How to save whipped cream

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How to save whipped cream
How to save whipped cream

The ideal is to consume the whipped cream at the same time, especially if it is made at home. However, if you've made a large recipe or want to save it for later, storing the whipped cream correctly is essential to keep it fluffy and fresh. Store it in the fridge or freeze it until you feel like eating a candy!


Method 1 of 2: Store the whipped cream in the refrigerator

Store Whipped Cream Step 1

Step 1. Transfer the whipped cream to an airtight pot

A plastic jar is perfect for storing homemade whipped cream. However, if whipped cream is purchased, it is best to leave it in its original packaging.

Take a look at the lid after closing to make sure it is completely sealed. If it is damaged or loose, change the whipped cream

Store Whipped Cream Step 2

Step 2. Place the pot near the back of the refrigerator

Put the whipped cream can on a shelf farther in the back of the fridge, away from the door. The temperature is lowest at the back and highest near the door.

  • Store it under other cold things to keep the temperature very low and preserve the peaks and texture of the whipped cream.
  • The whipped cream will last from five to seven days if kept in the fridge. If you take it out to use a serving, the change in temperature can make the rest of the whipped cream melt and spoil faster.

Step 3. Put gelatin in the homemade whipped cream to keep the texture stabilized

Mix ¼ teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin and ¼ cup cold water in a saucepan. Wait four minutes for the gelatin to absorb all the water. Heat the mixture over low heat until the gelatin completely dissolves. Stir sometimes. Add the gelatin after whipping the whipped cream until it forms smooth peaks and beat again until they form again.

  • Store the stabilized whipped cream in the refrigerator in a sealed jar for three to four days.
  • Do not put the hot gelatin in the whipped cream. Wait for it to cool down for about 10 minutes while you beat it.
Store Whipped Cream Step 4

Step 4. Smell and watch the whipped cream to see if it's still good

Spoiled whipped cream will not taste pleasant and may be harmful. If in doubt, use the indications that the whipped cream was ruined described below:

  • Some of the whipped cream separated and became liquid.
  • An unpleasant or sour odor.
  • Pasty consistency.
  • Any yellowish coloring (in purchased whipped creams).

Method 2 of 2: Freeze the whipped cream

Step 1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Get a baking sheet big enough to hold all the whipped cream. Also see if there is room in your freezer to place the baking sheet straight on a shelf.

The parchment paper will help when removing the frozen mounds from the baking sheet

Step 2. Make mounds of whipped cream on waxed paper

The mounds should be 4 cm to 5 cm apart, because whipped cream expands when it freezes. Try to make the mounds the size you think you will use in recipes or to decorate them.

  • For example, if you're going to put mounds of frozen whipped cream in hot chocolate or coffee, make them a size that fits inside the mugs.
  • If you're putting them on top of desserts, make mounds large or small, depending on the size of the servings.
Store Whipped Cream Step 7

Step 3. Allow the mounds to freeze overnight or until solid

Put the mounds of whipped cream in the freezer and leave overnight until they are hard (which will take three hours or more). Then transfer them to a plastic freezer bag or large airtight pot. They will last for three to four months.

Lift the wax paper a little near each mound and remove it so as not to break the whipped cream

Step 4. Use whipped cream to decorate recipes and make them more attractive

Put the whipped cream in a pastry bag and put a spout on the end of it. Squeeze the pastry bag to release the whipped cream into decorated shapes onto a piece of parchment paper in a baking dish and place in the freezer overnight or until the whipped cream is hard. Peel it off the parchment paper and store it in a sealed jar for up to four months.

  • You can also use a plastic bag to freeze food. Just be careful not to put anything on top of the whipped cream!
  • Place each piece of decorative whipped cream in a separate plastic bag and leave them on a separate shelf if you're afraid they'll break.
Store Whipped Cream Step 9

Step 5. Take the whipped cream out of the freezer 15 to 20 minutes before using

If you are going to put the whipped cream on top of a pie, cake or other dessert, thaw for 15 to 20 minutes before serving it. Place the frozen whipped cream on top of each piece of pie or cake to maintain its shape.

If you are going to put the whipped cream on top of hot chocolate or coffee, it is not necessary to defrost it. Just place it on top of the drink in the mug and let the high temperature do the rest


  • Add mounds of frozen whipped cream to coffee or hot chocolate.
  • Make the whipped cream using a food processor instead of an electric mixer to make it last longer.
  • Put fermented cream on the homemade whipped cream to prevent it from “melting” over time.


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