Can heavy cream be frozen?
- ChrisKC Apr 21, 2003 01:36 PM
One of the things I had to bring to easter dinner was cream to whip for dessert. Unfortunately I took everything except the cream and didn't think about it until I was almost there (45 mins away). Easter dinner was saved, I just stopped and bought more. But now I have six 1/2 pints of cream. Anyone know? Thanks
re: Seattle Rose
Keep it in the coldest part of the refrigerator and once opened, use asap, like the next couple of days or itsa goner!
Use the smell and taste test before using each and every time and don't give it to anyone who is sick, low immunity etc.
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Start experimenting with it!
Strawberries and cream!
re: Seattle Rose
UP heavy cream doesn't whip nearly as well as cream processed by standard pasteurization, and I agree with the OP that freezing it lessen the whipping potential. I have 3 pints of UP heavy cream in my freezer, but I usually save it for cooking and making ice cream.
Frozen heavy cream will still whip but you will only get about 1/2 the volume that you normally would, and it only last for a hour or 2
Heavy cream that i intend to whip is bought within 2 days of use and NEVER frozen.
Yes, you can freeze whipped cream, but after it is thawed, it will not work as an ingredient in emulsions (e.g., ice cream or custards) nor will it whip into whipped cream. However, you can make ganache with it, or use it in cake batter, or in coffee or hot chocolate. I frequently freeze heavy cream when I have too much on hand, and thaw it to make ganache when I need to frost a cake. Hope this helps.