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Freezing Heavy Cream????

Cincybaker's picture

I recently bought two pints of heavy cream for a dessert I was going to make for my husband's bridge club.  I decided on a different dessert and am wondering if heavy cream freezes well.  I would sure like to save it for when I need it rather than use it just because it's there.

Cincybaker

RuthWells's picture

(post #28910, reply #1 of 45)

My mother freezes heavy cream all the time, though I've never tried it.  Should be fine!


 


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Aberwacky's picture

(post #28910, reply #7 of 45)

You can also freeze milk (in the original container if it's the plastic jug).  We do this all the time to make sure we have some on hand.


Just thaw the container in the sink, in case it sprang a leak. (Sprang?  Is that a word?  I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning, so I can't tell.)


Leigh

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-Leo Tolstoy
Astrid's picture

(post #28910, reply #9 of 45)

I think sprang is the next season which is about to come upon us, and leaks do spring, I'm thinking visually of a broken pipe.


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Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson

New Mexico home organic gardener Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson
Aberwacky's picture

(post #28910, reply #10 of 45)

Well, yup, I thank you're right: sprang is right around the corner down here.  I reckon my jonquils will be a-blooming afore too long.


And my milk, well I put some out t' thaw last night, but this mornin' it had sprung a leak.  My big 'ol pup, Gus, had his paws up on the counter and his nose plumb down in the sink, lapping it right up.


Leigh

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Astrid's picture

(post #28910, reply #11 of 45)

Glad you have a good helper to keep things tidy!


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Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson

New Mexico home organic gardener Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson
Aberwacky's picture

(post #28910, reply #12 of 45)

My 2 big furballs do help keep my kitchen cleaner!  No crumb of dropped food stands a chance with them around.


I'd forgotten how much I depended on them to clean up my spills, until my husband had them up at the lake on Monday and I came home to an empty house.  I was cooking dinner, dropped the yogurt container getting it out of the fridge and yogurt splattered all over the floor.  I automatically called the dogs to come clean it up for me, and when I realized they weren't there, I actually had to wipe it up myself! 


I can't remember the last time I had to do the first run on spill cleanup.  Geez, talk about spoiled!


Leigh

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Astrid's picture

(post #28910, reply #13 of 45)

Chuckle. I kinda miss my cleaner-uppers, but there is still something good about hands and knees on the kitchen floor washer woman work too.


New Mexico home organic gardener

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson

New Mexico home organic gardener Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson
Aberwacky's picture

(post #28910, reply #14 of 45)

I do enjoy the satisfaction of a well-scrubbed floor.  However, wiping up a quart of yogurt doesn't top my list of satisfying endeavors!  I felt like everytime I turned around I found some more. 


And I do enjoy the dedication to the job that my dogs have--they are absolutely determined to get every last molecule.  It always makes me smile.


Leigh

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Fledge's picture

(post #28910, reply #15 of 45)

I think I need a dog.....


lol....


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Gretchen's picture

(post #28910, reply #29 of 45)

Certainly "sprang" is correct.  If you decline that verb as in Latin it would surely be:


spring, sprang, sprung
spruius, spruis, spruis
spruic,spruic, spruic
sproc, sprac, spoc


 


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Jean's picture

(post #28910, reply #31 of 45)

LOL. Well that takes me back 50+ years.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die from natural causes.

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Aberwacky's picture

(post #28910, reply #32 of 45)

Thank you!


My mother was always a stickler for correct usage and as a result, mine usually was until I graduated from college, entered the "real world" and became exposed to a constant barrage of less-than-perfect English in your typical Arkansas workplace. 


Now, sometimes I just can't tell what would be correct.  Sigh.  My mother is often shocked and appalled at my decline.  Me too.


Leigh

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Gretchen's picture

(post #28910, reply #33 of 45)

Well, Clement Moore thought it was correct also.

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Jean's picture

(post #28910, reply #34 of 45)

But he thinks reindeer fly also.

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die from natural causes.

