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Help! My sour cream accidentally froze.....

jenscats5 Dec 24, 2010 07:55 AM

I was going to make a spinach dip with it and when I pulled it out of the fridge it is frozen solid!

Can I still use it for my dip? I don't have anything else to bake at this point....

  1. trolley Dec 24, 2010 08:14 AM

    maybe run out to the store and buy a new one? otherwise try to defrost it in the fridge.

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    1. re: trolley
      jenscats5 Dec 24, 2010 09:22 AM

      LOL! No way I'm going to the store.....got a 1st hand report on how horrible it is out there....the police are directing traffic around the bakery!

      1. re: jenscats5
        greygarious Dec 24, 2010 09:40 AM

        I agree about defrosting in the refrigerator. If memory serves, it will separate into water and curds when thawed, but if you are beating it up and using mayo or cream cheese in your dip, you might just be okay.

    2. todao Dec 24, 2010 09:46 AM

      Generally speaking, frozen sour cream separates when frozen and thawed. It is possible to whisk it and reconstitute it to some degree but it will never have the same texture or flavor. However, greygarious makes a good point. In your circumstances, if you're using cheese as an added ingredient in your spinach dip, you might get away with it.
      On the other hand, if you're not ready for the possibility of failure, dump it and go get some fresh sour cream.

      1. jenscats5 Dec 24, 2010 10:07 AM

        I am definitely mixing with mayo & I have some Greek yogurt I can add as well.....thanks for all the tips!!

        1. jenscats5 Dec 24, 2010 11:58 AM

          Good news! It thawed out without curdling or separating at all......whew!

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          1. re: jenscats5
            Barbara76137 Dec 24, 2010 12:20 PM

            Yay!!! I just got home and am staying put til tomorrow. We've had our first rain in two months and no one knows how to drive. Central Market was packed and out of some things I wanted, but I'll do without.

            Since I tasted good non-fat Greek yogurt I no longer use sour cream.

            1. re: Barbara76137
              jenscats5 Dec 24, 2010 12:32 PM

              I love non-fat Greek yogurt! I use it in place of sour cream in lots of things.....

              1. re: jenscats5
                magiesmom Dec 24, 2010 03:28 PM

                me too, much superior to low fat sour cream.

                1. re: magiesmom
                  Barbara76137 Dec 24, 2010 03:47 PM

                  I used to whip it up with a fork and serve it in a bowl and the ex and his boys just thought it was sour cream for baked potatoes.

                  1. re: Barbara76137
                    jenscats5 Dec 25, 2010 06:38 AM

                    I've mixed up plain Greek yogurt for everything sweet to savory......Love it with fruit and granola bits or cereal and mix in spices for a dip for veggies.....I do a quick chicken curry with yellow curry powder + the Greek yogurt.....very versatile product!!

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