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Aug 8, 2007 06:32 PM

expiration date of heavy whipping cream

This may be a stupid question but I have a container of hevay whipping cream with an expiration date of Jun 26th. Just smelled and tasted it and it's fine. How good after the date can I use it? I have compnay fri night and need 1 cup of it should I just buy fresh?

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    1. I'd use it without even thinking about it! It smells and tastes fine, it's fine.

      1. I think there may have been another post on this very topic a few months back but I have to run off to work so can't link it right now. Bottom line, it seemed like everyone on that post (and me personally) concurred that heavy cream typically lasts much longer than it's expiration date, especially if not opened. I've definitely used cream that was over a month past its date without worry. You know when dairy is bad by smell and taste so if those two senses haven't steered your wrong you should be fine. Good luck!

        1. are you sure it's an 'expiration' date? and not a 'sell by date'?
          'sell by' dates usually give you seven days of usable guaranteed quality.
          but when in doubt, throw it out.

          1. I dont understand why some folks like to "push the envelope" on expiration dates... especially on dairy product just to save a few pennies. Go buy some fresh heavy cream, you only need a cup.