Can you freeze aerosol whipped cream?

In this brief guide, we’ll address the query: “Can you freeze aerosol whipped cream?” Also, we’ll discuss how aerosol whipped cream can be frozen, how aerosol whipped cream works, and how it should be stored. 

Can you freeze aerosol whipped cream

Freezing aerosol whipped cream is not recommended while the cream is still in the can.

Whipped cream itself can be frozen, due to its fat content and the air inclusions (bubbles) present in it, but it should first be emptied from the spray can. 

The contents in a spray canister are heavily pressurized and storing it at subzero temperatures will result in the pressurized cream expanding, and the canister possibly bursting. 

To avoid such a mess, we’re providing a few guidelines that readers can follow to adequately freeze and preserve a surplus of aerosol whipped cream. 

How can I freeze aerosol whipped cream

Aerosol whipped cream can be frozen by emptying the contents of the canister and packaging them in an air-tight bag or a tight-sealing container. 

Individual portions work best when small amounts are used in cooking, as freezing it in bulk has the disadvantage that it can only be defrosted once, and the whipped cream should then be used in its entirety or any remnants will have to be thrown out. 

Defrosting whipped cream should be done by placing it in the refrigerator and leaving it to thaw overnight, though smaller batches such as spoonfuls and smaller scoops can be hurriedly thawed at room temperature in just a few minutes. 

Frozen whipped cream can be stored for up to three months, at which point some of the air trapped within the cream will have subsided and the cream may no longer peak as it did originally. 

If its texture is important for subsequent cooking, frozen whipped cream is best consumed within three months. 

How does aerosol whipped cream work? 

The principle behind aerosol whipped cream is to pressurize the cream using a gas cartridge and expelling it through a narrow nozzle that’ll inject bubbles into the cream’s fluid. 

Commonly, cans are packed with nitrous oxide, and the instructions on the can indicate that it should first be shaken to increase the pressure within. 

When the nozzle is pressed, the nitrous oxide is boiled away, and the resulting bubbles are injected into the cream, thickening it. 

Aerosol whipped cream is a time-saving alternative to procuring heavy cream and whipping it manually or with an electric beater, as the cream is thickened straight out of the nozzle, and it may last longer than home-whipped cream. 

If sprayed out and refrigerated, canned whipped cream can keep its texture and speaking ability for about 2 to 3 days, and frozen, can last for 2 to 3 months.

How should I store aerosol whipped cream

Once opened, whipped cream should be stored in refrigeration, where it will keep for 3 to 7 days at 5°C or lower. 

In the fridge, they should be placed on a shelf near the rear of the refrigerator, as the fridge is warmer near the front. Each brand prints the storage instructions on the canisters, and they should be followed accordingly. 

On average, cans of whipped cream will last for three weeks past their indicated expiration date, but to further extend their shelf life, they can be frozen, as we’ve reviewed above. 

Whipped cream that has spoiled in a can will have changed its consistency and will not spray as easily. Also, the product may begin to give off a questionable smell or taste and from thereon, must be discarded to avoid illness by food poisoning


In this brief guide, we’ve addressed the query: “Can you freeze aerosol whipped cream?” Also, we’ve discussed how aerosol whipped cream can be frozen, how aerosol whipped cream works, and how it should be stored. 


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