Sour Cream Recipes, Tips, and Hints

With care, sour cream may be used as a sauce thickener

Bowl of sour cream
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Sour Cream Tips and Hints

• Although sealed sour cream may be stored up to two weeks beyond the sell-by date, it will lose flavor as it ages.

• Sour cream should always be kept refrigerated.

• Do not use the carton as a serving container. Remove what you need and return the carton to the refrigerator immediately.

• You may notice some liquid separation in sour cream after opening. You can either pour off the liquid or stir it back in.


• Pink or green scum is an indicator of spoilage. Toss it out.

• Before adding to any hot liquid, bring sour cream to room temperature.

• Add 1 tablespoon of flour to 1/2 cup of sour cream used as a thickener to discourage curdling.

• Sour cream is does not freeze well because it separates when thawed.

Sour Cream Recipes

Homemade Sour Cream Recipe

•  Apple Mashed Potatoes
•  Bacon Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe
•  Banana Cake with Cinnamon Glaze
•  Bananas and Cream Bundt Cake
•  Banana Rum Puffs
•  Banana Zucchini Bread
•  Beef Fajitas (Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak)
•  Blue Cheese Buttermilk Creamy Dressing
•  Blue Cheese Potato Cakes
•  Bourbon Nut Bread
•  Cabbage and Pineapple Salad
•  Caviar and Cheese Stuffed Snow Peas
•  Caviar Eggs
•  Caviar Cream Pie
•  Caviar Mold
•  Chicken Stroganoff
•  Chilled Blueberry Soup
•  Chilled Strawberry and Burgundy Soup
•  Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheese Bars
•  Classic Yellow Cake
•  Coffee Sour Cream Mold (Diet)
•  Company Mashed Potatoes
•  Cranberry Orange Pound Cake
•  Cream Cheese Mocha Cake
•  Creamy Caviar Spread
•  Creamy Tarragon Sauce
•  Czech Poppy Seed Cookies
•  Danish Fruit Pudding (Strawberry)
•  Double-Decker Club Sandwiches
•  East Norwalk Coleslaw
•  Garden Squid Chowder
•  Green Bean Chowder
•  Ham Wraps
•  Haricots Verts (Green Beans) and Horseradish Salad
•  Hash Brown Potato Casserole
•  Herbed Oxtail Terrine
•  Hidden Treasure Strawberry Salad
•  Homemade Sour Cream
•  Hungarian Gulash
•  Individual Mushroom Casseroles (Zhulyen)
•  Lemon Grand Marnier® Tart
•  Lobster with Nutmeg Vinaigrette and Chestnut Puree
•  Lobster Orleans
•  Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
•  Mandarin Orange Cheesecake
•  Maple Pumpkin Ring
•  Mardi Gras King Cake
•  Mixed Fruit Vanilla Cake
•  Mock Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower)
•  Mock Sour Cream
•  Mock Sour Cream Topping - Vegetarian
•  Molasses Cake
• Molasses Mashed Sweet Potatoes
•  Monte Cristo Sandwiches
•  Mozzarella Dip
•  Mushroom Pot Roast
•  Nutmeg Raisin Coffee Cake
•  Ooey Gooey Rolls
•  Orange Marmalade Cream Cheese Pie
•  Orange-Rosemary Mayonnaise
•  Orange Tarragon Mayonnaise
•  Papaya Raisin Muffins or Bread
•  Paprikash Potatoes
•  Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
•  Pork Loin Steaks with Mushroom Stroganoff Sauce
•  Quick Blini
•  Ravioli Stroganoff
•  Roasted Garlic and Almond Spread
•  Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
•  Roast Tenderloin of Beef Smitane
•  Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
•  Russian Cream with Strawberries Romanoff
•  Russian Mayonnaise
•  Salmon Bread Pudding
•  Salmon & Shiitake Hash
•  Same Day Beet Relish
•  Sardine and Apple Salad
•  Shrimp Garden Pasta Salad
•  Sour Cream Sauce for Lox
•  Spiced Triple Chocolate Cake
•  Spicy Halloween Ginger Cake
•  Spider's Nest Dip
•  Spinach Mashed Potatoes
•  Strawberry Grand Marnier Cheesecake Dip
•  Strawberry Sour Cream Shortcake
•  Summer Beet Salad
•  Super Bowl Beef and Cheese Stuffed Bread
•  Tender Flaky Sour Cream Pie Crust
•  Turkey-Pomegranate Salad
•  White Chocolate Blueberry Buckle
•  Yam Streusel Coffee Cake
•  Yukon Gold and Leek Soup

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