Keeping Cream Fresh

  • Creams, like other dairy foods, must be refrigerated as soon as possible after purchase.
  • Store cream on refrigerator shelves where it is cooler than on the doors.
  • Always use cream prior to the best before date.
  • Freezing cream is not recommended. In most cases, freezing cream changes the flavour and causes curdling and a granular texture. Heating and stirring may help overcome some textural changes.
  • Since sour cream separates when thawed, it is not a useful ingredient after freezing.
About BC Dairy

BC Dairy is a not-for-profit organization representing BC’s dairy farmers.