July 24, 2014

That Time I Made Sour Cream...

What's on your mind right now?
Plastic Free July of course! And today it's sour cream. I believe I already posted that I was going to try making sour cream from coconut milk. Well I think it's my fault, but it was a big fail, and due to how pricy it is I decided to move on rather than try again.

So I did, and instead made regular sour cream! And much more success. The hardest thing is first waiting 24 hours for it to do its thing and then to wait for it to chill in the fridge to further do its thing before using it.
Other than that, it is very easy and very plastic free (if you don't buy the milk for it in a plastic carton and buy vinegar in a glass jar)! It is more expensive than store bought, but I don't use sour cream lot so it's worth it to be plastic free, and also it's less processed.

Also, from other recipes I've found, you can use the last tablespoon or so of your last batch to make the next one. This means you don't have to worry about getting milk and vinegar in paper and glass containers after the first batch and you could alternatively start your first batch with store bought sour cream.

That leaves me with just a couple of things on my plastic-free to do list which are ketchup, pita bread, and graham crackers. I may also try to find a way to make marshmallows without corn syrup (because it comes in a plastic bottle) so that I can make s'mores! Stay tuned, just one week left!

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