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Carton of Forgotten Cream

I had an unopened carton of heavy cream that is 3 weeks past the sell date. Out of curiosity I opened it and surprisingly there is no sour odor. There is an inch of very thick cream on the top. Did I make cream cheese? Can I do anything with this experiment besides toss it? Thanks picklers!

asked by Sadassa_Ulna over 4 years ago
7 answers 1085 views

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 4 years ago

Shake it up to bring it back together, then make ice cream. Don't toss it!

added over 4 years ago

Do what boulangere says and pour it over rasberries or blueberries or strawberries!


amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

Sounds more like clotted cream than cream cheese (?) If so, spread it on scones or biscuits with jam - with a cup of tea, of course.

Re: the Herzog ref - whatever you do, just make sure it tastes good in 3-D ;)

added over 4 years ago

I don't know what it is, but it is delicious with salt on whole wheat toast! I shook the carton but the thick stuff would not remix back in, so I poured the whole carton through a sieve and the mashed the collected thick stuff in a bowl with some salt. It is not cream cheese, probably more like clotted cream (although I think clotted cream is made by heating). Very buttery and delicious, not sour at all. Hope to see the Cave of Forgotten Dreams tonight; a coincidence . . . or is it?

added over 4 years ago

I've often left cream for a while. Weeks, even longer...

On occasion I end up with a wonderful creme fraiche!

added over 4 years ago

Definitely don't throw away! The delicious thick stuff on top and blend into some scrambled eggs you will make very slowly and gently! Or serve on scones like clotted cream.

added over 4 years ago

you are (or were) partway to butter, I think! I think your salting and spreading highlights that--what about some citrus zest or herbs in there?