yogurt or curd to reduce the excessive heat of spices from the food. Baking soda is sometimes also combined with yogurt in some baking recipes to substitute sour cream.


Mustard: Those who love the smell and aroma of mustard can use it as a replacement for sour cream in their recipes.

Mayo: Salad or salad dressings with sour cream bases can very well be replaced with mayonnaise, which also has an equal fat content like sour cream. It is best for those who want to avoid dairy options since it is egg based.

Buttermilk: Some people also use buttermilk with butter instead of using sour cream. The ratio is 3/4:1/3 cup of buttermilk and butter. Buttermilk is normally used to allow crushed corn-flakes to hold chicken. This can also be used in baking recipes.

Cream: You can use regular cream in place of sour cream to thicken sauces and stews. This will provide more or less similar results. To make the sauce taste like sour cream, you can add a little juice after stirring cream.


Creme Fraiche: Heavy cream is soured to make Creme Fraiche and it is one of the best substitutes for sour cream because the flavors of both are same. Crème Fraiche, however, is tangier and its consistency is also high.


Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is also a healthier choice against sour cream especially when you want to use it on baked potatoes or in dips. For best results, use it cold, however, there is no harm in heating it. To have sour cream-like texture, blend it with a few drops of lemon juice in it. For recipe, go to ifoodtv link.

Tofu: Tofu is another healthy option as a substitute for sour cream. It can be used in a similar way you use traditional dairy-based sour cream. The only difference is that it is low in fat and neither contains dairy nor animal products.

Lemon Juice: You can also use combination of cream with lemon juice to make a healthier sour cream substitute.

Vinegar: Another healthier replacement of sour cream is using vinegar with the cream.

Cream Cheese: A combo of cream cheese and plain yogurt can be used as a sour cream replacement in dips.

Guacamole: If you are preparing American-style Mexican food, use guacamole instead of sour cream. Use it in a chilled form to get sour cream-like texture. It can be used to reduce heat of spicy sauces and hot salsas.

Labneh:Made out of yogurt, Labneh can also be used instead of sour cream in a recipe. It can be easily found at any Middle Eastern shop in the United States.

Mock sour cream: You can also prepare mock sour cream with skimmed milk and yogurt. Add a teaspoon of cornstarch to it for best results. For recipe, go to ifoodtv link.


Greek yogurt: There is something called Greek yogurt that can be used in place of sour cream. However, it has limited use only as it works great with dips and uncooked foods, but not with a frozen dish.


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