Whipping Cream

by Josée

When Hubby and I go grocery shopping together he enjoys figuring out which item is the most cost effective to buy. Will it be the 250ml, 500ml of 1 L carton of whipping cream? I only need 250ml but he insists that the 1L is barely more expensive and you get four times more! So we buy the 1L carton. Then the expiry date approaches and I still have 750ml of whipping cream sitting in my fridge. What to do?

I really don’t like wasting food, especially when I know there are people around the world dying of starvation. If something is near expiration I go on double alert… but what am I going to do with 750mls of cream?!?

So I put it in my food processor and voila!

Butter and buttermilk!

It only took 2-3 minutes and now we can all enjoy some homemade butter on our banana bread. Never again does my whipping cream have an excuse to go past its expiration date!

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thefirstfouryears June 4, 2010 - 12:28 am

amazing. I didn't even know you could do that.

Tanya June 5, 2010 - 2:46 pm

My husband and your husband will have that trait in common then!….we have often had the discussion as to wether it really is a better deal to buy the larger size when it often dosen't get used…then expires/goes rancid and gets thrown out! What a waste, and to waste food pains me. I wonder how I might achieve the same results with our whipping cream since I am lacking a food processor?

Josee June 7, 2010 - 4:02 am

Hmmm… that's a good question Tanya. I've heard you can make butter by shaking cream in a sealed jar. Apparently kids love doing it 🙂


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