Can You Freeze Reddi Whip?

by Charlie

Reddi Whip is a can of nitrous propelled whipped cream. Whipped creams are used as a condiment in smoothies, coffee, and sometimes in alcoholic drinks. 

Reddi whip is famed as a topping on desserts, cupcakes, and more. So, if you bought a can of Reddi whip from the store and your needs do not require emptying the entire can. How do you preserve the rest?

Can you freeze Reddi whip? Yes, you can. Reddi-Wip can be frozen and preserved for up to one or two months while keeping it at its best quality. If properly frozen, there is no danger of the whipped cream losing shape or taste. 

However, the big question is how do you freeze it?

Whipped cream is made entirely from cream and not hydrogenated oil. Reddi whip brings varieties like extra creamy, fat-free, non-dairy coconut, chocolate, and more. So you can have whipped cream in varying flavors and forms to enjoy in different manners. 

How to Freeze Reddi Whip

The big question, How do I freeze it? When freezing anything at all, preparation is what makes the difference or determines how well that item freezes or lasts in the freezer. 

Reddi whip would last for about 5 to 7 days if continuously refrigerated. But with time, the fat in the cream begins to go rancid, and your Reddi whip goes downhill. So how do you prepare your Reddi whip to freeze long term?

  1. Freezing Reddi whip in its can
  2. Freezing Reddi whip out of its can

Freezing Reddi Whip in its Can

Don’t celebrate yet, this is not a good idea at all. You see, liquids expand as they freeze. Reddi whip is a pressured can filled with nitrous oxide to propel and whip the cream in it. So, as the liquid expands under that already existing pressure, your can might rupture, leaving one hell of a mess to clean up in your freezer. 

If you can avoid it, do not freeze Reddi whip in its can. But, there are extreme situations where you are pressed for time and do not have the luxury to go through the process of properly freezing whipped cream. The freezing action would make the whipped cream expand, but will leave the nitrous oxide unaffected. 

When you have to freeze Reddi whip in its can, put the can into an airtight heavy-duty freezer bag. If the can ruptures and begins to leak from the expansion, your whipped cream is caught in the bag. Avoid freezing whipped cream in their aerosol cans. 

Freezing Reddi Whip out of its Can

You do not need any special equipment to carry out this process. You can get everything you need in the kitchen.

Step 1: Preparation

Get a metal cookie sheet, parchment paper, and a spatula. You need to keep these kitchen utensils clean and ready to use. Since you are not working with homemade whipped cream there isn’t much to be done.

Step 2: Flash Freezing

From here, the fun begins. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper and place it on your kitchen counter or table. 

Get your Reddi whip, shake it, and press serving size dollops onto the lined cookie sheet. Put enough spacing between each dollop and try to keep them as evenly sized as possible. The parchment paper on the cookie sheet is to keep the dollops of whipped cream from sticking to the sheet after flash freezing. 

With the nozzle of the Reddi whip, you can shape the dollops of the whipped cream into your desired shapes. Just keep the sizes even.

Place the tray into the freezer to freeze till the dollops of whipped cream are frozen solid. In about thirty minutes, the whipped cream should be cold and firm to the touch already. 

Step 3: Storage and Freezing

After the whipped cream has frozen solid, bring the tray out of the freezer and ready heavy-duty airtight freezer bags. Gently, lift the frozen dollops of whipped cream from the trays and place them into the bags. Use the spatula if you need to. 

By flash freezing the whipped cream, you have successfully portioned it into serving sizes, making it easy to be used when frozen. 

With a sharpie, label the bags stating the contents and date of the freeze. This helps you to know what you have stored and for how long if you forget them in the freezer. Then, place the bags into the freezer to freeze.

How to Defrost Frozen Reddi Whip(Whipped Cream)

When you need to defrost your whipped cream, you can thaw the entire pack or just pick the number of servings you need and thaw that instead. 

Place the frozen whipped cream in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to defrost. Then, the dollops can be placed on your dessert or in your coffee to be enjoyed.

Will Reddi Whip Melt in the Refrigerator?

Yes, it will. Except for Reddi whip’s extra creamy variant, whipped cream melts very quickly. Even when placed in the refrigerator the whipped cream will melt. 

If your Reddi whip is used as frosting on a cake and left for too long, it would melt. Even in the refrigerator. So, it is ideal to not serve your Reddi whip beforehand with baked goodies.

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