We came upon these festive, frozen gingerbread men whipped cream toppers on The Cake Blog. How adorable are they?! With many winter brides including a cocoa bar at their reception, this is sure to be a sweet addition! Did you even know that you could freeze whipped cream? Neither did we! Below, check out the recipe for these fun frozen cubes.
Recipe by Carrie Sellman
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
festive cookie cutters
Chill metal mixing bowl and beater/whisk in freezer for 15 minutes. Pour cream and sugar into bowl and mix on medium speed just until firm peaks form. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread whipped cream out into an even layer. Freeze for several hours or overnight until completely firm.
Using a cookie cutter that is smaller than your mug, cut out shapes from the solid whipped cream.
To make the cutting process go smoothly, between each cutout, dip the cutter into a bowl of hot water to clean off any excess whipped cream that builds up on the cutter. Shake off excess water and proceed to the next cut. If the sheet of whipped cream starts to thaw and get soft, pop it back in the freezer for a few minutes to become solid again. You can order the gingerbread cookie cutter used above, here. It has a plunger which helps release the cutout and also makes the cute imprints.
Place shapes on a separate baking tray lined with parchment paper. Once all shapes have been cut, place tray in freezer to solidify the shapes. Once your cutouts are completely solid again, repackage into a freezer-safe container to store.
Whenever you’re ready to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, simply take one out of the freezer and using a spoon, lower it into the mug so it doesn’t flip over. Add a cinnamon stick or peppermint stick for extra fun! Enjoy ~