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Dec 30, 2007 11:28 AM

What to do with leftover heavy cream?

This is what I get *every* time for buying heavy cream for a sauce: use a drop, then toss the rest. Well, no more I say! What do I do with a pint of leftover heavy cream? Cakes? cookies? Donate it to my unfortunately growing horizontal architecture via whipped cream?

I was thinking of making cream scones... um... without butter, because I don't have it. (Obviously, I'm not a baker.)

I hate cream in my coffee :(

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  1. mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, mac and cheese, creamy soups, cream tomato sauce, alfredo, warmed with vanilla, rum and sugar for bread pudding...

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    1. re: chelleyd01

      The last time I had a quantity of heavy cream before leaving on a vacation I tried freezing it. I thawed it in the fridge and used it in my Cuisinart ice cream maker and could tell no discernable taste or texture difference than when I used fresh.

      1. re: chelleyd01

        My problem is I am always running out of it!

      2. Here is a sauce I make for seafood: it's delicous on salmon, shrimp or stuffed flounder.
        Chop 4 green onions (green part only), and place in a small pot with one cup dry white wine (or dry vermouth). Bring to a boil, and boil down wine until there is only a tablespoon left of liquid. Add one pint heavy cream and boil until thickened, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and add dash of Tabasco, and 1-2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard. Blend, season with salt and pepper and serve with your fish.

        1. I recently had a lot left over myself, and used it as an excuse to make a proper alfredo sauce (using Cooks Illustrated). Well worth whatever calories it cost me . . .of course, you do need butter for that.

          You can also throw a bit in a pan with a clove of garlic and heat it up -- the garlic infuses the cream and it makes awesome mashed potatoes!

          1. Soup, of course. Also, I recently made a pasta sauce with roasted red peppers and onions blended with cream, a dash of balsamic vinegar, a bit of tomato paste and basil. Quite good.

            Do you have a cat?

            1. My first thought was chocolate pudding/mousse... epicurious has a chocolate rum pudding I'd like to try. Panna Cotta also comes to mind, as it requires heavy cream but not butter. I don't know how much you have left but this recipe looks similar to the one I have: