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.

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Serve topped with parsley, lemon zest and sour cream if desired. Tiffani Thiessen, Good Housekeeping, "Wild Mushroom and Beef Stroganoff," 9 Oct. 2018 This Scandinavian-inspired coffee shop serves light dishes, including spicy chickpeas on toast with a dollop of sour cream. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Where to Eat and Shop in Malasaña, the Williamsburg of Madrid," 22 July 2018 Mild green salsa and sour cream are served on the side. Marc Bona,, "35 Brix: Northeast Ohio's best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 14 Apr. 2018 In addition to the bing sandwiches, there are lighter side dishes like a chilled sesame soba noodle salad or shareable items like loaded wonton nachos with ginger-pickled jalapeno and lime sour cream. Grace Wong,, "Just Opened: Mad West brings food, coffee to United Center," 20 Mar. 2018 Add little scoop of tangy Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Everything Antoni Porowski ‘Cooks’ on Queer Eye," 6 Mar. 2018 Customers will have the option to upgrade their Nacho Fries by ordering Supreme for $2.49 or Belle Grande for $3.49, topped with add-ons such as beef, nacho cheese and pico de gallo and sour cream. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Taco Bell Nacho Fries to debut for $1," 4 Jan. 2018 The fries will also be available Loaded Fried Supreme-style with add-ons like beef, pico de gallo, nacho cheese, and sour cream. Danielle Tullo, Cosmopolitan, "Stop Everything, Because Taco Bell Is Launching $1 Nacho Fries," 3 Jan. 2018 Cream, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, and custard all separate and curdle in the freezer. Fox News, "Foods you should never put in the freezer," 13 Oct. 2015

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First Known Use of sour cream

1776, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sour cream

: a thick cream that has a sour flavor

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