Instead of a list of excuses why I've been absent from blogville, I'm just jumping back in with an easy little post. I have missed y'all, though!
Ever have leftover whipped cream after holidays and family gatherings? I do every year and end up just throwing it away. Until this year.
Now I know that whipped cream is not a big deal. Or it's not to me anyway. But it is really nice to top a hot cup of cocoa or even coffee (If you've never tried it, you must! So decadent) in the long cold winter months. So I hate to throw away something that I might really enjoy in the coming weeks.
So after I was done using the vanilla bean whipped cream on apple pie, I re-whipped it to get it nice and stiff again. Then scooped it into a zip top sandwich baggie and cut off a corner. I piped little dollops onto a cookie sheet pan and popped it into the freezer for an hour or two. Once frozen, I tossed the little frozen whipped cream puffs into another zip top baggie and back into the freezer.
I won't use these to top pie or berries as it will lose some of it's umph once defrosted. But instead, I plan to take out a little whipped cream puff now and then to top cocoa or coffee. Sounds like a good treat after spending an hour shoveling my car out of the snow!