Definition of crème fraiche in English:

crème fraiche


mass noun
  • A type of thick cream made from double cream with the addition of buttermilk, sour cream, or yogurt.

    • ‘Stir together the mayo and the creme fraiche or sour cream.’
    • ‘Serve covered with maple syrup, butter or creme fraiche.’
    • ‘In a small pot, combine creme fraiche, shallots, lemon juice and salt.’
    • ‘Diane did a simple pasta dish with Patti's smoked salmon, capers, chives, sautéed sweet onion, and crème fraiche.’
    • ‘Add the creme fraiche, heavy cream, and horseradish.’
    • ‘Whisk in creme fraiche and simmer for 20 minutes more.’
    • ‘A pasteurised cream will not develop in the same way, so you do need to use fresh cows cream to make creme fraiche, unless you have access to a particular culture to produce a similar result.’
    • ‘In a bowl, combine mustard, creme fraiche and vinegar.’
    • ‘Scrape out the seeds from the vanilla pod with the point of a knife and stir them into the mascarpone with crème fraiche.’
    • ‘Add the heavy cream, creme fraiche, and lemon juice and simmer until soft, about five minutes.’
    • ‘In a small bowl, combine creme fraiche, lemon juice and heavy cream.’
    • ‘It was baked apple in some kind of pastry with creme fraiche and apple sorbet.’
    • ‘Try adding cheese or streaky bacon, a dollop of thick yoghurt or creme fraiche.’
    • ‘Next time (and there will definitely be a next time) I'll probably substitute the whipping cream with some light creme fraiche instead.’
    • ‘Serve with creme fraiche or double cream, lightly sprinkle with cinnamon.’
    • ‘For the topping, boil the potatoes then drain thoroughly and mash with the butter and creme fraiche, seasoning to taste.’
    • ‘Sandwich the halves together with a teaspoon of thick creme fraiche, clotted cream or strained yoghurt and chill.’
    • ‘If creme fraiche is unavailable, use lightly sweetened sour cream.’
    • ‘In a medium bowl, whisk together the dissolved gelatin and creme fraiche until well combined.’
    • ‘I wheeled out my fail-safe conversational gambit which is to ask Mel to take me through the difference between creme fraiche, fromage frais and sour cream.’


From French crème fraîche, literally ‘fresh cream’.


crème fraiche

/krɛm ˈfrɛʃ/