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You can also opt for French Crème Fraîche if you can't find Latin style creams. Crème Fraîche and Mexican cream are similar, though the former is thicker and less tangy and salty than the latter.
I was at a local Mexican grocery store and they had something called jocoque which was tangy and lightly salted too. Is it the same thing with a different name?Crystal | May 3, 2011 10:52 AM
Jocoque is not the same as Mexican cream, it is a bit thinner and more sour. Both are tangy and a little bit salty!
Want to try your Tequila shrimp but cannot find Mexican Style Cream anywhere. I have found a mexican "table" cream. Would that be the same? Can I substitute heavy cream with some lemon juice?Joan Wallace | December 12, 2012 9:20 PM
Hola Joan, You can substitute creme fraiche or heavy cream.Pati Jinich replied to comment from Joan Wallace | December 18, 2012 6:09 PM
Hello Pati, I love your show and website!
I am confused about Mexican Crema. I know that it is slightly sour, similar to creme fraiche, and I love it. I actually make it from scratch often, adding a little buttermilk to heavy cream and letting it sit out overnight.
Is there a cream in Mexico that is NOT sour, like whipping cream in the US? And if so, what is it called?
deniseDenise | December 31, 2012 2:01 PM
I substituted heavy cream in the Tequila Shrimp and it was fantabulous. Next time I am at the international market I'll be getting Mexican cream. I really would like to try your Enchilada Verde recipe. It looks great!John Smith | January 1, 2013 10:27 PM
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