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Q & A: Freezing a can of whipped cream

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Most recent answer: 10/27/2014
Q:
Does whip cream in a can explode upon freezer in the freezer?
- Shelley Poulos (age 55)
Gillette, WY, USA
A:

I don't know. Some sealed containers will burst when frozen because liquid water expands as it turns to ice. The liquid cream inside your can may expand when it freezes, but the pressurized gas that "whips" it (usually nitrous oxide) should be mostly unaffected. Try this: put the can inside a big zip-lock bag (in case it does leak), freeze it, and let us know what happens!

Rebecca Holmes


(published on 10/27/2014)

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