Ranch Dressing Recipe

Looking for the magic in the world or just in the ranch dressing? Let’s dive into details that will grant us the power for enlightenment.

Miracles can happen in most unlikely places. Or so the saying goes but in reality, miracles happen where all the elements are present for such things to happen. We can’t witness magic in a theater without a magician and all the magical ingredients.

Is there magic in the world?

In turn magic also needs someone to witness it otherwise it would only be a passing moment in the vastness of the Universe.

By definition miracles are events, inexplicable by natural or scientific laws. Of course, something to be explicable by laws the observer needs to know about them. Once we are familiar with the concept and understood its inner workings, we can explain why things happen and how.

Although, we have an easier task to explain things when we can see or experience them on a daily basis, humanity took its time to grasp such basic things as gravity or a round earth. No wonder, events that are occurring once in a million takes a significant brainpower to process.

Is ranch dressing one in a million?

When we struggle to understand the true size of human population, let alone all life on Earth or just the sheer size of our Universe, it’s no wonder, we can’t grasp the concept of unlikely event happening to us all the times. According to mathematicians, one in a million events happens to every individual on Earth once in a month.

With over 7.5 billion people on Earth, that’s plenty of miracles for any day to happen. These includes all sort of unlikely events happen to us, like being killed by lightning (1 in 2,320,000) or by a falling airplane piece (1 in 10 million) or even to win the lottery (1 in 292 million).

Unfortunately, it seems that we have a far greater chance of getting hit by a flying piece of junk than to hit the jackpot. Given, of course if we play at all because if we don’t play, our chances to win will diminish near to infinite. Just as much as if we don’t get into the kitchen in time to cook something healthy and delicious, our chances to healthy dinner starts to trail outside of reality.

Once we are in the kitchen though, we have the chance to create something that’s one in a million or even better. This is how ranch dressing could achieve the fate of being the number one of 328 million AKA the most beloved condiment in the US.

Where does ranch dressing come from?

Born in the remote Alaskan bush, ranch dressing needed a miracle not to slip out of everybody’s mind who has ever tasted it. It needed persistence, not many times seen among condiments but its humble roots an upbringing proved to be its strength.

Once ranch dressing moved to California, its path to success and fame became clearly visible and as always many tried to imitate it with varying success. As ranch dressing is not being something of a highly processed condiment, we can dip our fingers into its making too.

When ranch dressing was first sold, it was just a mix of spices and herbs meant to mix in with mayo and buttermilk. As times has changed so do recipes and nowadays sour cream or yogurt are also added or simply swapped with the original ingredients.

What’s the magic of ranch dressing?

However, the list of spices and herbs can slightly vary from one recipe to the other salt, garlic, onion, mustard and classic herbs like chives, parsley with dill provide the main character for the ranch dressing.

Although the veil of magic surrounding store-bought dressings will disappear once we understand how to make our own and we will never be as pleased with them as when we were dipped into sweet ignorance, mourn not! Once we understand magic, we will be magicians capable of wielding powers to create flavors one in a million.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup / 60ml Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup / 60ml Sour cream
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1  teaspoon Dill
  • 2 teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Chives or Onion
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup / 50ml Butter milk or milk

How to make Ranch dressing

  1. Spoon the mayonnaise and the sour cream into a bowl.Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. Finely cut the garlic, dill, parsley, chives. In case we use dried ingredients, obviously they don’t have to be cut but double the amount of parsley we use.Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Add the finely cut herbs to the sour cream and mayo.Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  4. Mix everything together then taste and flavor it as necessary. Mind that fresh herbs need a couple of hours in the fridge to let their full flavor out so don’t be hasty pumping it up with garlic. Add buttermilk or milk to the ranch dressing gradually and stop when we reach the desired consistency.Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Fill it into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge until it’s served.

 

Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom

 

Enjoy!

Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom

Ranch Dressing Recipe

Looking for the magic in the world or just in the ranch dressing? Let's dive into details that will grant us the power for enlightenment.
Course Condiments
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • ½ cup / 60ml Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup / 60ml Sour cream
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dill
  • 2 teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Chives or Onion
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup / 50ml Butter milk or milk

Instructions

  • Spoon the mayonnaise and the sour cream into a bowl.
    Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Finely cut the garlic, dill, parsley, chives. In case we use dried ingredients, obviously they don't have to be cut but double the amount of parsley we use.
    Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Add the finely cut herbs to the sour cream and mayo.
    Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix everything together then taste and flavor it as necessary. Mind that fresh herbs need a couple of hours in the fridge to let their full flavor out so don't be hasty pumping it up with garlic. Add buttermilk or milk to the ranch dressing gradually and stop when we reach the desired consistency.
    Ranch dressing recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Fill it into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge until it's served.

Notes

Enjoy!

 

F.A.Q.

What kind of ranch dressing do restaurants use?

It depends on the restaurant. Some just buy a ready made ones others use the one that needs to be mixed with mayo and buttermilk and there are those who make their own from scratch.

Is ranch and ranch dressing the same?

Ranch dressing is supposedly a bit thinner than dip. This is generally achieved by controlling the amount of sour cream is in the sauce. More sour cream will make a thicker sauce resulting a dip while leaving it out completely makes a thin dressing. To make the sauce even more thicker sometimes cream cheese is used too.

What kind of ranch does McDonald’s use?

It’s a proprietary ranch that is specifically made for McDonald’s. Unfortunately, no shops sell it but we can pop into McDonald’s and buy the dressings on their own.

 

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