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It’s surprising how many things you can freeze that you wouldn’t normally consider, but just like freezing cream cheese, you may be wondering if you can freeze sour cream as well. Read on to find out how.

Sour Cream in a small transparent glass bowl on top of wooden table with some parsley leaves

Can you freeze Sour Cream?

In short, yes. You will have to keep in mind that once frozen, you won’t be able to use it for things such as garnishing a baked potato, but it’s still perfectly fine for cooking and baking. Just like cream cheese, the consistency will change once frozen, and it will not be easy to spread.

How to freeze Sour Cream

Before you freeze, we’ve got a few simple tips to keep in mind:

  • If you are freezing in the original unopened container, place it in the freezer as is.
  • If you are freezing sour cream that has already been opened or transferring it to a new container, stir it first to ensure that the moisture and consistency are even throughout before freezing.
  • Consider freezing in portions, just like ground beef, so that you don’t have to thaw one massive chunk for a recipe. Once thawed, it’s not a good idea to re-freeze, as it will begin to develop bacteria.

How to thaw Sour Cream

Place your frozen sour cream in the refrigerator and let it thaw for several hours. You’ll notice a bit of separation, but don’t worry—that’s completely normal. Once it’s thawed enough, just give it a stir, and it’ll be good to use in dishes such as my Sour Cream Ground Beef Noodle Casserole!

Check this out as well: Can you Freeze Half and Half?

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