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Tips

The Best Way to Freeze Cream

Instead of letting any bit of a carton of heavy cream spoil in your refrigerator, turn to your freezer instead. It is possible to freeze heavy cream—here's the best way to do it.

How to Make Butter From Overwhipped Cream

Have you ever turned on your mixer to whip some cream and—OOPS—got distracted and forgot about it, only to return to clumpy, overwhipped cream? Don't throw it out...make butter!

Tips to Keep Cream Cold When Whipping

It's a well-known fact that cold cream whips better—but what do you do when you have a hot kitchen? Here's a few tips and tricks to ensure your heavy cream stays cold so you can make perfect whipped cream every time.

How to Quickly Bring Eggs & Butter to Room Temperature

So you forgot to take your eggs and butter out of the fridge in time for your baking adventure...we've all been there! Here's a quick and easy way to bring eggs and butter up to room temperature any time you need them.

Ice Cream Ingredient Primer

In a recipe as simple as ice cream, each ingredient counts. Learn exactly how each one helps achieve your best batch.

How To Make Brown Butter

An easy skill to master, making brown butter is a simple way to give rich flavor to lighter foods like chicken, pasta, or vegetables.

How to Make Herb Butter

Love using fresh herbs, but worried the leftovers will go to waste? Here's a simple way to give them a satisfying second use!


How-To's

How to Make Yogurt at Home

Creamy homemade yogurt is so luscious in taste and texture, and so simple to make, once you try it, you may never purchase it again.

All About Cream & How to Whip It

From half-and-half to heavy cream, this smooth and rich cooking and baking cornerstone is explained. Now you can case the dairy aisle with confidence. Plus, if you ever wondered about the difference between soft peaks, medium peaks, and stiff peaks, we'll teach you.

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Grab our recipe for creamy Homemade Ricotta Cheese and follow these quick and easy instructions on how to make homemade ricotta cheese yourself. It's so luscious (in taste and texture) and so simple to make, once you try it you may never purchase the grocery store variety again!


Recipes

Classic Eggnog

This recipe for Classic Eggnog is the ultimate rich, sweet holiday sipper. If you've only ever had eggnog from a carton, this homemade version takes things to a whole new level. Spiced with nutmeg — the warm spice that gives eggnog its distinctive flavor — enjoy a small cup with a splash of rum or bourbon. But this beverage isn't just for drinking (or just for the holidays). There are many more ways to enjoy this diverse drinkable custard — it's a great base for ice cream, stirred into coffee, added to a milkshake, or turned into Eggnog Bread Pudding, a dessert like no other.

Homemade Crème Fraîche

Most chefs have a secret ingredient that enhances the deliciousness of their dishes. Crème fraîche [krehm FRESH] is one of those favorite “behind the scenes” additions. This homemade version is made with just two ingredients — heavy cream and buttermilk — it adds a rich, creamy, and slightly tangy flavor to food. There are a myriad of ways to use it — try adding it into a sauce, as a topper for fresh fruit or grilled vegetables, as a salad dressing booster, or turn it into a sauce with a couple of add-ins then dollop it on top of smoked salmon or roast beef.