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Apr 22, 2009 10:19 PM

what to do with quarts and quarts of whipping cream?

An embarrassment of riches, I know, but I was recently given a crate full of whipping cream whose time was near. I have made creme fraiche and butter as well as some ridiculously decadent cream soups. Any other suggestions? Thanks so very much for your ideas and pointers!

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  1. If you got a ice cream maker? I would make pint after pint of ice cream.

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    1. re: rodeo

      great idea but sadly no ice cream maker. yum, now I'm definitely wishing.

    2. Creampuffs, zabaglione, tres leches cake, indian kheer, custards.

      Ice cream can be made without an ice cream maker. If you have access to fresh herbs, I would make some whacked out flavors like basil, fresh mint, cardamom and rosewater, etc.

      By the end of making all that ice cream by hand, you'll have burned enough calories to eat most of it!

      1. make some pasta sauces and freeze them. Alfredo, creamy red sauce, creamy pesto etc. Also you can freeze into ice cube trays and then just drop a few into things your are cooking later. I also like to drop a cream ice cube into a glass of iced coffee. Way cheaper than starbucks

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        1. re: Analisas mom

          Cream ice cubes, what a great idea for preserving the bounty. Thanks!

          1. re: miss louella

            When you drop that ice cube into your iced coffee, use your blender to whip them whole mess up into a froth. Fantastic.

        2. Reduce it over lobster shells (if you can get them) or shrimp shells for use in pasta sauces, bisques etc.

          1. panna cotta, freezer sauces, cheese(?)

            variety of cream scones, shape, cut and freeze

            if you can't do ice cream, perhaps semifreddo?

            i didn't know you can make creme fraiche at home!?! how cool!

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