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    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 24th Oct 05, 10:50 AM
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    Can I freeze cream?
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    • 24th Oct 05, 10:50 AM
    Can I freeze cream? 24th Oct 05 at 10:50 AM
    I freeze milk sucessfully, but can I freeze cream?

    And what else can I freeze that's not obvious?

    I'm single so I find stuff goes off before I can use it, so if I can freeze things like cream, cheese etc then I can portion it up when I get home and use it as I need it, without waste.

    I'm thinking storecupboard/fridge type tihngs that would otherwise go off...

    Also, what about eggs? I never get through a box of six before they go baaad. I'm guessing it's a no, though. Would they explode??
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 24th Oct 05, 11:06 AM
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    • 24th Oct 05, 11:06 AM
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    • 24th Oct 05, 11:06 AM
    I freeze milk sucessfully, but can I freeze cream?

    And what else can I freeze that's not obvious?

    I'm single so I find stuff goes off before I can use it, so if I can freeze things like cream, cheese etc then I can portion it up when I get home and use it as I need it, without waste.

    I'm thinking storecupboard/fridge type tihngs that would otherwise go off...

    Also, what about eggs? I never get through a box of six before they go baaad. I'm guessing it's a no, though. Would they explode??
    by skintchick
    There are all sorts of items in the Cooking section of the MEGA Index sticky listed under freezing - and cream and eggs are both in there to read about.

    Eggs I normally keep in the fridge for a good while - but when freezing I crack them into a container. Cheese is often best frozen grated, people have said, and some can go quite crumbly after thawing. There's a thread about the place somewhere and I'll see if I can find it and edit back in here.


    Edit:-

    freeze cheese
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=74468

    store cheese
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=50555

    freeze eggs
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=3098


    Last edited by squeaky; 24-10-2005 at 11:15 AM.
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    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 24th Oct 05, 11:17 AM
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    • 24th Oct 05, 11:17 AM
    skintchick - you can successfully freeze whipped cream although it should be sweetened first. It will then keep for up to months.

    Unwhipped cream does not freeze well - it separates into water and buttermilk type stuff.

    Remember that cream will pick up other flavours even in the freezer so be careful what you freeze it next to.

    HTH
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 24th Oct 05, 11:18 AM
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    • 24th Oct 05, 11:18 AM
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    • 24th Oct 05, 11:18 AM
    Just remembered - Nigella freezes eggs, although she usually has them separated because they are whites or yolks left over from another recipe. Just crack them into a placcy bag and freeze away
  • megasaver
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    • 13th Feb 06, 7:49 PM
    Freezing Double cream - advice needed
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    • 13th Feb 06, 7:49 PM
    Hello everyone, haven't been on here for ages and I have got a lot of catching up/reading to do. Anyway I hope you don't mind but I need some advice. Today got three huge pots of double cream reduced to 10p each. Was just putting them in the freezer when I read on the back of one of them that "must be whipped to freeze" is this correct :confused: ....never done it before and any help or advice would be great

    thanks

    Mega xx
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 13th Feb 06, 7:51 PM
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    • 13th Feb 06, 7:51 PM
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    • 13th Feb 06, 7:51 PM
    That sounds right to me, and my memory of various posts all say the same thing.
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 13th Feb 06, 8:12 PM
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    • 13th Feb 06, 8:12 PM
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    • 13th Feb 06, 8:12 PM
    Hi megasaver,

    I buy double cream when it's reduced and freeze it quite often. I'm not quite sure why it needs to be whipped, but I do it and when I defrost it it's the consistency of ordinary double cream and can be used in the normal way. So go for it.

    Pink
    • pabenny
    • By pabenny 14th Feb 06, 9:09 AM
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    • 14th Feb 06, 9:09 AM
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    • 14th Feb 06, 9:09 AM
    After you've whipped the cream, freeze it in icecube trays and then transfer into bags. That way you can easily use small quantities for sauces or whatever and yoou don't need to allow for thawing.
    • thriftmonster
    • By thriftmonster 14th Feb 06, 11:48 AM
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    • 14th Feb 06, 11:48 AM
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    • 14th Feb 06, 11:48 AM
    Or pipe it or spoon it into blobs/ rosettes, open freeze and then stick in abag when frozen. That's what I do
    • tryingtobegood
    • By tryingtobegood 10th Apr 06, 12:31 PM
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    Can I freeze single cream?
    I have a third of a tub of single cream leftover from last night's dinner. Normally I would try and use this up but as I'm "supposed" to be trying to lose weight we only have puddings on a Sunday.
    I am sure that I've heard TV chefs suggesting that leftover cream (and wine )could be frozen in ice-cube trays and used later to add to sauces etc but the carton says Do Not Freeze :confused:
    Has anyone ever done this?
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 10th Apr 06, 12:41 PM
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    Hiya

    A similar thread sort of says yes Take a look:-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?p=378087#post378087


    and this one:-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=161530

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    Last edited by squeaky; 10-04-2006 at 12:44 PM.
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  • Miss-spent
    I think you can freeze cream if you whip it first so double cream and whipping cream are o.k. but not single. However , if i was you I would try it any way, you have nothing to lose!
  • Queenie

    A similar thread sort of says yes
    by squeaky
    Single cream is not recommended for freezing. It seperates when defrosted and can rarely be reconstituted!

    Double cream and whipping cream *can* be frozen if is has a minimum 40% butter fat content.

    tryingtobegood - even with all your best intentions, I would suggest you use it up instead of throwing it away and put it down to experience.
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    • tryingtobegood
    • By tryingtobegood 10th Apr 06, 8:00 PM
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    Looks like I'll have to use it up tomorrow. I hate throwing things out!
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  • Queenie
    Don't feel guilty about it though .. just remember, the weight you are trying to lose didn't jump on you unawares from an extra portion of cream. You can still remain focused on your goals just so long as you don't have it poured over a thick wedge of double chocolate fudge cake
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    • Tibbie's mum
    • By Tibbie's mum 22nd Jul 06, 9:09 AM
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    Double cream and freezing
    I have some double cream left over from having strawberries, and was thinking of cooking up some sort of chicken in a mushroom and cream sauce. As the OH is away on business I won't eat it all, so will it be alright to freeze the cooked dish or will the sauce split when frozen???

    Many thanks.
    • FunkyFairy
    • By FunkyFairy 22nd Jul 06, 9:22 AM
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    You will be fine with double cream it is one of the only creams you can freeze.
  • broke mary
    clotted cream can you freeze??
    hi

    have bought some reduced clotted cream this morning and wondered if you can freeze it? i know you can whip up ordinary cream and freeze but have no idea about clotted.

    thanks
    mary
  • shop-to-drop
    Yes you can!
  • broke mary
    do you freeze it as it is then?
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