We’ve got an unopened pint of heavy whipping cream in the fridge left over from the holidays. It’s expiration date is at the end of the week, and I’d like to use it up on something rather than pitch it.
Could beat it and make whipped cream, but I don’t think we’d use it all before it went bad. But maybe as part of a no-bake refrigerator-set dessert?
We have a go-to recipe for penne and mushrooms with a whipping-cream-based sauce. And it’s really good and all. Just looking for something different this time around.
Not to say that recommendations for pasta sauces/dishes are not wanted – bring them on. Just was wondering if we were leaving some culinary stone unturned. Can the whipping cream be used to improve omelets or pancakes? Mashed potatoes? Some other kinds of creative or non-obvious usage?
One small issue is that we have no working oven – so it’s stove top, crock pot, or microwave for us.
I’m following because I, too, have a pint of cream to use up. I suppose I could freeze it to use in cooking at a later time, but the freezer is still stuffed with leftovers from the big fat jolly holidays.
Like that. They recommend pairing with shortbread cookies, which sounds divine. The posset looks like it might be able to fill the role of lemon curd on scone (we can get good scones here). Not sure if the posset is quite as think as curd, though.
We actually had two extra pints of whipping cream, and I have used up one of them that way.
It was initially underwhelming (if tolerable) and I think I know why: The whipping cream has significantly less sugar than the half-and-half we normally use. Since we sweeten our coffee + h&h with artificial sweeteners, the difference was noticeable. Adding back in a bit of table sugar improved the heavy-cream coffee significantly.
As @Elmer_J.Fudd said, whipping cream is wonderful in coffee. Once you get used to that, half-and-half tastes like skim milk. Yech!
Heavy whipping cream is also great for scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, creamy soups, etc. Anywhere you might use a splash or 3 of milk, (other than baking), just use about half-2/3rds that much heavy whipping cream.
If @bordelond is using some substance that comes with sugar in it, I don’t know what it is, but I do know what it isn’t. At least in the USA, half and half is pure dairy with no sugar. If it has sugar, it’s something else.