Whether you are looking for a savory dish, a sweet treat, or a creamy topping, heavy cream can be used in a variety of recipes to add a delicious creamy texture and sweet taste.
In this post, you’ll find 35+ creative recipes that will help you use up that leftover heavy cream.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this indulgent and delicious Tortellini in Cream Sauce (with Burrata Cheese)! A marinara and garlicky cream sauce are tossed with cheese tortellini in one pan and topped with burrata. It’s the ultimate comfort food!
Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat) tastes just like the original, but it’s made super quick and easy with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Hearty, creamy & delicious, it will quickly become your favorite instant pot soup recipe.
Whipped Feta is seriously addicting! Whipped together with oil, garlic, lemon juice, and cream, feta cheese transforms into a light and airy Mediterranean dip. Serve it at parties, celebrations, or enjoy it all for yourself!
Never choose between hummus or whipped feta again! This Hummus with Whipped Feta and Chili Oil is a party-ready dip that features layers of whipped feta cheese and homemade classic hummus. The spicy chili oil on top cuts through the richness and explodes with flavor!
Duchess Potatoes are a fancy piped potato side dish that must make an appearance at your next dinner party. Rich, creamy, and cheesy with just a subtle crisp, these elegant baked mashed potatoes are unlike anything else!
Unopened Heavy Cream: When stored in the refrigerator, unopened heavy cream can typically last up to 2-3 weeks beyond the “sell-by” or “best-by” date on the packaging. It’s important to note that the quality may start to deteriorate gradually after the expiration date.
Opened Heavy Cream: Once opened, heavy cream should be consumed within a week for best quality. However, if the cream develops an off smell, unusual texture, or mold, it’s best to discard it, as these are signs of spoilage.
Yes, heavy can be frozen. However, it’s important to note that frozen heavy cream isn’t as creamy or luscious after it’s thawed because the longer it’s frozen, the more ice crystals form. This can cause some separation and make the thawed cream harder to whip.
It’s important to note that freezing sour cream is not recommended if you plan to use it for dips or as a topping, as the texture change may be more apparent in these applications.
To freeze heavy cream, follow these steps:
Check the expiration date: Make sure the heavy cream is not expired before freezing it.
Transfer to a freezer-safe container: While you can freeze the cream directly in the carton, I recommend pouring it into: ice cube trays, silicone molds (I use the same molds from my Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites), or small airtight containers.
Label and date: Clearly label the container with the contents and the date of freezing. This will help you keep track of how long it has been in the freezer.
Freeze: Place the container in the freezer and ensure it is stored in a stable position where it won’t get knocked over. Once frozen solid, transfer the cream cubes to a large ziploc bag. Label the bag and freeze!
When you’re ready to use the frozen cream, it’s best to thaw it slowly in the refrigerator. Avoid thawing it at room temperature, as rapid thawing can further affect the texture. Once thawed, give the cream a good stir to blend it back together.
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35+ amazingly delicious recipes that use heavy cream. From main dishes, sides, sauces, baked goods, and more! Try this Tortellini in Cream Sauce (with Burrata Cheese)! A marinara and garlicky cream sauce are tossed with cheese tortellini in one pan and topped with burrata. It’s the ultimate comfort food!