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How to freeze sour cream and how to use it afterwards: an ingenious life hack

Tetiana KoziukFood
Why freeze sour cream

When you notice that your sour cream is about to expire, the best thing to do is to freeze it instead of throwing it in the trash. This method significantly saves money on grocery purchases and helps avoid food waste. In addition, experts say that it is absolutely safe.

How to freeze sour cream and how to use it afterwards is reported by Insider.

So, there are two ways to freeze sour cream.

  • In the original container

What to do. Close the container, put it in a freezer bag, and freeze it. This will help prevent air from entering and dehydrating the product.

Freezing sour cream in the original container
  • In separate containers

What to do. Pour sour cream into separate plastic or other hermetically sealed containers and freeze. This method is very convenient because you divide the sour cream into smaller portions and, if necessary, you do not have to defrost everything at once.

Freezing sour cream in individual containers

How long to store sour cream

Experts recommend storing sour cream in the freezer for no more than three months.

How to defrost sour cream

Defrost sour cream in the refrigerator within a day. Never do it at room temperature.

Frozen sour cream can be used in soups or borscht

How to use frozen sour cream

This sour cream is the perfect complement to your favorite casseroles or soups. However, it is recommended to use it in recipes that require a homogeneous texture: sauces, side dishes, and some types of baked goods.

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