Can You Freeze Sour Cream?

Sour Cream on Nachos
Guide to Freezing Sour Cream

Sour cream is that magic ingredient that just gives food that extra bit off oomph. It is amazing on tacos and nachos, works really well with salads and is a necessity for some soups and casseroles.

So what happens if you bought a tub of sour cream that was on sale and only used a little bit for a recipe you had or you have some that you do not want to spoil, as you might have leftovers you do not plan to use anytime soon. In a case like this what do you do?  Put it up and hope that it doesn’t spoil or freeze it?

We examine that issue and offer solutions below.

Can You Freeze Sour Cream?

The answer is yes. You will be able to freeze sour cream, but please note that when you defrost it the, the texture will significantly change.

Most people who opt to freeze sour cream will do so when they want to keep it to use it in recipes like soups, cakes and casseroles, just to name a few. You won’t be able to throw it on a taco, as it will be too wet and runny.

Sour Cream on the TableHow to Freeze Sour Cream

It really isn’t difficult to prepare for storage and we will highlight the steps below.

Steps

  1. If sour cream is in the container it came in, just throw it in the freezer.
  2. If you have it out in a bowl, scoop the remaining sour cream into a freezer safe container.
  3. When ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. If you are using it in a recipe that calls for it (soup), you could scrape it directly into the pot.

FAQ About Frozen Sour Cream

Below are just some questions people ask when it comes to sour cream and keeping it in the freezer.

Can You Freeze Sour Cream Dip?

If you have leftover sour cream dip that you’d like to save for longer than a few days in your refrigerator, you can freeze it. While the dip will be safe to eat, its texture and consistency will change when thawed.

Is it Possible to Freeze Sour Cream Enchiladas?

While you can freeze enchiladas, the problem with the sour cream on it will occur once it begins to thaw out. The sour cream will not have the same consistency and it will be runny and watery.

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