Sour cream is the perfect, creamy ingredient next to yogurt or greek yogurt! It is sour in taste and has a creamy texture like yogurt, creme fraiche, heavy cream etc.
Sour cream is great to make dips like simple seasoned sour cream dip or sour cream and onion chip dip, as the creamy texture and sour flavor is perfect for dips.
The sour cream dips are perfect to be enjoyed with chips, fries, veggies etc!
So if you love sour cream, you might wonder if you can freeze sour cream.
Can you freeze sour cream in the freezer for longer storage?
The answer is yes, you can freeze sour cream so it can be stored for longer periods. However, this is not usually recommended if you do not like the texture of the sour cream to be altered.
The texture of the sour cream will change once it is frozen and it may look curdled, so if you are using it to make creamy dips, you may be disappointed.
To fix that to an extent, you will need to run the sour cream through a food processor which could help achieve the smooth and creamy consistency of sour cream prior to freezing.
You may also add a little heavy cream or milk and whisk well to adjust the consistency after freezing.
Freezing sour cream dips is also possible though the texture may change just like fresh sour cream.
Also, if you are considering freezing sour cream dips, it is also important to consider what other ingredients go in the sour cream dip.
If any of the ingredients in the sour cream dip is not appropriate for freezing, it won't be a good idea to freeze the dip.
So, if you have a sour cream dip, you will need to research specifically based on what all ingredients are there in the dip, so you can decide whether it can be frozen or not.
In this homemade sour cream dip, I have used only a few spices to season the sour cream, and so it is possible to freeze it, though the process of freezing will alter the texture of the dip and so you will need to run it through a food processor once you defrost it.
How to freeze leftover sour cream or sour cream dips?
To freeze leftover sour cream or sour cream dips, you can transfer the sour cream or sour cream dips to freezer safe bags or you can store the sour cream in ice cube trays.
Using silicone ice cube trays for freezing individual portions of sour cream dips is especially helpful.
Once ready to use, just transfer the cubes of frozen sour cream (or dips) as you need to a separate bowl and let it defrost or thaw in the refrigerator.
Once it's thawed, mix well using a spoon or you can run it through a food processor for a smoother consistency (keep in mind that it won't have the exact same texture as before freezing).
How long does sour cream lasts?
Fresh, leftover sour cream will last in the fridge for about 1 to 2 weeks before it may go bad.
If you are in doubt, always check the product expiration date, but usually it lasts for few more days after the expiration date.
When you freeze sour cream in the freezer, if you do the freezing properly, the sour cream could last for about 1 to 2 months in the freezer though the texture will be affected once you freeze the sour cream.
You can read more information of freezing dairy products here.
Hope you found this post on freezing sour cream & sour cream dips helpful!