Whipped Cream for the Freezer

Whipped Cream for the Freezer

Freeze Whipped Cream = a great way to have a dollop for hot chocolate or a latte or dessert. Freeze any extra when you have it to avoid waste or whip some up just to freeze.

You might have noticed I don’t like waste and I like to avoid additives. That doesn’t mean I don’t like a little indulgence now and then – like a little whipped cream on a latte or hot chocolate.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Like maybe on my Pumpkin Lattes or my Best Hot Chocolate. So it’s got to be real whipped cream. But I can’t just whip up cream for one or two drinks…so I got the idea to freeze the extra in single portion servings.

When I discovered, by way of being frugal, how good frozen whipped cream is, I felt like I’d made a huge discovery. It blew me away! See, drop one of these lovely frozen dollops on top of a hot beverage.

Whipped Cream for the Freezer

Whipped Cream for the Freezer – Dollop or pipe whipped cream onto parchment or plastic wrap

When that ice cold whipped cream slowly melts, it creates a wonderful contrast. It’s like drinking in the feeling of sitting in a hot tub on a cool starry night in the mountains. It’s also good on dessert, too. It will thaw quickly and be just as fresh as the minute it was whipped.

So now, whenever I have a little leftover whipped cream, I make sure it never goes to waste. I’ll dollop it or pipe it, if I’m feelin’ all fancy, out on parchment or plastic wrap, freeze until firm, then wrap up and place it in a container.

Best Hot Chocolate Frozen Whipped Cream

Best Hot Chocolate with Frozen Whipped Cream

One of the easiest ways to do this is to use the plastic wrap, leaving a good bit of space between the rows so it can just be rolled up. Place it in a container, like a plastic Gladware so they stay protected in the freezer, though. Easy, peasy.

When ready to use, unroll it while still frozen; it releases easily and remove as many as you’d like. Don’t keep it in the freezer forever, though – remember, there’s no preservatives. A couple months is fine.

Frozen Whipped Cream

A little close up of the Frozen Whipped Cream in hot chocolate. Make the dollops as big or as small as you’d like.

Let’s talk about how to save money/time on this recipe:

  • Use a coupon matching site! Do not discount the savings! I check every week even if I don’t “need” to go to the store and often find bargains I can’t pass up.
  • Follow my 12 Strategies – You’ll see them on the upper drop down menu of every page and how I apply them, below.
  • Don’t get discouraged if your prices don’t match mine! Keep shopping at the best prices and your fridge/freezer and pantry will be stocked with sales priced ingredients.
  • Read below for additional tips as well as throughout the recipe, for saving time and managing food.

Strategies Applied:

Whipping Cream: If you have an Aldi nearby, it’s really the best place to pick up whipping cream. If not be sure to look for sales – whipping cream keeps for weeks.

10 thoughts on “Whipped Cream for the Freezer

  1. Brilliant idea. Some time ago I made a hot chocolate and topped it with whipped cream like you see in those fancy drinks, and the whipped cream … dissolved. I don’t want to buy that whipped cream in a can and this might be the answer. I knew you would have an answer for me. 🙂

    • FrugalHausfrau

      Well, thanks! I just love this stuff! You can’t keep it forever, though, (a couple months is fine) or it kind of dries enough to resemble a marshmallow. Still tastes good but is a little weird.

      • I don’t imagine I’ll keep it long. When I have ‘extra’ whipping cream I make a a batch of panna cotta or caramel sauce or add it to a batch of fudge … so this is more in the way of an experiment. If push comes to shove, turn the whipping cream into butter and freeze THAT. 🙂

        I don’t make desserts often but there are lots of ways to use up whipping cream. I have some home made cannoli shells in the freezer and bought some fresh ricotta which I strained and pressed so I could make some filling. A bit of whipped cream added to the filling ‘lightens it up’. (hahaha). And I’m planning on making some apple cobbler which could use a bit … ok, I need to buy some more whipping cream. 🙂

        • FrugalHausfrau

          lol! It sounds like you do! I’ve got three pints in the fridge – was going to make eggnog but my hand wasn’t cooperting! I don’t think it’s too late to post an eggnog…

          • I rarely buy more than 2 cartons (375 ml each) at a time with an expiry day of about 6-8 weeks in the future.

            I’m too lazy to make my own egg nog. It seems to be a fussy process with ‘ripening’ etc based on the recipes I’ve seen. I was going to buy some before Xmas. They were on the shelf in November and by a week or so before Xmas, I can’t remember seeing them available. Strange.

    • Thanks Laurin! I know when my kids were home, they’d just eat it, while I gave them the Mom eye! The eye that says, yeah, I’m too busy, too tired or too distracted to say anything, but you really shouldn’t be doing that you little gluttonous fiend…but I’ll probably let you get by with it…coz really, what else can I do with it?!!

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