Make Whipped Cream That Lasts by Adding Sour Cream

Now I always make my whipped cream in advance, with a little help from sour cream (and science).

Source: How to Make Whipped Cream Ahead of Time

You could add mascarpone and a small amount of powdered sugar to stabilize it. Tastes awesome, held it’s shape and didn’t weep/lose any moisture.  A little unflavoured gelatin would work too.

For Richer Scrambled Eggs, Use Sour Cream Instead of Milk

…assuming you use dairy products.  There is vitamin K in sour cream, but you take a lesson from Gordon Ramsey and use Crème Fraîche – which supposedly does not have any vitamin K:

Greek yogurt is another alternative, and my recipe calls for water so as not to alienate the lactose intolerant.  The taste/texture hasn’t been an issue to me – I usually add sauteed mushrooms & onions, grape/cherry tomatoes, and sriracha.  Almost an omelette, and some originally were planned to be omelettes… 😉

Sour Cream, Crema, Crème Fraîche: What’s the Difference?

The headline makes me think of Seinfeld: “What’s the…”  But I digress…

Sour cream, crema, and crème fraîche: these three dairy products are often used to add a cool lusciousness and body to foods like potatoes, salads, and nachos. But while all three products are made the same way—by adding friendly bacteria to heavy cream—they’re all technically different ingredients.

Source: Sour Cream, Crema, Crème Fraîche: What’s the Difference?

While we’re here, might as well address vitamin K content…

Sour cream contains:

  • 1.8 mcg of vitamin K per 100 grams – that’s 2% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • 4.1 mcg of vitamin K per 1 cup/240 grams – 5%

I couldn’t even find information on crema – every search engine thinks I misspelt “cream”.  Sigh…

Crème Fraîche, according to sources, has 0 mcg of vitamin K.

If you consume in consistent quantity and frequency, you’re fine because your blood thinner medication dose already has it taken into account.  But depending on the amount you consume and timing just before an INR test, there’s a chance you could have a conversation with your doctor about changing your dose and testing again in the near future.