So you made that amazing dish and you are so proud of yourself. Everyone loved it and it was a surefire hit! The only problem is you bought more whipping cream than you can use at the moment, what to do with it? Do you store it in the fridge, freeze it, what?
If you landed on this page, I am pretty sure you want to know if you can freeze whipping cream? The answer is really yes/no.
Before we get into the yes, let’s look at the no a bit. If you were to freeze whipping cream what happens is that the fat molecules bind together and you will not have that same emulsification effect. The cream will come out watery as the fat will separate and it would just really be worthless, especially if the recipe specifically calls for whipping cream. You will not be able to whip it up and it would be a waste.
However, if you want to use it in other things such as cake batter, or making ganache, it would work perfectly. You could also try it in a hot coffee, even though you might have to heat it a bit first.
If you have excess whipping cream and you need it for a specific recipe, it might just be better to try and keep it in the coldest part of the refrigerator and use it before it goes bad.
How to Freeze Whipped Cream
If you are persistent and you realize that you can use the whipping cream for something else, then by all means go ahead. You should be able to keep it for 6-12 months.
When it comes to freezing whipping cream, you really do not need to do anything special. All you need to do is the place the container it comes in, in the freezer. If you have an open container, try and place it in an air-tight freezer container or a freezer bag. It is also a pretty good idea to label the containers, just so that you have an idea as to when first you placed it in the freezer.
How to Thaw Frozen Whipping Cream
When it comes to thawing it out, you can place the containers in the fridge and allow it to thaw out overnight. As mentioned above, the whipping cream is going to be watery and yucky. Depending on the recipe you are looking for, you might have to boil it a little bit.
Whipping cream is just one of those things where it just isn’t going to “work” freezing it. So, if you got a lot of cream on hand, try to use as much as it as possible before it spoils.