Does lemon juice make cream curdle?

Nov 21, 2007
  • #1

onehappycat

1110Joined Oct 21, 2007
ok, I am confused! my recipe says to add 1/3rd cup lemon juice to 3 cups boiling cream...is the cream going to curdle? I am making scalloped sweet potatoes with lemon-ginger cream sauce.

oldschool1982

1,59344Joined Jun 27, 2006
It won't curdle or I say it shouldn't. Never seen cream curdle, basically since it already been seperated out of the milk. Now milk and half and half will curdle. The cream has a structure that will hold up. There are several recipes out there that have citric acid and cream combinations.
Nov 21, 2007
  • #3

harpua

791309Joined May 4, 2005
Any starch can prevent a curdle.