Whipped Cream for the Freezer

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.

Frozen dollops of flavored whipped cream melt into a warm drink
Frozen dollops of flavored whipped cream melt into a warm drink

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.

Freeze extra whipped cream for beverages or desserts.
Freeze extra whipped cream for beverages or desserts.

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.

These stay safe inside a tupper - unroll and remove one by one
These stay safe inside a tupper – unroll and remove one by one

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.

Strategies Applied:

Whipping Cream: If you have an Aldi nearby, a pint runs $1.79.

2 thoughts on “Whipped Cream for the Freezer”

    1. 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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