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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.