Hops Sour Cream Recipe | Create Deep Impressions With This Hop Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
The food historians tell us we have been “dipping” food since the beginning of time. With tons of options like savory, sweet, mild & spicy. Textures can range from thick, creamy & soupy. Dips are a common condiment for many types of food and are used to add flavor or texture to a dish.
In this century we have party dips and we serve these delicious treats as snacks, appetizers, hors-d’oeuvres, tapas and in buffet tables. The things people tend to pair them the most with are crackers, chips, bite-sized vegetables and tortilla chips, but, options are endless you just have to use your imaginations.
Certainly everyone enjoys dipping sauces. The whole year is a good season to get together to share them. Dips are fun to enjoy, even if you are just watching a movie and you are not having people over.
Sour cream is a dairy product obtained by fermenting regular cream with certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. The commercially produced sour cream usually contains 14 percent milk fat and can contain additional thickening agents such as gelatin. Fat-free “sour cream” contains no cream at all, and is made primarily from non-fat milk, modified cornstarch, thickeners and flavoring agents
This ingredient is something I always have in my fridge because of its versatility in the kitchen. most of my beer-related shenanigans are because I’m the wife of a craft beer brewer who is also a foodie at heart.
Having this type of snack ready to go in a bowl inside the fridge is a win for his afternoon beer, a movie snack for us at night or to serve to a last-minute guest.
This sour cream recipe is to give you as well something quick and yet delicious to serve at your event, bring to a party or just to enjoy on the daily basis.
Hops Citrus Sour Cream
One (1) deep bowl, 1 1/2 cup of dip
1 tsp ground Hop Pellets.
If you want the hos more pronounced add 1/2 tbs more.
Be careful since the pellets are raw & strong direct flavor, too much of it would be extremely strong to taste.
I used BRAVO | Alpha: 15.8% Beta 4.4%
Aroma- Pleasant fruity and floral aroma characteristics.
Typical Beer Styles – American-style Pale Ale
1 1/2 cup of your favorite sour cream
1/2 Lemon freshly squeezed juice
1/2 lemon zest
2 Tbsp chopped green onion
to taste Sea Salt
In a medium, deep bowl put the sour cream.
Take out the zest of half a lemon and add it to the sour cream.
Chop the green onions and add them to the bowl and add the sea salt.
Now is the moment to add the rest of the ingredients you have left.
Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon and add the juice to the sour cream.
Stir with a spoon or fork until all the ingredients are well combined.
Cover with clear plastic wrap & put it in the fridge until serving time.
– You can make this a day before you need it. If you served it and double dipping was a thing you did, be sure to discard the rest.
You can create your own variations of this dip adding extra ingredients:
Do you like spice? Well, you can add some sriracha or Tabasco sauce or chipotle paste.
Some ground fresh garlic paste.
Chopped sweet onion.
Fresh diced tomatoes.
Bacon bites (of course yes) add your favorite dry meat chopped.
But, remember to balance the hops to not town down their flavor after all that’s why we are here, right?
Play as you go with the ingredients you have, do not forget recipes are guides, not straight jackets…
(unless you work for a restaurant chain or a very precise chef. In that case don’t you dare to change a thing or…. else, lol).
Top Pairing Recommendations:
Onion Dishes like a dollop on top of onion soup, fried blooming onion, onion chips, etc.
as a dip for Fresh Veggies
On your loaded fries
A dollop on top of your scrambled eggs
On loaded Nachos
In your brunch dishes like waffles
of course yes in a BBQ
It is easy to Imagine yourself enjoying this recipe over a cold beer. Start you
beer-storming process to make the best out of this Dip.
Now, go out there & find an excuse to have an IPA bottle share at your place (or at your buddies place) to pop out this easy and delicious Hop Sour Cream Dip and create deep impressions among your beer friends.
Don’t forget to let us know what version of it you made!
Cheers & Buen Provecho,
Chef Zoe Rodz
Zoe is a Personal Chef with over 14 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry, a mom + a brewer’s wife. She specializes in tropical fusion cuisine to creates educational & vibrant dinner parties, cooking classes, and Demo-Kitchen presentations to reach out and connect while having fun.