Thursday, December 1, 2011

Waste Not, Want Not

Instead of a list of excuses why I've been absent from blogville, I'm just jumping back in with an easy little post.  I have missed y'all, though!

Ever have leftover whipped cream after holidays and family gatherings?  I do every year and end up just throwing it away.  Until this year.

Now I know that whipped cream is not a big deal.  Or it's not to me anyway.  But it is really nice to top a hot cup of cocoa or even coffee (If you've never tried it, you must!  So decadent) in the long cold winter months.  So I hate to throw away something that I might really enjoy in the coming weeks.

So after I was done using the vanilla bean whipped cream on apple pie, I re-whipped it to get it nice and stiff again.  Then scooped it into a zip top sandwich baggie and cut off a corner.  I piped little dollops onto a cookie sheet pan and popped it into the freezer for an hour or two.  Once frozen, I tossed the little frozen whipped cream puffs into another zip top baggie and back into the freezer.

I won't use these to top pie or berries as it will lose some of it's umph once defrosted.  But instead, I plan to take out a little whipped cream puff now and then to top cocoa or coffee.  Sounds like a good treat after spending an hour shoveling my car out of the snow!


11 comments:

Laurie of Lulu and Daisy said...

Great idea! That would be wonderful paired with a mini candy cane, too!

Katiellirb said...

What a great idea! Good thinking :) Missed you, but glad you're back!

Love Being A Nonny said...

GREAT idea!

MuiMui said...

Oh that is a good idea! :D

katie lake said...

Mmm now you have me thinking about using some of the pumpkin fluff I made to throw in hot chocolate.

REBrown said...

What a good idea! I had no idea that you could do that with whipped cream.

DietCokeStraightUp said...

Glad you just jumped back into blogging! Best way to go. Great idea for reusing a desert!

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Brilliant - individual servings! I freeze so many other items this way but had never extrapolated that to whipping cream! Thanks - this will make my holidays even merrier!

Bella Michelle said...

What a GREAT idea!!!! I am def. sticking this away in the to remember file. So glad to see you back in blogland! Merry Christmas!!!

Lori said...

You're brilliant, what a great idea, I am so going to do this! My boys love whipped cream on top of their hot drinks, thanks for sharing!!

Janine said...

Now that is a God-inspire idea my friend!!! I like it!!! Going to give it a try in my coffee .... hmmmm.
Love Janine
ps - THANK YOU for your love and encouragement today. Meant SO MUCH to me on a particularly tough day. So glad to know you.

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