What is your preference and what is the difference in taste/texture -- making it with sour cream or using buttermilk? I plan on dipping strawberries.
And what if I use ultra pasteurized cream? (That was all I could get my hands on.) Will it work? Thicken? Should I warm the cream ahead of time? Will that help?
I know I can simply buy it premade, but I can't see the expense, when it's easy enough (and cheap enough too) to make yourself.