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Better or worse to drain sour cream?

Asked by cwicseolfor (83points) September 13th, 2009

When you have sour cream in the fridge for a couple of days, a liquid appears above the cream. Will the cream last longer if the liquid is drained, or mixed? Will it affect the taste if the liquid is drained?

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Jude's avatar

I usually just stir it all together.

teh_kvlt_liberal's avatar

Don’t drain it! You’re drain the best part!

jamielynn2328's avatar

I think it would dry out if you don’t mix it. I always mix it…

jrpowell's avatar

I stir. I t takes about 3 seconds for it to become one.

I love sour cream. I eat it three or four times per week.

mistered's avatar

It’s the water separating from the milk. Same principle as curds and whey. I don’t think it affects it either way.

Blondesjon's avatar

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hug_of_war's avatar

Eww, this is why I don’t eat sour cream

rooeytoo's avatar

I pour it off, it is like the liquid in the tofu pack or feta cheese or even cottage cheese! I just don’t like the way it looks. I don’t know about drying out, as long as you keep the lid on the container, I don’t think it would???

Aethelwine's avatar

Pour and stir.

wax on, wax off

mascarraaa's avatar

I drain it. It looks kind of gross :)
but either way it doesn’t affect the taste.

BBSDTfamily's avatar

It looks gross, so no way am I stirring it into something I’m about to eat!

rooeytoo's avatar

@jonsblondYou are on a roll tonight, keep it up, I am laughing!!!

whatthefluther's avatar

I stir it back in. See ya….Gary/wtf

johnbrooks's avatar

If you put sour cream in a fine strainer and let it sit for 1 or 2 days, the result will be a thicker, more concentrated, and more flavorful product. You can drink the liquid, which is a bit like thin buttermilk.

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