If you’ve spent time perusing this blog, you’ve probably noticed a couple of things: I try to avoid a lot of additives in food and I really dislike waste. This little whipping cream hack helps me avoid both – I don’t have to resort to non-dairy creamer & I don’t have to worry about cream sitting open in the fridge with a potential for waste.
I’m not a regular coffee drinker but there are times a cup is great, and I do love my wonderful Pumpkin Lattes. Both are lovely with a bit of cream, and even better with a bit of frozen whipped cream. Perhaps flavored with a bit of brandy, Kahlua, or some other naughtiness…
See the frozen cream creates a wonderful contrast between hot and cold as it slowly melts into the warm liquid.
Best of all, though, I can avoid any waste by dolloping lovely whipped cream on a tray lined with a bit of plastic wrap and then freezing the whole thing. Dollop in lines with a bit of space and when its solid, you can roll it up, place it into a tupper and seal, and one or two can be pulled out as needed.
This is also a great “save” for any left over whipped cream from a dessert – or when you need some. The dollops can be pulled out and placed on a dessert and they thaw very quickly.
There are no preservatives in this – so they won’t keep forever in the fridge, this isn’t Cool Whip, by the way! Don’t forget they’re there.
Let’s talk about how to save money/time on this recipe:
- Use a coupon matching site! One of my favorites in my area is Pocket Your Dollars, but every store has a group of enthusiastic Coupon Matchers. Do not discount the savings! I check their site 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.
Whipping Cream: If you have an Aldi nearby, a pint runs $1.79.