Sour Cream Dips

Sour cream, a fat-rich dairy product made from fermented cream, is a primary ingredient for a variety of appetizers, the most prominent being French onion, cucumber, dill, artichoke, and spinach dips. At home, it also is mixed with salsa and similar products to make ethnic dips.  Regardless of how it is used, sour cream is a dairy product. As such, dips that include it are subject the same general guidelines for handling and storage as many other dairy products, including milk and cream.

Creamy Dips Shelf Life
Creamy Snack Dips, opened1 week
Commercial Dips2-4 weeks
Homemade Dips2 days
Handling Tips: 
Keep tightly covered.
Boyer, Renee, and Julie McKinney. "Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers." Virginia Cooperative Extension (2009): n. pag. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

"Cupboard Storage Chart." K-State Research and Extension n. pag. Web. 23 Dec 2009.

Federal Citizen Information Center "Food Safety"

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