Whenever I make my favorite custards or cakes, I tend to overestimate the amount of whipping cream needed for the recipe. As a result, I often end up with around half a carton of extra whipping cream. I’d like to keep what’s left, so that I could use it for future recipes.
It is definitely reasonable to keep any extra ingredients when making your favorite dessert! Aside from helping you save a few dollars, it also saves you from another trip to the store.
You can freeze whipping cream, but you might find it difficult to make whipped cream after freezing it. Simply store it in ice cube trays or silicon molds, place it into the freezer, and thaw it out when needed. This method allows you to keep the extra whipping cream and use it for your next dessert!
Can You Freeze Whipping Cream?
Placing freezing whipping cream in ice cube trays makes the work more convenient. You can easily measure a half cup of whipping cream with four cubes.
Make sure there’s extra space when freezing whipping cream by the carton. The whipping cream will expand as it freezes.
When ready to use the frozen whipping cream, just thaw the needed amount in the fridge for one to two days. Larger amounts of whipping cream might need a longer time to thaw.
Before using thawed whipping cream, shake it well to avoid separation. Buttermilk tends to sink to the bottom of the container. If the thawed whipping cream seems to be grainy, add some powdered sugar and whip again.
The thawed whipping cream works best when making custard-based treats or frozen desserts. Any changes in the texture of the whipping cream will not be as easily noticed.
Once the frozen whipping cream has been thawed, it is not advisable to refreeze it. This causes a drastic change in its quality and texture.
How to Freeze Whipping Cream
To freeze whipping cream, you’ll need a container similar to ice cube trays or silicon molds. A plastic zipping bag also comes in handy when storing the frozen whipping cream.
- First, pour the whipping cream into the trays, leaving some space in each cube to allow for the cream’s expansion.
- Next, place the trays inside the freezer and wait for the whipping cream to freeze solid.
- To save some space in the freezer, pop the cubes and store them in a plastic zipping bag.
You can also freeze the cream in large amounts. You can use the carton that the whipping cream came in, or a large plastic locking freezer container.
- Transfer the whipping cream into the container. Don’t fill the container completely as whipping cream expands when it is frozen.
- Double check for any cracks in the container in order to avoid leakage. You can wrap the container in a plastic zipping bag to prevent any mess.
When the whipping cream is needed, simply thaw out the desired amount in the refrigerator and shake well before using.
Whipping Cream Recipes
Whipping Cream Pound Cake uses heavy whipping cream instead of milk to add that light and moist quality to the basic pound cake.
A caramel Cream Pudding uses a blend of whipping cream, fresh cream, and condensed milk for a tasty and creamy treat great for anyone with a sweet tooth!
For a quick and easy snack, make some Whipping Cream Biscuits with only two ingredients: self-rising flour and whipping cream. It is best to pair these yummy biscuits with fruit jams or jellies.