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Old 03-04-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Freezing Heavy Cream??

I freeze buttermilk with out any problems.
I always end up with heavy cream left over and the have to try to figure out what to use it in to use it up.
Has anyone froze it and does it work or break down.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:06 PM   #2
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When heavy cream comes along, you must whip it. It will last so very long, if you whip it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:11 PM   #3
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Heavy cream freezes just fine (think ice cream), however, after it thaws it may separate. Just stir it up a bit.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:52 PM   #4
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Just thought I'd mention that I've been buying shelf stable whipping cream in half pint boxes from Trader Joes. It sure is nice to have on hand in the pantry.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:08 PM   #5
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Freezing Heavy Cream??

Hmm, thanks, Kayelle! Added to my twice a year TJ's list! (No TJ's within 3 hours or so from here.)
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:56 PM   #6
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Good info there, Steve and Kay. Thanks. Sometimes when I make a cream of something or other soup, I only use a little heavy cream to sub with milk. I never thought of thinking of it as ice cream and freezing the rest.

I'll put those little half pints of shelf stable from TJs on my list, too. Not quite as far away as yours, Dawg, but still....three hours round trip.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:24 AM   #7
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Or..... you pour the rest over blackberries and smoosh em.

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Or..... you pour the rest over blackberries and smoosh em.

Frank, I had earned $6 babysitting. I went to Joe Pushcart's store and bought a pint box of wild blueberries. Then I trotted over to the grocery store and bought me a pint of heavy cream. I washed the berries, had the cream on ice and poured it over my berries. Then I pigged out. A pint box is a lot of blueberries. But they were so good. Until I lost the whole thing. The cream was too rich for my stomach. And I would do it again today. I can still feel those berries letting their juice explode into my mouth.
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I haven't had any luck whipping heavy cream that has been frozen. I have had luck freezing whipped cream.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:10 AM   #10
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Thanks all Im going to try it,
I never seems to have on hand when I'm in the mood for alfredo
What made me think of it - I was making chicken soup and decided to put gnocchi's in it and wish I had some heavy cream to add, poor planning on my part, but I was just planning to make regular chicken soup, but while cooking thought of Chicken and dumpling soup. I just added reg milk and added little cornstarch to it - turned out great. Perfect for this NY winter.
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