What to Look For and How to Keep it Fresh
No one likes to waste food, especially something as delicious as whipped cream. But sometimes, even the best-laid plans go awry and you end up with a container of spoiled cream. So how can you tell if your NANGSTA whipped cream has gone bad? And more importantly, how can you keep it from happening in the first place?
The first sign that your whipped cream has gone bad is usually a change in color or consistency. If the cream is starting to look yellow or watery, it’s time to toss it. Whipped cream should be a uniform white color with a thick, creamy texture. If yours doesn’t meet these criteria, it’s probably no longer safe to eat.
Another telltale sign of bad whipped cream is an off-putting smell. Fresh cream should have little to no odor. If your cream smells sour or rancid, it’s best to discard it.
If you’re not sure whether your whipping cream has gone bad, err on the side of caution and throw it out. It’s better to waste a little bit of cream than to risk getting sick from eating spoiled dairy.
So how can you prevent your whipping cream from going bad in the first place? The key is to store it properly. Whipped cream should be kept refrigerated in an airtight container. It’s also a good idea to use it within a few days of opening the carton, since exposed cream will spoil more quickly.
If you take these precautions, you can enjoy fresh whipped cream for days (or even weeks) after opening the carton! And there’s nothing quite like topping off a slice of pie or a hot cup of coffee with some homemade whipped cream. So next time your recipe calls for whipping cream, don’t be afraid to splurge – just be sure to store it properly.