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I've got about 200ml of Double Cream (48% butterfat apparently) that I don't think i'll use before it goes off.

What simple (~5 minute) things can you make with cream so that it can be frozen?


At the moment I'm thinking along the lines of chocolate or toffee sauces.

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Probably too obvious, but: Ice cream? –  rumtscho Jul 6 '11 at 12:17
    
@rumtscho Can you make Ice Cream in 5 minutes? –  danseagrave Jul 7 '11 at 7:29
    
Philadelphia style ice cream is made without cooking a custard. Mix cream and milk, cook up the sugar and vanilla in a very small part of the mix, combine, chill, freeze. Because of the chill, you have to wait longer than 5 minutes before freezing, but the actual work is less than 5 minutes. –  rumtscho Jul 7 '11 at 7:45
    
nice. Will consider this next time (when I've got more cream) –  danseagrave Jul 7 '11 at 8:07
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Actually, above 40% fat, you can just freeze the cream itself. It wont whip as high, if you defrost it and whip it later, but it'll still taste good. Below 40% the results aren't as good.

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Caramel sauce. It takes sugar, water, cream, a pinch of salt, and a tsp or so of lemon juice. Optionally, you can throw in a couple TBSP of rum, tequila, or brandy to enrich the flavor.

As far as I know, it'll freeze indefinitely, and it'll keep for MONTHS in the fridge.

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If I could accept this answer as well I would. But I went with just freezing it. I think I'll end up making a Caramel (or toffee) sauce with it eventually. Thanks :) –  danseagrave Jul 7 '11 at 7:32
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