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Homemade whipped cream is easy to whip up in just a few minutes. Thanks to Tetra Pak packaging, you can keep whipping cream ready to go in your pantry and Be Carton Smart!
I love having whipped cream in my fridge. It's great to have on hand to make hot chocolate, coffee, waffles, pancakes or even fruit a special treat. The problem, though, is keeping whipping cream on hand because it always goes bad before I can use it all up and I hate throwing food away.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this little gem at Trader Joe's – shelf stable whipping cream in a Tetra Pak. Life as I know it has forever changed! I can now keep a few of these on hand for homemade whipped cream.
So what's a Tetra Pak? Well, it's basically a way of packaging food in a carton. I first discovered Tetra Pak packaging a few years ago when I learned that BPA is often found in cans. I started avoiding canned goods which meant I need to find food in new packaging and Tetra Pak is one of the few BPA free packaging options I found.
You'll surprised what you can find packaged in Tetra Paks! You can find pumpkin puree for all those holiday desserts like Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits.
Jellied cranberries are the only kind my dad will eat and they come in a Tetra Pak, too. I'm sure you can find a recipe amongst the 30 cranberry recipes I put together!
But we need some whipped cream for the pumpkin pie… and the jellied cranberries, maybe, too? It's actually really easy to make. I use my stand mixer, but you can use a hand held mixer and I'm sure you could use a whisk, if you have the muscle.
All it takes is chilled whipping cream, sugar and vanilla, if you want. Just turn the mixer on high and let it do the job.