Leftover whipped cream is only but a common occurrence. Especially if you’re crazy about the creamy white delight! Having some to spare means winning the lottery. Okay, that might sound like an exaggeration but that’s how I see it. Cause it gives me the opportunity to use it all up for my morning coffee or breakfast. Even my desserts start to taste and look more delicious because of these leftovers. So here are 5 tasty ways to use leftover whipped cream.
The thing about buying a whipped cream dispenser is that it helps you prepare the exquisite homemade whipped cream. In a matter of a few minutes!
There’s a lot of difference between what you make at home and store-bought cream. In that case, if you wish to prepare whipped cream without any special appliances, please read the next section. And if not, then you can scroll down further to get to the 5 tasty ways to use leftover whipped cream.
How to Make Homemade Whipped Cream
Did you know that the volume of whipping cream tends to double when you whip it? Well, now you do. Let’s get to the point right away then!
A cup of cream yields two cups of homemade whipped cream. And feel free to add extra flavors such as citrus zest, almond extract, vanilla extract, or some rum.
All you need for the task is a basic whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer. All three tools are perfect for the job.
- Begin by placing the whipping cream in your refrigerator.
- Then take it out and pour the contents into a plastic or metallic bowl.
- If there are any extra flavors you want to add, now is the time.
- Start whipping! Maintain a medium whipping speed until firm peaks begin to form. This usually happens after 8 to 10 minutes of whisking. But it also depends on the amount of cream you’re using.
- Just keep in mind that you should stop whisking once these firm peaks achieve softened tips. Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of overbeating the mix.
And that’s all there is to it. When you don’t whip enough, the end result looks too soft. On the other hand, too much whipping gives the cream a grainy consistency.
Serve this freshly prepared homemade whipped cream immediately.
Or store in your refrigerator. And if somehow you end up with leftovers, the section below tells you what to do about that.
5 Tasty Ways to Use Leftover Whipped Cream
#1 Morning Meal
With leftover whipped cream at your disposal, I think it’s time for you to upgrade your first meal of the day. Topping waffles, pancakes, or French toast with a little bit of whipped cream is a brilliant idea.
In fact, I even add a tablespoon or two to my hot chocolate.
An oatmeal breakfast doesn’t require you to follow complicated instructions. Simply stick to the recipe and add maybe two tablespoons of the white stuff. Along with nuts and dried fruits of course!
What you’ll taste at the end of it is sweeter and fluffier oatmeal. So I would advise you to not use too much of the original sweetener. Just imagine a bowl of oatmeal with fresh berries and whipped cream on top.
#3 Mousse or Ice Cream
Quick desserts using whipping cream are much too common. And delicious by all means! But I’m not going to get into that. Instead, I’m going to show you how you can prepare the tastiest ice cream or whipped cream hybrid.
Blend condensed milk and leftover whipped cream for at least four minutes. Or until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. Then place this ice cream-like thing in your freezer. And at the time of devouring it, don’t be surprised if it has cold mousse-like consistency.
Another method of using whipped cream involves chocolate mousse. After preparing chocolate ganache, allow it to cool. Then gently fold the leftover cream into the mousse. Or into some melted chocolate! Quick and easy, isn’t it?
Whipped cream and coffee are like best buddies. When you have leftover whipped cream, it counts as an excuse to make a cup of coffee. Cream sweetens up coffee better than sugar. So don’t think twice before adding less sugar or no sugar at all.
#5 Freeze It
Easy desserts with heavy whipping cream or even whipped cream desserts with fruit. Are you in the mood to cook these up? If not, then I have a solution for that too.
Why don’t you freeze the leftovers? Just spoon the cream onto a baking sheet. You can even use the piping tip to pipe delicate swirls. Then transfer these swirls into your freezer. And once they become solid, put them in any freezer bag until you’re ready to cook.
Frozen homemade whipped cream tastes delicious with hot cocoa or coffee. The frozen swirls pair up well with fruit crumbles and hot pies. Just remember to thaw them at room temperature for at least 15-20 minutes. Before pampering your taste buds with it!
So now you know as many as 5 tasty ways to use leftover whipped cream. Which one sounds the most delicious to you?
Do you have any such whipped cream ideas to share with us? Or do you always end up running short of whipped cream just because it’s so darn delicious?
Any useful thoughts or feedback is welcome. So get to the comments section for that. And please do share the post with fellow whipped cream lovers!
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