Debbie has been telling me about the Gossner Shelf-Stable (meaning it can sit on your shelf until you open it) Whipping Cream and how she uses it all of the time. (She doesn’t even buy fresh whipping cream anymore!) To be honest, I didn’t believe some of her claims like that it is cheaper than fresh (how could that even be?!), or that it didn’t have a weird taste. (I heard my husband talk about shelf-stable milk in not so favorable terms after he had to drink it for two years while on his LDS mission.) Could it really live up to all of Debbie’s claims that you could make butter, whipped cream, and even ice cream out of it? I never tried that hard to experiment with it because I thought you had to live in Utah to get it. I don’t like to admit it, but I was wrong on ALL accounts. In fact, I love this shelf-stable whipping cream so much, that it is my new favorite food storage item! Let’s just break down all of these claims and look at them:
CLAIM #1: IS GOSSNER’S SHELF-STABLE WHIPPING CREAM CHEAPER THAN FRESH?
The numbers don’t lie. I was so shocked when I took this picture at my local grocery store and saw how expensive the cream is! But as I started experimenting more and more with Gossner’s shelf-stable cream, it just made me fall more and more in love with it! So yeah…I think I’m with Debbie, I won’t be buying store bought cream anymore.
CLAIM #2: DOES GOSSNER’S SHELF-STABLE WHIPPING CREAM HAVE A FUNNY TASTE?
Absolutely not! I’ve tried it in so many recipes ranging from ice cream to a yummy Lemon Alfredo and it has all been fabulous. I can only imagine what it will be like this Fall to make all of those yummy creamy soups that call for cream (which, before, I never made because I never had cream around)! This is a must-have item!
If you want the recipe that I used, click HERE.
CLAIM #3: CAN YOU MAKE WHIPPED CREAM, ICE CREAM, AND BUTTER WITH GOSSNER’S SHELF-STABLE WHIPPING CREAM?
Yes, yes, and YES! Holy frijoles! I have had so much fun making whipped cream, ice cream, and butter from my food storage. I was particularly excited about the butter because I’ve tried every recipe online for turning powdered butter into something you’d want to spread on toast (and don’t leave a comment for the honey butter that is mostly sugar, I’d rather just use whipped honey) and NONE of them work. They are all terrible, just trust me. In fact, I was so impressed that I made THREE videos that you can watch to see just how easy it is to have your family’s favorites from your food storage. (After all, who wants expensive freeze-dried squeaky crunchy ice cream when you can have cool, creamy ice cream for the price of what it costs at the store?!)
CLAIM #4: YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN UTAH TO PURCHASE GOSSNER’S SHELF-STABLE CREAM
FALSE! Don’t get me wrong, if you can stop by Gossners or a Honeyville store you can get it cheaper. But I was able to find an online outlet to purchase from that even has FREE shipping. You can even use your Amazon account for easy checkout. It comes in a case of 12, and trust me, it will be easy to use! Click HERE to visit Diversified Foods, Inc. where you can get the best ONLINE price for this cream.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
While Gossner’s shelf-stable cream has some remarkable qualities, there are a few that you need to know about that are so-so. The first one being, that the best-buy (note: it is NOT an expiration date) can be 6-12 months from when you purchase it. This isn’t a huge red flag to me because it is a product that you can easily rotate through because it is so much cheaper than the grocery store, but you do need to be aware of it so you don’t leave it sitting on the shelf for too long. 😉 After opening, you DO need to refrigerate any leftovers.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are also other shelf-stable milks (including chocolate and whole milk) that are also available.