Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Freezing Whipped Cream. . . .Works For Me Wednesday

Maybe it's a sign that I am cheap, but it pains me to use 3 dollops of whipped cream and toss the rest down the sink.

No more! Whipped cream can be frozen!

Here's how to do it:
  • whip the cream as usual and sweeten as desired,
  • line a cookie sheet with wax paper,
  • spoon on dollops of whipped cream,
  • freeze on the sheet,
  • once frozen, transfer to a freezer baggie.
Now, I probably wouldn't top a cake with this for company, but for just us, it works. Let the cream sit out about 10 minutes or so...it will soften up just enough.


My favorite use for this is in hot drinks (and I would serve this to company). Add one of the frozen portions right on top of an Irish coffee, warm apple cider or even orange hot chocolate as pictured here.


The frozen cream cools the drink, so it's drinkable faster and it doesn't melt right in. Isn't there something fun about having a warm drink with cold whipped cream? I love that.

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36 comments:

  1. I hate throwing my cream away too! Great tip - my freezer will be full of whipped cream dollops very soon!

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  2. This is brilliant!! Thanks for the tip.

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  3. What a great idea!! AND pray tell how do you make ORANGE Hot Chocolate?? :D

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  4. Great tip, as always! Never heard of orange hot chocolate :?

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  5. Brilliant. I learned to put about a teaspoon of karo syrup in witheach pint of whipping cream to keep it stable longer. It works very well especially on a pie. Will definitely share your tip! Very clever.

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  6. This is great to know! I always end up throwing out extra whipped cream. Thanks for sharing this:)

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  7. What a great idea for the winter! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. You are the smartest neighbor I've ever had.
    No kidding ;D

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  9. That has got to be the best tip I've read in a long time. I always throw out my leftover whipped cream. I am so going to try this next time. I'm tired of wasting it. Thank you SO much!

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  10. CJ...here's how I made Orange Hot Chocolate: I went to Sur La Table and bought a little package of orange hot chocolate. :) Yep...went all out on that.

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  11. I have to admit, I don't know that I have ever thrown out extra whipped cream. Shh, don't tell!

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  12. I have never thought of that--I love the idea of a frozen dallop put in some hot cocoa. I'm going to keep some in the freezer just for that purpose! Thanks!!:)

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  13. It's not a freezing tip, but if you want your whipped cream to last a few hours, add a couple of tablespoons of whipped marshmallow to your "fluffy stuff" and lessen the sugar. Works every time :-

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  14. Wow! Great tip....now I can't wait to put it in action! I just love whipped cream in my hot chocolate.

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  15. great tip! I would have never thought to do this!!

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  16. What a great idea! I'm definitely going to have to keep this tip in mind... especially to put on top of warm drinks!

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  17. What a GREAT idea! Thanks for the tip! Have a great day! :o)

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  18. I love this idea! I rarely make whip cream for that very reason. I'll have to try it.

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  19. Great idea. I never thought of that before!

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  20. I just stuck some of mine from pie in the sky in the freezer! Now I need some Hot chocolate! Great idea.
    Love the pictures of J!

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  21. That is amazing, I would never have thought of that. Thanks for sharing that great tip!

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  22. Hi Bridget. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. This is a great tip and I'll be trying it. I love your blog too!

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  23. Genius! As always...

    And boy... If that handsome son of yours doesn't have a face that can melt frozen whipped cream faster than hot chocolate, I just don't know anything!

    Thanks for the tip and your blog. I credit You with all of my recent cookie baking/decorating success.

    Best to you!

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  24. Thank you for this! I always wondered and wanted to try...then I would forget...or eat up the leftover in the bowl! I am cheap-so this is a great tip!
    ~Nancy

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  25. Very cool idea! Thanks for sharing! You know I've used your frozen buttermilk tip, right?!
    ~ingrid

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  26. what a great idea! ok I just printed off your banana chip muffin recipe-im sure they wont be a picture worthy as yours but it wont matter cuz I'll gobble em up before you can blink! It was great chatting with you the other night at Kristens.

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  27. I would never have thought to freeze whipped cream.
    I hate to toss it too. Especially with the price of heavy cream around here!!

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  28. How clever!!!!

    Thanks for the tip


    B

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  29. Lovvvvvve this idea. And I thought I'd heard it all!

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  30. How have I raised four kids, baked like a madwoman,and lived 51 years without coming up with this??? I am humbled.

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