did you know that you can FREEZE whipped cream?
So this is a good one and I hope I’m not the only one that never knew about it.
I LOVE whipped cream. So when I make it to use in a recipe – or serve with a dessert – there is rarely never left over.
But when I make it to use for photos, I almost always have too much. And while I might indulge in a spoonful or two, I really do try to be good. And since whipped cream begins to lose its luster after a few hours in the fridge, I would often wind up throwing it away.
Till I learned that you can FREEZE it.
But I never considered just straight up freezing the whipped cream by itself. Mind. Blown.
And there’s nothing to it. Simply drop mounds of whipped cream onto a lined baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, the mounds can be stored in a ziploc bag till ready to use. If using in a hot or warm drink or dessert you can place the whipped cream right on top and serve immediately. If it’s topping something cold you’ll want to top it about 15 minutes prior to serving.
You can also get all fancy-like and use a star tip to pipe out fluted stars or rosettes, as I did for this pie (stay tuned for THIS PIE – it’s coming up soon!).
Is it EXACTLY like fresh whipped cream? No, not exactly. But it’s pretty darned close, and how lovely to have at the ready for all those whipped cream emergencies!
Let me know if you try this and what you think!
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