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Gretchen's picture

(post #28910, reply #35 of 45)

Good point.

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TracyK's picture

(post #28910, reply #36 of 45)

Or Henry Livingston, depending on who you listen to.


"Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."


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Jean's picture

(post #28910, reply #37 of 45)

Will the real author please stand up?  I never knew there was a controversy.


I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die from natural causes.

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

(post #28910, reply #38 of 45)

Just googled and found this (and I never knew there was a controversy, either!):


THE CHRISTMAS POEM:
15 years before the famous Christmas poem ever saw the light of a Troy day, Henry Livingston's children heard their father recite it to the family as one of his own composition. His oldest daughter had moved to Utica with her husband, but the two oldest children of his second wife, and a neighbor child who married one of the boys, all remember Henry coming out from his writing den under the staircase and reading them that never-to-be-forgotten poem. And after Henry was dead, and the poem become famous - long before Moore ever took credit for their father's poem - those same children were reading it to their children and proudly telling them that it had been written by their grandfather.


It was another 15 years after Moore took credit for Henry's poem that Henry's family discovered Moore's claim. Moore's book, in which he published Henry's poem, was not one of the best and the brightest of reads, and the "fact" of Moore's claim spread slowly. After Henry's original manuscript of the poem burned in a fire in 1859 in Wisconsin, Henry's family had no proof to bring forward against Moore's claim. (Moore claimed not to need an original manuscript since he invented the 56 line poem out of the air complete, and wrote it down perfectly.)


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TracyK's picture

(post #28910, reply #39 of 45)

The same guy who sleuthed out the identity of "Anonymous," the author of Primary Colors, conducted pretty thorough research and concluded that Livingston was the author. A quick look at other works by both men was enough to convince me.


I read an article about the whole controversy a while back and it stuck in my brain. :-)



"Noncooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."


Julia Child

Jean's picture

(post #28910, reply #43 of 45)

I learns such fascinating stuff from you forum folks!

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die from natural causes.

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Astrid's picture

(post #28910, reply #2 of 45)

To keep water crystals from forming and making the cream watery when it thaws, make sure it is frozen in a good container without any air space.


New Mexico home organic gardener

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson

New Mexico home organic gardener Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson
Cincybaker's picture

(post #28910, reply #6 of 45)

Thanks everyone for the advice.  I hoped to just pop them in the freezer in their original containers.  Do you think that would work?


Astrid,  I can see the problem that water crystals could cause when it's thawed but aren't you suppose to leave air space in a container when freezing liquids?

Cincybaker

Astrid's picture

(post #28910, reply #8 of 45)

Now that I'm thinking about it, I would probably leave some extra space for expansion, you're right.

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Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson


Edited 2/17/2004 10:53:09 AM ET by Astrid

New Mexico home organic gardener Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. Emerson
Adele's picture

(post #28910, reply #3 of 45)

I buy the largest container of heavy cream available (cheaper than the small ones) and freeze in 1 cup/1/2 cup and 1/4 cup quantities.  Haven't had a problem with it so far.  (I also do this with half & half)

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

dixie1's picture

(post #28910, reply #4 of 45)

This is good to know since my heavy cream usually expires before I can use it all.

wisekaren's picture

(post #28910, reply #5 of 45)

Same here -- thanks for the tip!

Karen

mishmish's picture

(post #28910, reply #16 of 45)

You can also freeze milk (in the original container if it's the plastic jug)


Cartons freeze ok too.


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Fledge's picture

(post #28910, reply #17 of 45)

I used to freeze game (duck, dove) in the wax milk containers.  Insulates very well when filled with water.

 

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madnoodle's picture

(post #28910, reply #19 of 45)

I used to freeze game (duck, dove) in the wax milk containers.  Insulates very well when filled with water.


My husband's grandfather froze fish fillets the same way. 


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Fledge's picture

(post #28910, reply #22 of 45)

Yup, waste nothing...dat's me!

 

You don't scare me

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