Definitions for "SOUR CREAM"
A thickened cream mixture produced by adding a bacterial culture to fresh cream; it is left to incubate and some of the lactose converts to lactic acid.
another ingredient not found in Italy, but for cheesecake toppings we substitute a mixture of Fiorello (latticino cremoso) and sometimes a mild flavored (but delicious) yogurt or at other times mascarpone. [see cheesecake di bob, versione italiana and limoncello cheesecake] in cheesecake batters can be substituted by lowfat or nonfat plain yogurt.
Sour cream is cream with a lactic acid culture and is also called thick yoghurt. It cannot be whipped.