sour cream


Definition of sour cream

: a soured cream product produced by the action of lactobacilli

Examples of sour cream in a Sentence

He put sour cream on his baked potato.
Recent Examples on the Web This substitute for sour cream, yogurt or cream cheese is less tangy but still has the mouthfeel of dairy. Judy Walker,, "Check out these recipes for healthy snacks, whether you love crunchy, sweet or creamy treats," 9 Sep. 2020 In addition to blueberries, it was made of sesame cream, sour cream, and chervil, topped off with honey drizzle. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Meet the Japanese Artist Creating Intricate Toast Art During Lockdown," 9 Sep. 2020 On top of being so true for things like asking the Chipotle server for more sour cream or asking your significant to pick up groceries on their way home, this mantra proves especially useful for Jane — and anyone trying to grow her career. Stacia Affelt, Redbook, "The Best Career Advice Katie Stevens Learned From Her 'The Bold Type' Character," 27 June 2018 The majority of dairy products, such as butter, cheese, sour cream and fluid milk, don’t go to grocery stores. The Arizona Republic, "Arizona dairy farms pivot from restaurants to food banks as COVID-19 shifts demand," 16 Aug. 2020 Squeeze excess moisture from grated cucumber and place in a bowl with yogurt, sour cream, oil, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt and black pepper. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Tzatziki sauce is a cool dressing for summer pasta salad," 16 Aug. 2020 Top with sour cream and cilantro and serve with lime wedges if desired. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Blackened Fish Tacos," 31 Mar. 2020 In another bowl, combine milk and sour cream, and whisk until thoroughly incorporated. Star Tribune, "Sunday Supper: Norwegian Waffles; Carl's Gizmo Sandwich," 21 Aug. 2020 Mix brown sugar, milk, vanilla, pudding and sour cream to combine. Spread a thin layer of the mix in the bottom of the pie crust. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Pick your own fruits and vegetables at these Cleveland-area orchards and farms," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of sour cream

1776, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2020

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“Sour cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sour cream

: a thick cream that has a sour flavor

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