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Chipotle Crema

  • Yield: 2 cups


  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, mix together the half-and-half, cream, and sour cream. Let sit at room temperature for 24 hours to develop.
  • In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the cream mixture with the peppers, adobo sauce, and salt. Process on high speed until smooth. Serve, or keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.