Don’t be afraid to stock up on perishables like sour cream when an awesome deal comes around. You can store a plethora of sour cream in the freezer. Be warned, though–freezing does affect the texture of sour cream. The moisture separates as it freezes, giving it a look similar to cottage cheese once it thaws. It still tastes the same, but the cottage cheese texture won’t work as well on foods like tacos and baked potatoes. But it can still be used in baked goods, soups and casseroles to add creaminess to each dish.
How to Freeze Sour Cream
- Whip the sour cream with a whisk or spatula to distribute the moisture evenly throughout the container.
- Store sour cream in its original container or scoop it into an air-tight storage bowl or plastic zipper freezer bag.
- Squeeze out any excess air from the container if you choose to use a freezer bag.
- Write the date on the container with a permanent marker.
- Place the sour cream in the freezer. It can stay there for up to 6 months.
- To thaw: Place frozen sour cream in the refrigerator for a few hours. Once thawed, restore some of its original creamy texture by whipping a teaspoon of cornstarch into the sour cream.